Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference

The Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference will be held in person in Kansas City, Missouri on October 22-23, 2021.

Click here for the program and information on how to register for the conference.

Hat tip to the Central States Regional Conference Program Committee: Professors Elizabeth DeArmond, Sophia Goodman, Pamela Keller, and Shannon Moritz


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AALS Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Section Social

On September 14, 2021, 5:00 PM ET, the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research will hold an online Social.

It sounds like a nice way to start a new semester.



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Dayton Webinar on "Law in the Americas: Legal Writing Skills"

Have you ever been sitting around at the start of the weekend, wondering what you're going to be doing? Well the University of Dayton School of Law has an idea -- at least for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. Central -- a time unlikely to conflict with any classes, faculty meetings, or other webinars. And it's at 7:00 p.m. BRT, in case you're on Brasilia time. The webinar is part of the Law in the Americas Series, and will give us a chance to learn about how legal writing is taught outside the United States.

The topic is one of interest to readers of this blog:

Legal Writing Skills
Held in partnership between the University of Dayton School of Law and Mackenzie Presbyterian University, the panelists will examine the ways legal writing skills are taught to students.
The speakers will be Denise Neves Abade, a Professor at the Law School at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, and Ericka Curran, an Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills and the Leadership Honors Program Director at the University of Dayton School of Law.
Here's more information about the program, including links to register for it (it's free). Law In The Americas Webinar Series : University of Dayton, Ohio (udayton.edu)

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

South Dakota is Hiring

The University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law looks to hire an entry-level or lateral professor, dependent upon qualifications, with expertise in the field of Legal Writing. This position is on the tenure track and will start at the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year.

The successful candidate will teach in the 1L Legal Writing program as well as select upper-division writing courses. The remainder of the course package will be subject to negotiation. Individuals appointed to tenure-track positions are expected to fulfill the tripartite responsibilities of teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction (a state or the District of Columbia) or able to be licensed at the time appointment begins.

The University of South Dakota encourages diverse candidates to apply. EEO/AA. For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671. Please include your application letter, vita, and the names and addresses of three current references.

Inquiries and informal applications may be directed to Eric W. Young, Assistant Dean, University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermilion, SD 57069. You may also send a message by email to eric.young@usd.edu or call at 605-658-3524.

Hat tip to Wendy Hess.


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Monday, August 16, 2021

UIC is Hiring

The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, Chicago's only public law school, is seeking entry-level or near entry-level candidates for two full-time faculty positions in the tenure/tenure-track at all ranks to teach a combination of courses needed in the law school curriculum. The law school’s primary needs are Civil Procedure, Property, and Torts and secondary needs are Professional Responsibility, Remedies, Estates and Trust, and Business Associations.

The Law School, which is located in Chicago's downtown Loop, was created by merging a 120- year-old independent law school with a strong history of access, opportunity, and innovation into the University of Illinois Chicago, a Carnegie Research 1 University that is part of the University of Illinois system. The Law School is committed to diversity, access, and opportunity and is excited to recruit individuals who are- or demonstrates the potential to be- exceptional teachers and scholars. For more information about the Law School, visit https://law.uic.edu .

Responsibilities include teaching law students at the Juris Doctor’s and Master’s Levels. Regularly producing high-quality scholarship. Collaborating with other faculty and staff to establish a strong learning environment. Engaging in internal and external service activities, including attending Law School and University meetings, serving on law school and University committees, participating in scholarly organizations or organizations related to the legal profession, delivering presentations, and providing other service to the academy, community, or legal profession.

Candidates must have a Juris Doctor from an ABA-approved law school or its equivalent from a foreign country; record of teaching excellence or demonstrated potential to become an excellent teacher and record of high-quality scholarship or demonstrated potential to produce high-quality scholarship; and demonstrated interested in serving at an urban, public, Research 1 university Excellent writing and communication skills and demonstrated ability to mentor students is highly preferred. Salary, academic rank and tenure/tenure-track will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and the name of three professional references by August 27, 2021 by applying online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=149463 . Initial screening interviews will be conducted via Zoom or a similar platform. Individuals invited to interview for the position should be prepared to submit teaching evaluations for past law-school teaching (whether as an Adjunct, Visiting Professor, or full-time Professor), copies of or links to published scholarship, and, where applicable, copies of promotion reports from current or past law schools. Applicants can continue to apply as a confidential review and screening of candidates will continue until positions are filled.

All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes; Vacation, Holiday and Sick.  In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents.  Click for a complete list of benefits at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. UIC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Northern Illinois University School of Law is Hiring

The Northern Illinois University College of Law, David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library anticipates an opening for a Resources Management Librarian/Assistant Professor position. The law school is located about an hour west of Chicago. Applicants must apply online at https://employment.niu.edu/postings/57547 and complete their applicant profile and upload their materials. Priority consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, August 27, 2021. Applications received after that date will only be reviewed if needed. For additional information, contact Therese Arado, Acting Dir. David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library at tclarke@niu.edu, or Tita Kaus, Administrative Assistant to the Dean at tkaus@niu.edu. 815-753-1068.

Hat tip to Merideth Stange.


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Problem Released for 2021-22 Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

The problem for the 26th Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition has just been released. The theme is "Protected Areas and Armed Conflict." 

Click here for the Record for the 2021-22 Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.  

Regional Rounds will be held around the world.

Click here for information on regional rounds.

International Finals to be held at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida on April 7–9, 2022.


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Friday, August 13, 2021

Southern Illinois University is Hiring

The School of Law at Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position. This is a 9-month, continuing, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning January 1, 2022.

The Assistant Professor will teach Lawyering Skills I and II, which is a required first-year course for all law students, as well as first year or upper-level doctrinal or skills courses depending on the needs of the School of Law and on the successful candidate's area of expertise.  The selected individual will also participate in research/scholarly activity and other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Minimum Qualifications:  A Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a minimum of five years of legal practice.

Preferred Qualifications:  Law teaching experience; prior experience in teaching legal writing; and an outstanding professional record.

Southern Illinois University School of Law is an outstanding, small public law school that provides its students with an optimal mix of theoretical and experiential educational opportunities in a student-centered environment in order to prepare thm for a changing legal profession in a global environment.

Deadline to Apply: 8/26/21 or until filled. Here's the link to apply  https://jobs.siu.edu/job-details?jobid=12367.


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Golden Gate University is Hiring

Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco is hiring a Director of Bar Performance and Assessment. For more information, contact Rana Boujaoude (rboujaoude@ggu.edu).

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Stetson Distinguished Visitor

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law

Stetson University College of Law may seek to hire a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law in the field of Legal Research and Writing, for either a semester or a full year.  The ideal candidate will be an established scholar and teacher in the field seeking to engage with colleagues and students at one of the nation’s top Legal Writing programs.  The Distinguished Visiting Professor will work with faculty in Stetson’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication, which supports an active community of legal communication and writing scholars. https://www.stetson.edu/law/academics/lrw/.  The Distinguished Visiting Professor will teach a section of one of our Legal Research and Writing courses, and possibly a small upper level writing or skills-focused course. The position will include the ability to hire teaching and research assistants and support for professional travel.    

Located in Florida’s Tampa Bay area, the nation’s nineteenth largest metro area, Stetson was established in 1900 and is Florida’s oldest law school.  Our main campus is in Gulfport, just outside St. Petersburg.  We also have a part-time program with classes on both the main campus and our satellite campus in downtown Tampa. Stetson has earned a national reputation for its advocacy, elder law, legal writing, and higher education programs, and has Centers for Excellence in Advocacy, Elder Law, and Higher Education Law and Policy.  Stetson nurtures a vibrant intellectual community, situated on a beautiful campus.  We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at https://www.stetson.edu/portal/law/ to learn more about our school, our community and our programs.

Stetson encourages applications from women, mi­norities, LGBTQ+ candidates, and all others who will contribute to our stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment. All applicants must have a strong academic record and be committed to out­standing teaching and scholarship.  Stetson’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy is available at https://www.stetson.edu/administration/human-resources/media/hotline/eeo-non-discrimination.pdf.

The Faculty Appointments Committee will continue to review applications until positions are filled.

Contact: Applicants should send a cover letter, a current CV, and at least three professional references to Professors Ellen Podgor and James Fox at facultyappointments@law.stetson.edu or by standard mail to Professors Podgor and Fox at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707.

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Friday, August 6, 2021

California Western School of Law Adopts Unitary Tenure Track Policy

SAN DIEGO—California Western School of Law has announced that the faculty and Board of Trustees have voted to adopt a unitary tenure track. This change to the institution’s Faculty Bylaws creates opportunities for its clinical, Legal Skills, and other skills professors who were hired as full-time faculty to achieve tenure, with the same faculty governance and voting rights that come with an existing tenure-stream faculty position.

At the heart of this change is California Western’s commitment to living its values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Faculty hired without tenure are disproportionately under-represented in the academy, and yet face much more uncertain employment. A unitary track system provides these individuals with a clearer career pathway while promoting a spirit of collegiality and equality amongst all faculty.

“This is a momentous occasion for the California Western School of Law” reports Dean Sean Scott. “Moving toward a unitary tenure track reflects our desire to dismantle the traditional hierarchies within faculty ranks, which is part of the larger goal of addressing structural inequalities within legal education.”

The new system will also benefit the intellectual life of California Western. It incentivizes research and writing amongst faculty that typically fill legal skills positions, which solidifies the intersection of theory at practice. Adds Dean Scott: “we’re sending a signal to students about the need within their own careers to blend deep thinking and research with legal skills; to be successful they must have mastery of both.”

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/4zpm6bf7

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Texas Tech is hiring!

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University School of Law is seeking to fill an open tenure-track faculty position (Requisition 24852BR) in the area of legal writing.

The Legal Practice Program at Texas Tech University School of Law is currently ranked the 25th top legal writing program in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Legal Practice professors at Texas Tech have the same voting rights as doctrinal faculty as well as pay parity. More information about the Legal Practice Program can be found at https://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/programs/lp/.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and have a commitment to or demonstrated record of scholarly distinction, exemplary teaching, and institutional or public service. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship are encouraged to apply. Although we recognize that external funding opportunities have traditionally been limited in legal academia, candidates who have strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding or who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Service to the School of Law and University is expected. Service duties include program-building as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Prior  teaching experience, law practice experience, or service as a judicial clerk is also preferred.

Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas, is a state-supported National Research University with an enrollment that exceeds 40,000 students. In addition, Texas Tech University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The law school has approximately 410 students and 36 full-time faculty members. The law school is an integral part of the University and offers 10 dual-degree programs with other Texas Tech schools and colleges. The Lubbock metropolitan area is home to over 300,000 people, enjoys affordable housing, abundant sunshine, friendly people, and offers easy access to other parts of the country. For more information, visit our website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The University welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references electronically to the attention of Professor Richard Rosen, Chair, Personnel Committee, at the Texas Tech Jobs website: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/. You may also contact Professor Rosen at richard.rosen@ttu.edu. The submission of applications is preferred by November 1, 2021.

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