Thursday, April 18, 2019
California dreaming? Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles is seeking applicants for a full-time or part-time position as a visiting professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS).
The LAWS course offers first-year students six credits of instruction in core lawyering skills including research, writing, client counseling, oral advocacy, and professionalism. The LAWS program has a director and shared core assignments, but faculty members each select and develop their own teaching materials and lessons.
Applicants must have a law degree, strong academic record, and at least two years of post-law school experience demonstrating the potential for excellence in teaching legal writing and other practical lawyering skills. Teaching experience is preferred but not required. Southwestern is committed to faculty diversity.
Applicants should be prepared to start work as early as July 2019 and to start teaching as early August 10, 2019. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can address your cover letter to Members of the LAWS Hiring Committee.
This is a one-year visitorship with a possibility of renewal. We anticipate the need for a full-time hire. However, we would consider candidates who need part-time appointments for personal reasons. Although this is initially a visitorship, if the need becomes long-term, the school may subsequently offer a nonvisiting position (such a position would be 405(c)-compliant with renewable one-year contracts and eligibility for a five-year presumptively renewable contract after three years).
Hat tip to Tracy Turner, Director and Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills at Southwestern Law School.