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Contact's full name:Mary Ellen Fullerton
Title:Professor
Organization:Brooklyn Law School
 250 Joralemon Street
 
 Brooklyn NY 11201
 
Phone:718 780-7925
Fax:718 780-0376
Email:maryellen.fullerton@brooklaw.edu
Website:
Description:Brooklyn Law School is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Director of the Legal Writing Program, one of the nation's oldest and most highly regarded legal writing programs.
The duties of the Director will include 1) hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating the legal writing faculty; 2) coordinating the first-year legal writing curriculum; 3) enriching the writing program in the upperclass years; 4) overseeing pedagogical and curricular innovation; 5) teaching the first-year legal writing course (other courses optional); and 6) promoting the Legal Writing Program externally.
The Director is expected to participate fully in the life of the law school and in the larger legal writing community.
Qualified applicants must have a J.D., a strong academic record, considerable experience in teaching legal writing, and demonstrated administrative, leadership, and interpersonal skills. The Director will be eligible for renewable long-term contracts or tenure, depending upon interest and qualifications.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, C.V., and contact information for three references to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Maryellen Fullerton via email to maryellen.fullerton@brooklaw.edu.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, and plans to conduct a substantial number of preliminary interviews in person and by videoconference during June and July 2015. The search committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled.
Brooklyn Law School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to the principle of diversity. It is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of applicants, including minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:90+k
Students
Per Semester:
<30
Submission Deadline:2015-08-15

Contact's full name:Helen A. Anderson
Title:Professor
Organization:University of Washington School of Law
 Box 353020
 
 Seattle WA 98195-3020
 
Phone:(206)543-0346
Fax:
Email:hander@uw.edu
Website:
Description:The University of Washington School of Law is seeking two full-time and/or part-time Lecturers to teach legal writing courses, including the first-year Legal Analysis, Research & Writing (LARW) course and possibly an upper level writing course. Legal writing courses at the UW are taught by a team of dedicated and experienced faculty. We stress collaboration and innovation. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

We are seeking candidates with strong academic credentials (J.D. or equivalent), excellent legal writing and research skills, as well as substantial legal practice experience. Candidates must also have a commitment to teaching writing and mentoring students.

These are 9-month annual appointments, with the possibility for multi-year reappointment, beginning September 16. Lecturers are eligible for promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer. These are not, however, tenured or tenure-track positions. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Applications, including a letter of intent, resume, writing sample, and the names and addresses of at least three references (or letters of reference), should be emailed to Summer Korst, Director of Human Resources at summerd@uw.edu. Priority will be given to applications submitted by July 10, 2015.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:60-69k,70-79k
Students
Per Semester:
46-50
Submission Deadline:2015-07-10

Contact's full name:Jamie Hickey
Title:HR Generalist
Organization:LRP Publications
 360 Hiatt Drive
 
 Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418
 
Phone:561.622.6520
Fax:
Email:jhickey@lrp.com
Website:https://careers-lrp.icims.com/jobs/1119/legal-edit
Description:LRP Publications, Inc. has been an industry leading provider of a wide variety of multimedia solutions for business and education professionals for over three decades, offering world-class content and exceptional customer service. LRP's customers receive the guidance, knowledge, and tools they need in the format they want.
LRP is currently seeking a Legal Editor to write disability case law summaries designed to convey the impact of the decision to our legal and non-legal subscribers in a concise, practical manner. The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated time-management skills and a proven ability to read and efficiently summarize case law. The Legal Editor will select and summarize no fewer than three rulings per day to be included in our newsletters and websites, as well as:
-Write legal articles on disability topics according to LRP's style guidelines and edit work for spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors according to AP style format.
-Maintain and update several legal research binder products. Routinely review laws, regulations and policies to make sure our products are up to date.
-Conduct extensive interviews with a variety of sources to elicit advice-driven information.
-Perform regular news searches for newly filed lawsuits and settlements, and legislative and regulatory developments.
-Respond to external customer inquiries quickly and efficiently.
-Interface with company department personnel, including Customer Service and other Editorial staff.
Position Requirements:
-JD degree required
-At least one year of experience writing case summaries and editing according to AP and Bluebook format
-Proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word and Outlook
-Must reside within 40 miles of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Desired Qualifications:
-Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
-Ability to maintain high standards despite pressing daily deadlines
-Ability to accept and internalize feedback and corrections
-Willingness to work as a team member and take on new assignments to help the team
-Ability to learn and efficiently use several proprietary computerized databases and websites
-Ability to write in-depth but concise articles targeted to a niche audience

LRP is committed to providing a challenging and cooperative work environment where each employee is treated as a valued resource. In addition to a stable and supportive work environment, we provide:
-Comprehensive insurance coverage
-401(k) retirement savings account with employer match
-Paid holidays and vacation
-Business casual attire
As an EO/AA employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran, or disability status.
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:40-49k
Students
Per Semester:
N/A
Submission Deadline:2015-12-31