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Contact's full name:Adrian Walters
Title:Ralph L. Brill Professor Law
Organization:IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
 565 W. Adams Street
 
 Chicago IL 60661
 
Phone:3129065343
Fax:
Email:awalters@kentlaw.iit.edu
Website:kentlaw.edu
Description:Chicago-Kent College of Law is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Director of its Legal Writing Program, one of the oldest and most comprehensive in the nation. The Director will teach a section of Legal Writing I and II, and may also teach a doctrinal course in an area of interest. In addition, the duties of the Director will include 1) training and supervising new first-year legal writing professors; 2) hiring, training and supervising legal writing Teaching Assistants; 3) facilitating pedagogical planning and design of the first-year research and writing course; 4) managing the first-year Legal Writing Program's budget; 4) coordinating first-year legal research training; 5) participating in first-year legal writing faculty hiring and retention; 6) reviewing course evaluations for all first year sections; 7) addressing student concerns related to the first-year course; and 8) collaborating with the Director of Experiential Learning to achieve continuity and instructional excellence across the legal writing curriculum. The Director will also be expected to promote curricular innovation, participate actively in the law school and legal writing communities, advocate on behalf of the Legal Writing Program internally, promote the Program externally, engage in legal writing or other types of scholarship, and support the scholarly activities of the legal writing faculty. Applicants should have a distinguished academic record, at least five years of experience teaching legal writing, and strong leadership, administrative and interpersonal skills. Supervisory or administrative experience is desirable, but not required. Chicago-Kent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The Director will be hired at the rank of Associate Professor of Legal Writing or Professor of Legal Writing, depending on qualifications and experience. The position is eligible for long-term renewable contracts that comply with ABA Standard 405(c) on security of position. The review of applications will begin after Friday, January 24, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please address a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for at least three references to the attention of the search committee chair, Adrian Walters. Please submit these materials via email to Nicole Lechuga, nlechuga@kentlaw.iit.edu.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:90+k
Students
Per Semester:
<30
Submission Deadline:2014-04-30

Contact's full name:Adrian Walters
Title:Ralph L. Brill Professor of Law
Organization:IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
 565 W. Adams Street
 
 Chicago IL 60661
 
Phone:3129065343
Fax:
Email:awalters@kentlaw.iit.edu
Website:kentlaw.edu
Description:Director of Experiential LearningChicago-Kent College of Law is seeking outstanding applicants for a new position, Director of Experiential Learning. This position offers an opportunity to design and implement new experiential and advanced practice skills courses. The Director will coordinate and oversee the upper year legal writing curriculum, which focuses on practice experiences and is taught primarily by practitioners. The Director will also coordinate the new Praxis Program. The Praxis Program is designed to help students develop those professional competencies that are critical to professional success, but have received little emphasis in the traditional law school curriculum. The leadership of the Praxis Program will require extensive work with the practice community to maintain and develop connections between the law school and practitioners. Together, the second year legal writing curriculum and Praxis should help ensure that multiple practitioner experiences are more fully integrated into studentsrs' law school studies. The Director will be responsible for integrating innovative, experiential, pedagogy into the law school curriculum as a whole, with the aim of ensuring our students are effective, entrepreneurial and ethical legal professionals. The Director will be expected to coordinate with other skills initiatives at Chicago-Kent, such as the Clinic and Advocacy programs. In particular, the Director will collaborate with the Director of Legal Writing to ensure continuity and instructional excellence across the legal writing curriculum. The Director will also be expected to teach the upper year legal writing and skills curriculum on a recurring basis.Strong candidates will have experience both in practice and teaching. Transactional experience is preferred, but not required. Exemplary administrative and interpersonal skills are essential. Chicago-Kent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The position is eligible for long-term renewable contracts that comply with ABA Standard 405(c) on security of position. The review of applications will begin after Friday, January 24, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please address a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for at least three references to the attention of the search committee chair, Adrian Walters. Please submit these materials via email to Nicole Lechuga, nlechuga@kentlaw.iit.edu.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:90+k
Students
Per Semester:
<30
Submission Deadline:2014-04-30

Contact's full name:Carolyn Yeung Nih
Title:LLM Coordinator
Organization:Chapman University Fowler School of Law
 One University Dr.
 
 Orange CA 92866
 
Phone:(714)628-7356
Fax:
Email:yeung@chapman.edu
Website:http://www.chapman.edu/law
Description:General Information:Chapman University Fowler School of Law seeks applications for the position of Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Legal Research & Writing for foreign LL.M. students. The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, depending on his or her experience and qualifications. The position would be for one academic year with the possibility of renewal for another year.Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. With the university ranked in the top tier of western universities and the law school ranked number 126 in the Top Schools category by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained substantial recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the Chapman University Fowler School of Law is available at http://www.chapman.edu/law.Qualifications:Required: JD from an ABA accredited institution, an outstanding law school academic record and demonstrable experience teaching legal research and writing to lawyers and/or law students who do not speak English as a first language. Experience developing instructional materials and delivering legal research instruction. Knowledge of legal research methodologies and legal information resources. Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work with foreign lawyers in the LL.M. program. Excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail; ability to produce clear, concise, accurate documentation. Ability to independently prioritize tasks when faced with interruptions and fluctuating workload.Desired: MLS from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent relevant advanced degree or experience in academic law libraries providing research and teaching services for law faculty and students. Ability to teach tax law research courses in the LL.M. Program in Taxation. Responsibilities:The Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing primarily will be responsible for teaching multiple sections of legal research courses designed to assist foreign lawyers in the LL.M. program. The individual also may be called on to contribute to other courses in the Legal Research and Writing curriculum for both LL.M. and J.D. students and in the LL.M. Program in Taxation, and assist with supervising the directed research projects of LL.M. students. Other tasks related to LL.M. program administration and recruitment also may be assigned.Notice to Applicants:Please submit a cover letter, resume, student evaluations (2 most recent years), and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.This position will be posted for a minimum of 5 business days and may close at any time after that without prior notice.Successful completion of criminal background check required for final candidate.Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.Please send letters of interest to:Carolyn Yeung NihCoordinator, LL.M. ProgramChapman University Fowler School of LawOne University DriveOrange, CA 92866yeung@chapman.edu
Position Type:upper-limit
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:70-79k
Students
Per Semester:
46-50
Submission Deadline:2015-02-14

Contact's full name:Wendy Garewal
Title:Program Chair, Legal Writing and Research Program
Organization:University of San Diego School of Law
 5998 Alcalá Park
 Warren Hall 130
 San Diego CA 92110-2492
 
Phone:619-260-4761
Fax:
Email:lwr@sandiego.edu
Website:
Description:The University of San Diego School of Law invites applications for the position of Part-Time Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing in the Legal Writing and Research Program for the 2014-15 academic year. Professors of Legal Writing teach the required first-year Legal Writing and Research I and II courses. The Legal Writing and Research Program seeks those willing to collaborate with a creative, experienced team to achieve excellence in teaching, to develop challenging curriculum, and to contribute to the law school community. The primary responsibilities of each legal writing faculty member include teaching classes, preparing student assignments and course materials, commenting on student work, and meeting with students. Each legal writing faculty member is also responsible for all aspects of successful and timely course administration. The Part-Time Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing teaches between 20 and 24 first-year students. Legal writing faculty members attend faculty meetings and may serve on some faculty committees. The contract for the Part-Time Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing begins August 1, 2014, and extends through May 29, 2015. The compensation range for the ten-month contract is between $35,000 and $40,000, depending on the candidate's level of experience. This is a non-benefits based position. Applicants must have a JD degree, a strong academic record, excellent writing skills, at least two years of legal work experience post-JD graduation, and either a demonstrated aptitude for or experience in teaching. Recent experience as a practicing attorney is required. Applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's qualifications for the position and reasons for wanting to teach the legal writing and research courses; 2) a resume; 3) a law school transcript; 4) a sample of the applicant's legal writing (ten to thirty pages); and 5) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three references. Please submit application materials to Legal Writing and Research Program, University of San Diego School of Law, 5998 Alcalá Park, Warren Hall 130, San Diego, CA 92110-2492. Alternatively, applicants may e-mail materials to: lwr@sandiego.edu. The deadline for submission of applications is April 28, 2014. The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
Position Type:part-time
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:30-39k
Students
Per Semester:
<30
Submission Deadline:2014-04-28

Contact's full name:Bennett I. Capers
Title:Professor of Law
Organization:Brooklyn Law School
 250 Joralemon Street
 
 Brooklyn NY 11201
 
Phone: 718 780-7685
Fax:718 780-7376
Email:bennett.capers@brooklaw.edu
Website:www.brooklaw.edu
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 ranked 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) overseeing pedagogical and curriculum innovation; 4) teaching one or more sections of legal writing (other courses optional); and 5) 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. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The Director will be eligible for renewable long-term contracts or tenure, depending upon experience and qualifications. Salary is commensurate with experience.Applicants should submit a letter of interest, C.V., and contact information for three references to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Bennett Capers at Brooklyn Law School. Materials should be submitted via email to bennett.capers@brooklaw.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately for a job beginning in 2015-16 and hopes to conduct a substantial number of preliminary interviews in Philadelphia on Sunday, June 29th, to coincide with the 16th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference. The search committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled.
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:80-89k
Students
Per Semester:
41-45
Submission Deadline:2014-07-26