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Contact's full name:Jamie Hickey
Title:HR Generalist
Organization:LRP Publications
 360 Hiatt Drive
 Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418
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
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-12-31

Contact's full name:Allison Martin
Title:Clinical Professor of Law
Organization:IU Robert H McKinney School of Law
 530 West New York Street
 Inlow Hall
 Indianapolis IN 46202
Description:We at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis look forward to hiring a full-time clinical-track professor. Our new professor will teach the first-year Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication course, a graded course worth two credits each semester.
The writing faculty at IU McKinney School of Law have 405(c) status and participate in all aspects of the law school community, with the exception of voting on the hiring and retention of tenure track professors. Our benefits presently include a professional development fund and up to 400 hours in paid research assistance. We may also teach in the summer or apply for a summer research grant. We have been fortunate to be ranked among the top writing programs listed in the U.S. News & World Report for the last eight years.
This position begins on August 1, 2016. Applicants must have a juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school, excellent writing and analytical skills, and a strong academic record with experience in law practice or a judicial clerkship. Prior teaching experience and publications are preferred.
We are strongly committed to achieving excellence through intellectual diversity and strongly encourage applications from persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, the LGBT community, veterans, and members of other groups that are under-represented on university faculties. The law school is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution; considers applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national original, mental or physical disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation; and offers domestic partner benefits. For more information about the school, visit http://indylaw.indiana.edu/.
To apply, please send a resume with three references and a writing sample to Professor Allison Martin, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 530 West New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225; facapps@iupui.edu. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process must notify Professor Martin a reasonable time in advance. All applications received by September 25, 2015, will receive full consideration.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-09-25

Contact's full name:Stephen McJohn
Title:Professor, Chair of Legal Practice Skills Committe
Organization:Suffolk University Law School
 120 Tremont Street
 Boston MA 02018
Description:SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL in Boston invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing beginning in the fall semester of the 2016-2017 academic. Assistant Professors in the Legal Practice Skills Program (LPS) are responsible for teaching the required first year LPS course that covers legal research, legal reasoning, legal writing, and oral advocacy. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include developing persuasive and objective writing assignments, conducting individual student conferences, judging students' oral arguments, and providing individual feedback on students' memoranda.
Candidates must be available to teach both day and evening-division students and are required to work with students both in the classroom and on a one-on-one basis. The position is not tenure-track, but may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. The person hired will teach legal writing each semester to a total of approximately forty-five students a semester.
We welcome applications from all persons of high academic achievement with a strong commitment to legal writing, and particularly encourage applications from people whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty. Legal writing teaching experience is preferred. Interested candidates must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to a bar. Interested applicants should address a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to: Professor Stephen McJohn, Chair, LPS Committee, at smcjohn@suffolk.edu. Alternatively, applicants may address their materials to the Chair and send them to the following address: Professor Stephen McJohn, Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts 02108. The Committee will begin reviewing resumes in September of 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-12-01

Contact's full name:Craig T. Smith
Title:Clinical Prof. & Asst. Dean for the WLRC
Organization:Univ. of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Law
 Campus Box 3380
 Chapel Hill NC 27599-3380
Description:Position Announcement:Clinical Faculty Appointment for Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy Plus Academic Excellence
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law invites applications for two full time clinical faculty appointments to teach first year legal research and writing and to serve in the Writing and Learning Resources Center. The Center houses the law school's rigorous, six-credit Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy ("RRWA") Program and its comprehensive Academic Excellence Program. Starting in the 2016-2017 academic year, the individuals selected for these positions will teach two seminar sized sections of RRWA per semester and occasionally offer academic excellence workshops or provide educational counseling or tutoring. Required duties do not include teaching additional courses; nonetheless, the Center's faculty have occasionally taught such courses.

Candidates must have a J.D., bar admission, and practice or clerkship experience. Candidates also should have an outstanding academic record, the ability and desire to work collaboratively on an established team, and experience or demonstrated potential in teaching. A strong plus would be additional experience or degrees in education, counseling, or academic excellence work. The individuals hired will receive an initial three year, nine month appointment subject to long term contract renewal.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/80875. Input the preceding direct-link URL from any browser to apply. Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for four references. Confidential inquiries are welcome; they can be made to Professor Craig Smith, Assistant Dean for the Writing and Learning Resources Center, at 919.962.7059 or crgsmith@email.unc.edu. For more information about the UNC CH School of Law, please visit our website: www.law.unc.edu.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2016-01-15

Contact's full name:Amy Langenfeld
Title:Clinical Professor of Law
Organization:Ariz St.Univ. Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
 P.O. Box 877906
 Tempe AZ 85287-7906
Description:Appointment for Associate Clinical Professor of Law
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University invites applications for an Associate Clinical Professor of Law to teach first-year and upper-level Legal Method and Writing courses. The position is on the clinical tenure-track. Information about Academic Professionals at ASU, including status, rank, titles, and appointment categories, can be found at http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd505-03.html.
Candidates must possess a J.D. degree and a demonstrated ability teaching Legal Method and Writing courses. Preferred candidates will also have strong scholarly potential. The application deadline is September 15th, and if not filled, the 15th of each month thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit a resume, a statement of interest, and references. Successful applicants may be invited on campus for an interview, though in rare cases an interview may take place by telephone or video chat.
Please direct inquiries and applications to Ms. Rebecca Hutchison, Coordinator for Appointments Committee, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, 1100 S. McAllister Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85287-7906, or electronically to: Rebecca.Hutchison@asu.edu. Additional information about the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Arizona State University is available at: law.asu.edu. This appointment would be as a probationary academic professional, on track to continuing status.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-09-15

Contact's full name:Tammy R. Pettinato
Title:Assistant Professor of Law
Organization:University of North Dakota School of Law
 215 Centennial Drive
 Stop 9003
 Grand Forks ND 58203
Description:The University of North Dakota School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Law position to begin in the 2016-2017 academic year. The new hire will teach one 3-credit section of Lawyering Skills I in the fall semester and one 2-credit section of Lawyering Skills II in the spring semester. Additionally, the new hire will teach one other course each semester to be determined based on the new hire’s interests and expertise as well as curricular needs.
Lawyering Skills I & II are UND's required first-year legal research and writing courses. Professors in these courses teach legal analysis, writing (both persuasive and objective), research, and citation. The Lawyering Skills professors at UND enjoy full faculty status and complete equity with other members of the faculty. This includes benefits such as voting rights, professional development funds, summer research grants, and the ability to hire teaching and research assistants. Professors in the program have the same level of academic freedom in designing their courses as professors in all other academic areas. They also regularly benefit from an organic spirit of collaboration and community.
Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, a strong academic record, and excellent writing and analytical skills. Prior experience teaching legal writing and/or legal research is strongly preferred. Prior law practice and/or judicial clerkship experience is also strongly preferred. Other relevant experience may be considered. Applicants should have prior publications or be able to show strong evidence that they will be able to meet the scholarship requirements of a tenure-track faculty member.
The University of North Dakota School of Law is an Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage applications from those whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Professor James Grijalva, Chair of the Faculty Selection Committee, at james.grijalva@email.und.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-11-01

Contact's full name:Ezra Ross
Title:Professor of Lawyering Skills
Organization:UCI School of Law
 401 E. Peltason Drive
 Suite 1000
 Irvine CA 92697
Phone:(949) 824-9743
Description:The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for a full-time position as a faculty member teaching lawyering skills, with the possibility of an additional appointment as Associate Dean for Lawyering Skills.
Teaching responsibility would be primarily in the first-year Lawyering Skills class -- a six-unit course that teaches skills such as analysis, writing, oral communication, negotiation, interviewing, and fact investigation.
Depending on qualifications, the applicant may also be considered for the position of Associate Dean of Lawyering Skills. The Associate Dean of Lawyering Skills will direct the Lawyering Skills program at UC Irvine Law. This includes: (1) oversight of the first-year required six-credit Lawyering Skills course; (2) oversight of the law school’s upper-level skills curriculum; (3) coordination with the Associate Dean for Clinical Education in the planning and sequencing of skills instruction in the upper-level curriculum; and (4) coordination of other (non-clinical) law school litigation, transactional, and counseling skills programs and initiatives, including the trial advocacy program and moot court program.
Applicants must hold a J.D. degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. Consideration in hiring will focus on teaching experience, practice experience, and academic and scholarly achievements. Also, Security of Employment requires that the candidate makes outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her specific discipline and/or pedagogy.
Applicants should submit a cover letter describing teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and all relevant professional and academic experience using UC Irvine's on-line application system, AP RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03049.
Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by October 31, 2015.
UC Irvine School of Law is the first public law school in California in nearly 50 years. Fulfilling a longstanding vision of the campus, the school opened its doors to its first class of 60 law students in fall 2009. Today, the Law School has 44 full-time faculty and 330 students. The School of Law is an innovative and visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by academic excellence, intellectual rigor and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. From the outset, our goal has been to create one of the top law schools in the country and to prepare our students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. UC Irvine School of Law combines the best of a large and renowned academic institution with a collegial, supportive and friendly environment.
The Law School continues to rank highly. In 2015, its first year of eligibility, UCI Law was ranked No. 30 by U.S. News & World Report. This was the highest debut ranking by any new law school in U.S. News history. Additionally, our clinical program ranked No. 11, our intellectual property law program ranked No. 23 (tied with UCLA Law), and we were the only top-tier school to be listed in the top 10 index for student diversity. UCI Law also had the seventh best student-faculty ratio of any law school in the country. Our faculty has been ranked No. 6 in scholarly impact in a recent study; in the Law School Survey of Student Engagement, the majority of our student population rated their entire educational experience as "Excellent," far exceeding our peer schools and the national average; and UCI Law ranked No. 3, behind Yale and Stanford law schools, and above Harvard, in a ranking of student placement in prestigious federal judicial clerkships. UC Irvine School of Law's innovative curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and public service. The University of California, Irvine School of Law is a uniquely positioned law school that is relevant to law practice and legal scholarship in the 21st century and that pushes the frontiers of the profession.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the University of California nondiscrimination policy.
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-10-31