Assistant Clinical Professor of Law – Legal Practice

UConn School of Law

University of Connecticut School of Law
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law – Legal Practice


The University of Connecticut School of Law seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to teach in its first-year Legal Practice Program (“LP Program”), commencing in fall of 2022. The LP Program at UConn Law is an integrated three-term, seven-credit program that provides experiential training in legal writing, legal research, negotiation, interviewing, counseling and oral advocacy.


This position affords an opportunity to teach Legal Practice during the fall and spring semesters and interterms; to develop curriculum and assignments to advance students’ lawyering skills; to teach in a classroom setting; to teach through experiential, simulated lawyering exercises; and potentially to teach international students. Although LP professors work collaboratively, each LP professor has discretion over the organization and management of their section of the LP course.


The UConn School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community. We welcome applications from people of color and other underrepresented groups, women, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, and other candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our institution. UConn Law is the top-ranked public law school in the Northeast, offering a professional education of the highest quality. The Law School is committed to building and supporting a vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. Its Gothic Revival campus is located in the West End of Hartford, a few miles from the state capitol and courts, as well as the headquarters of leading insurance companies and other major corporations. The school has both day and evening divisions, and offers the JD (juris doctor), LLM (master of laws) and SJD (doctor of laws) degrees, as well as several dual degrees. The UConn Law faculty includes leading scholars, experienced practitioners, and internationally known experts in a wide range of fields. The Law School hosts four student journals, over forty student organizations, extensive clinical and service engagement with the surrounding communities, and one of the largest law libraries in the world.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
• Strong legal writing skills
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
• Three years of legal practice experience


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience teaching legal research and writing
• Experience teaching law in a clinical environment or in a classroom
• Significant legal experience, including legal writing, client interviewing, client counseling and oral advocacy
• Experience teaching international students
• Enthusiasm for learning pedagogy and applying it to the LP Program
• Demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of legal developments and to continuously improve course content
• Demonstrated interest in and involvement with the legal writing community and/or professional organizations related to teaching legal writing, lawyering skills or law • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the legal academy and/or profession
 

APPOINTMENT TERMS
This is a full time appointment for a non-tenure-track, long-term-contract-eligible position. The initial appointment will be for one year with the potential for renewals based on performance. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut.
 

TO APPLY
Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19073. Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, writing sample, teaching statement, diversity statement, and recent teaching evaluations, if any.


Any questions about application materials may be directed to the appointments committee chair, Susan Schmeiser, at susan.schmeiser@uconn.edu. For questions about the UConn Law Legal Practice program, feel free to contact the program’s director, Professor Jessica Rubin, at jessica.rubin@uconn.edu.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

Duration:
1-4 Years
Salary:
$90,000+
Students per Semester:
46-50
Submission Deadline:
Contact
Susan Schmeiser
Professor of Law
Phone:
860-570-5103
UConn School of Law, 65 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT