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Contact's full name:Jayne S. Ressler
Title:interim Director of the Legal Writing Program
Organization:Brooklyn Law School
 250 Joralemon Street
 Brooklyn NY 11201
Phone:718 780-7931
Description:BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL is seeking applicants for both full-time and part-time one year Visiting Legal Writing Instructor positions. Instructors teach the Fundamentals of Law Practice course to first year students in the fall and spring semesters. The small class size enables faculty to give the students individual attention and provide a strong foundation in writing, analysis and research.
PREREQUISITES: Strong academic record, excellent writing skills, minimum of three years of legal experience.
SALARY is competitive:
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to:
Jayne S. Ressler
Associate Professor of Legal Writing and Interim Director of the Legal Writing Program
Brooklyn Law School
Position Type:1-2 year fellowship
Faculty Vote:No
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-04-15

Contact's full name:Greg Eddington
Title:Director of Legal Research and Writing
Organization:Oklahoma City University School of Law
 2501 N. Blackwelder
 Oklahoma City OK 73106
Description:Oklahoma City University School of Law is accepting applications for the position of Legal Research and Writing Professor.
This is a nine-month, non-tenure track position. The Legal Research and Writing (LR&W) Professor will teach two sections of Legal Research and Writing, a first-year required class, in both the fall and spring semesters. Each section contains approximately twenty students. In addition to teaching, LR&W professors are expected to grade numerous written assignments throughout each semester.
The Legal Research and Writing Professor will work closely with the Director during his or her first year as a faculty member. After the first year, although some assignments are uniform, LR&W professors have significant autonomy in designing their own assignments and classes. Faculty members are also expected to serve as advisors to a small group of students each academic year, in addition to maintaining regular office hours.
Review of applications will begin immediately. The application deadline is April 2, 2015.
Please apply online at: http://okcu.silkroad.com/epostings/jobs/submit.cfm?fuseaction=dspjob&company_id=16211&version=1&jobid=558
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-04-02

Contact's full name:Gail Mullins, Director, Legal Research & Writing
Title:Assistant Professor
Organization:University of Oklahoma College of Law
 300 Timberdell Road
 Room 3054
 Norman OK 73019
Description:Assistant Professor, Legal Research, Writing & Advocacy Position Advertisement

The University of Oklahoma College of Law, a public law school located in Norman, Oklahoma, invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment to join our Legal Research, Writing & Advocacy program. The start date for the position is August 2015. The initial appointment will be for a three-year term of successive nine-month appointments followed by eligibility for long-term, presumptively renewable contracts consistent with ABA standards.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two sections of 20-25 students each in Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy I and II. Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent research and writing skills, the ability to diagnose legal writing difficulties, and the ability to mentor students in one-on-one and small group settings. Our legal writing faculty members follow a common syllabus and work collaboratively to develop assignments for the academic year. All legal writing faculty members are expected to coach and travel with one or more teams in the College of Law's successful moot court program and take on regular committee assignments and other service obligations. Legal Writing Faculty members may be invited to teach additional writing courses for overload pay. This is a benefits-eligible position, and compensation will be set commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school; a superior academic record; excellent legal research and writing skills; and experience teaching full-time or as an adjunct in a law school, preferably in legal writing and appellate advocacy, or at least three years of practice experience. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work collegially in a collaborative work environment.

Over the past decade, our College of Law has built world-class facilities, attracted exceptional students and faculty, and dramatically increased endowed faculty positions and resources. The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, a college town located near Oklahoma City that has been recognized nationally as one of the best places to live.

Please submit electronic applications to Professor Gail Mullins at gmullins@ou.edu or print applications to Professor Gail Mullins, Director of Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019. Please include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a short writing sample, and (if available) course evaluations. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries and requests for further information may be directed to Gail Mullins at gmullins@ou.edu.

The University of Oklahoma is 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
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-04-09