Sunday, January 19, 2020

Southwestern Law School (Los Angeles) is Hiring

Southwestern Law SchoolSouthwestern Law School in Los Angeles is seeking applicants for a full-time position as a professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS).  Its innovative LAWS course offers first-year students six credits of instruction in core lawyering skills including research, writing, oral advocacy, and professionalism.  Entry-level appointment as an Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills is for an initial contract of one year with the possibility of presumptively renewable five-year contracts after the third year. 


LAWS professors participate actively in the life of Southwestern and enjoy full faculty voting rights.  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 1, 2020 and to start teaching as early as August 10, 2020. 


Salary is estimated at $80,000 to $89,999, but the salary may be negotiable above that level if the candidate is highly experienced. Faculty hired get to vote during faculty meetings. Estimated 41-45 students per semester.


Please send a cover letter and resume to  You can address your cover letter to Members of the LAWS Hiring Committee. 


Hat tip to Tracy Turner, Associate Dean for Learning Outcomes and Director of the Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills Program at Southwestern Law School.



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