Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The University of Texas School of Law seeks to hire a legal-writing teacher for the 2018–2019 school year. The person hired will teach two sections of legal analysis and communication in the fall and two sections of persuasive writing and advocacy in the spring. Each section will have approximately 20 to 25 students.
The successful applicant will join the faculty of the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy. Job duties will include teaching classes, holding student conferences, training and supervising teaching assistants, creating writing problems, commenting on student papers, and judging oral arguments.
Applicants should have strong academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school, and proven expertise in legal writing. Law-practice experience, which may include a judicial clerkship, is expected. Experience teaching or working with students is valuable.
The position is at the University status of Lecturer, with a nine-month contract (September–May) that will pay $80,000 plus insurance and retirement benefits. Although the contract may be renewed, there is no guarantee of renewal. The position can lead to rolling, renewable contracts of three years. The position cannot lead to a tenure-track appointment.
To apply, submit a cover letter, résumé, law-school transcript, and writing sample by visiting https://apply.interfolio.com/49592. The application deadline is April 11, 2018. We will comply with the AALS Statement of Good Practices for the Recruitment of and Resignation by Full-Time Faculty Members.
The University of Texas at Austin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. The posititon may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. After a one-year initial contract, the position may lead to rolling, renewable contracts of three years. The position is eligible for University voting rights, with exceptions, after two or more academic years of service. The anticipated salary is $80,000 to $89,999. The anticipated number of students is 36 to 45.
Hat tip to Kamela Bridges.
Friday, May 8, 2015
A project overseen by Seattle legal writing professor Sara Rankin has been causing a lot of buzz in Seattle. The Human Rights Advocacy Project revealed that "It’s often difficult or impossible for homeless people not to break . . . laws" against activities like sleeping in public. Rankin's students became engaged with the topic by writing about it.