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Contact's full name:Professor Noah Weisbord
Title:Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee
Organization:Florida International University College of Law
 Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall
 11200 SW 8th Street
 Miami FL 33199
 
Phone:305-348-8375
Fax:
Email:vstorres@fiu.edu
Website:facultycareers.fiu.edu
Description:Florida International University College of Law, a public law school located in Miami, Florida, seeks applicants for entry-level or lateral appointments for the position of Lecturer in Legal Skills and Values. The start date for the position is August 2015. The College of Law's Legal Skills and Values program consists of two required courses in the first year of law school, and an additional required course by the end of a student's fourth semester. We are seeking dedicated legal writing and skills teachers to teach legal research, analysis, and written and oral communication skills, all with a heavy emphasis on professionalism, to students in the first-year courses. Lateral candidates should show a demonstrated record of teaching excellence. Entry-level candidates should show commitment to excellence in teaching and significant potential as law teachers. Relevant experience from legal practice is an asset. This is a full-time faculty appointment, with an initial one-year term, with the possibility of a three-year term and then successive five-year terms. Anticipated salary is between $60,000 and $80,000, depending upon experience. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a listing of three references. The Appointments Committee may request additional material such as teaching evaluations and letters of recommendation. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position or positions are filled. Please submit applications electronically to Professor Noah Weisbord - Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee at: Facultycareers.fiu.edu. When applying please reference Job Opening ID 508683. Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie-engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:60-69k,70-79k
Students
Per Semester:
31-35
Submission Deadline:2015-03-01

Contact's full name:Tracy Turner
Title:Director of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills
Organization:Southwestern Law School
 3050 Wilshire Boulevard
 
 Los Angeles CA 90010
 
Phone:213-738-5736
Fax:
Email:lawsad2015@swlaw.edu
Website:www.swlaw.edu
Description:Southwestern Law School is seeking applicants for a full-time position as a professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS). Our innovative LAWS course offers first-year students six credits of instruction in core lawyering skills including research, writing, client counseling, 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 May 2015 and to start teaching as early as June 15, 2015. Please send a cover letter and resume to lawsad2015@swlaw.edu. You can address your cover letter to Members of the LAWS Hiring Committee.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:80-89k
Students
Per Semester:
41-45
Submission Deadline:2015-02-15

Contact's full name:Seymour Moskowitz
Title:Professor
Organization:Valparaiso University Law School
 656 Greenwich Street
 
 Valparaiso IN 46383
 
Phone:219-465-7858
Fax:219-465-7872
Email:Sy.Moskowitz@valpo.edu
Website:
Description:VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL is seeking a visitor for a full-time legal writing position for academic year 2015-2016. Valparaiso students complete a comprehensive three-year program of legal writing. In the Fall semester, the person hired will teach a combination of one-credit, seven-week courses to first- and second-year students. Each section has approximately twenty to thirty-nine students, depending on the course. Possibilities include second-year courses in appellate brief writing and introduction to drafting and a first-year course in business communication. In the Spring semester, the visitor will teach a two-credit legal writing course for first-year students. Librarians teach research as an additional one credit course during the students' first three semesters. Legal writing professors are supported by student teaching assistants, whose duties vary with the course being taught.Questions about the curriculum may be addressed to Professor Ruth Vance, Legal Writing Director, at Ruth.Vance@valpo.edu or 219.465.7862.Preferred applicants will have experience teaching legal writing.Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted until February 4. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, and (3) a list of three references with their contact information. These materials should be sent either electronically or in hard copy to: Professor Seymour Moskowitz, Appointments Committee Chair, at Sy.Moskowitz@valpo.edu. Mailing address is Valparaiso University Law School, 656 Greenwich Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383.Valparaiso University is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Type:part-time
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:80-89k,90+k
Students
Per Semester:
46-50
Submission Deadline:2015-02-04