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Contact's full name:Alan Hyde
Title:Professor of Law
Organization:Rutgers School of Law
 123 Washington Street
 Chair, Appointments Committee
 Newark NJ 07102
 us
Phone:973-353-3163
Fax:973-353-1445
Email:hyde@rutgers.edu
Website:www.law.newark.rutgers.edu
Description:Rutgers School of Law-Newark seeks candidates for five non-tenure track Instructors of Law faculty positions in the first-year Legal Analysis Writing, Research and Skills Program ("LAWRS") starting in the 2015-16 academic year. LAWRS is a five-credit first-year program covering legal analysis, legal writing, legal research, and oral communication and argumentation skills. Duties of an LAWRS Instructor in Law include developing curriculum, conducting classroom workshops and other exercises, reviewing and providing constructive written comment on student papers, and providing one-on-one critique, counseling, and instruction regarding student work in the course. In addition, responsibilities include supervision of student teaching assistants and will in some years include teaching the LAWRS curriculum to evening division students during the academic year. Instructors of Law may in some years also be required to teach the LAWRS curriculum to evening division students during the summer semester, in which case appropriate additional compensation will be provided. In addition to LAWRS responsibilities, the instructor may occasionally be called upon to teach upper level legal writing or analysis courses or participate in teaching other legal skills classes. LAWRS faculty appointments are as Instructors of Law, with an initial appointment of three years, with possible reappointment to repeating terms of three or five years, depending on experience. Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a demonstrated ability in legal research, analysis, writing and lawyering skills. Experience teaching legal writing, analysis and research in a law school is strongly preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and student evaluations from any teaching posts to Prof. Alan Hyde, Chairman of the Appointments Committee, hyde@rutgers.edu. Rutgers University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:60-69k
Students
Per Semester:
31-35
Submission Deadline:2014-11-01

Contact's full name:Diana Donahoe
Title:Professor, Legal Research and Writing
Organization:Georgetown University Law Center
 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
 
 Washington DC 20001
 
Phone:202-662-9530
Fax:
Email:adgerson@law.georgetown.edu
Website:
Description:GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position in its Legal Research and Writing Program beginning in the 2015-16 academic year. Legal Research and Writing at Georgetown is a graded, year-long course with strong emphasis on rewriting and collaborative learning. Legal Research and Writing professors generally teach two sections of 25-30 first-year students for two hours each week. Professors also teach a weekly, two-hour Law Fellow seminar to 4-6 upper level students who assist with the first year course. As part of their teaching responsibilities, legal writing professors choose their own textbooks, design course materials and exams, assign student grades, and supervise Law Fellows. They also participate in a variety of events related to the Legal Research and Writing program, engage in scholarship, and serve on faculty committees. Candidates must have superior academic records, expertise in research and writing, and at least three years of professional experience beyond law school graduation. Teaching experience is preferred. To apply, please submit a resume, a law school transcript, a writing sample, and a list of three references. Please include a cover letter that explains your qualifications and your interest in teaching the course. Materials should be submitted to Noelle Adgerson, Executive Assistant to the Legal Research and Writing program, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 or by email to adgerson@law.georgetown.edu, by October 31. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and early submission is recommended. Questions about the LRW program or this position can be directed to Professor Diana Donahoe, Chair of the Legal Research & Writing Committee at 202-662-9530 or donahoe@law.georgetown.edu. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:80-89k,90+k
Students
Per Semester:
56-60
Submission Deadline:2014-10-31

Contact's full name:Professor Ivan Bodensteiner
Title:Appointments Committee Chair
Organization:Valparaiso University Law School
 656 Greenwich Street
 
 Valparaiso IN 46383
 
Phone:219-465-7852
Fax:219-465-7872
Email:Ivan.Bodensteiner@valpo.edu
Website:
Description:VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL is seeking a one-semester visitor for a full-time legal writing position for Spring 2015. Valparaiso students complete a comprehensive three-year program of legal writing. The person hired will teach a first-year, two-credit legal writing course for the Spring semester. Librarians teach an additional one credit of legal research for that semester. Legal writing professors are supported by student teaching assistants who work with students in small groups. Preferred applicants will have experience teaching legal writing.Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted until October 13. 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 Ivan Bodensteiner, Appointments Committee Chair at Ivan.Bodensteiner@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:40-49k
Students
Per Semester:
46-50
Submission Deadline:2014-10-13

Contact's full name:Steven K. Homer
Title:Director, Legal Analysis & Communication Program
Organization:University of New Mexico School of Law
 MSC 11 6070
 1 University of New Mexico
 Albuquerque NM 87131
 
Phone:505.277.1002
Fax:
Email:homer@law.unm.edu
Website:
Description:Position Summary:The University of New Mexico School of Law seeks applications for a full-time (9 mos.), non-tenure track faculty position teaching in the Legal Analysis and Communication Program. The Legal Analysis and Communication Program currently has three full-time, non-tenure-track faculty. The law school is expanding the program to include a fourth full-time, non-tenure-track faculty member to begin in August 2015. The position rank is Lecturer III. Lecturers serve on one-year renewable appointments. Lecturers who have successfully completed at least five academic years of continuous service are eligible for promotion in rank and renewable two-year appointments. Faculty in the program are responsible for teaching Elements of Legal Argumentation I & II, the law school's required first-year legal writing sequence. ELA I & II focus on developing students' skills in legal reading, research, analysis, and communication. The program's faculty members typically teach two first-year sections of approximately 15-20 students each (or 30-40 students total). They also teach upper-level writing courses, and the successful candidate will be expected to help design and implement the program's upper-level writing curriculum. At UNM, legal writing faculty serve on all law school committees (including serving as chairs of committees), vote on all matters except tenure and promotion, and are eligible for summer research and teaching grants. The Legal Analysis and Communication Program is a director-led program that values close collaboration and quality teaching. UNM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of benefits, see the job posting here: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79845. Minimum Qualifications:J.D. Degree and two years of post-J.D. legal work experience Preferred Qualifications: •Demonstrated research and writing ability,• Experience teaching legal analysis and all forms of communication related to that analysis in a law school or other professional setting• Demonstrated ability to represent the interest of a client in writing• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members or other professional colleagues,• Demonstrated ability to diagnose writing problems, and• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equality, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communitiesRequired Applicant Documents:ResumeCover LetterList of References (Faculty/Exec) Special Instructions to Applicants:In your cover letter, briefly describe your teaching philosophy and how your experience relates to each of the preferred qualifications listed above.
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:60-69k,70-79k,80-89k,90+k
Students
Per Semester:
31-35
Submission Deadline:2014-10-15

Contact's full name:Barbara Wilson
Title:Clinical Professor of Law
Organization:University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
 500 E. 52nd Street
 
 Kansas City MO 64110
 
Phone:(816) 235-5374
Fax:
Email:wilsonbarbara@umkc.edu
Website:
Description:The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law anticipates filling one full-time long-term contract Lawyering Skills faculty position beginning Fall 2015. Lawyering Skills faculty teach courses in an autonomous but collaborative program that introduces first-year students to legal reasoning, analytical and critical thinking, research and analysis, advocacy, and legal writing genres. The successful applicant will also teach an upper-level writing course or other elective. This position, as part of a collegial faculty, comes with eligibility for faculty development grants and travel funds as well as full voting rights except on matters of tenure and hiring of tenure track faculty.UMKC, the urban law school of the University of Missouri System, is located on a beautiful landscaped campus in the Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City, Missouri. It is the only law school in a diverse and vibrant metropolitan area of more than two million people and offers courses leading to J.D. or LL.M. degrees for approximately 500 students.UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability. To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.Application Process: The School of Law will review applications through the AALS Registry, and plans to conduct interviews at the Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C. Applicants who are unable to attend the conference are also strongly encouraged to apply. Letters and resumes may be sent to: Barbara Wilson, Chair, Lawyering Skills Faculty Appointments Committee UMKC School of Law 500 E. 52nd St.Kansas City, MO 64110wilsonbarbara@umkc.eduLegal Writing Institute disclosures:Position type: On a track leading to a long-term three-year rolling contract Faculty vote: Vote on all matters except matters of tenure and hiring of tenure track faculty Salary: Up to $60,000, depending on experience and qualifications Students per semester: Approximately 45 students in two sections of Lawyering Skills, and additional students in upper level courses Submission deadline: Open until filled, with preference given to applications received by November 1, 2014
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:50-59k
Students
Per Semester:
41-45
Submission Deadline:2014-11-01