Assistant/Associate Professor

Seattle University School of Law

Seattle University School of Law is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track position in our Legal Writing program, beginning July 1, 2023.  Seattle University School of Law has an active, vibrant, and collaborative Legal Writing faculty; a law school and university community committed to social justice; and a beautiful setting in which to live and teach! 

Our Legal Writing program consists of three required semesters. In the first year, students take a six-credit, two-semester course entitled Legal Writing, Skills, and Values (LWSV).  In that class, students learn the traditional skills of legal research, analysis, and citation; in addition, they are introduced to the lawyering skills of client interviewing, client counseling, negotiation, and fact development, and they address the values of reflection, cultural competence, and developing a professional identify.  In the second year, students take a three-credit, one-semester course, in which they learn the skills necessary for strong persuasive writing and oral advocacy.  In addition to teaching these classes, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining an active program of scholarship and performing university and school service. 

Please see the full job posting below.  Finally, please be sure to submit your application through our HR Portal.  If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact Mimi Samuel at or 206-398-4066.


Seattle University School of Law seeks applicants for up to five tenure-track or tenured positions beginning in July 1, 2023. We expect to make the majority of these hires at the assistant professor level but encourage applications from qualified candidates at all levels of experience. Our search will focus on candidates with expertise in constitutional law, torts, taxation, legal writing, and clinical teaching. Other areas of interest include environmental law, alternative dispute resolution, trial advocacy, bankruptcy, commercial law, intellectual property, remedies, and health law. SU Law has a unitary tenure track; we prioritize excellent and inclusive teaching and maintain a flourishing and supportive scholarly culture that encourages faculty members across the curriculum to pursue their individual research interests.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, maintaining an active program of scholarship, and performing university and school service.

Our faculty, students, and staff at Seattle University School of Law form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The law school’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in our Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection, and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity, and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares lawyers for a wide variety of successful careers in law, business, and public service.

Requirements: Juris Doctorate from an accredited ABA Institution.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit materials online at Please include a cover letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. While applications will be considered on a rolling basis, applicants should submit their materials by September 1, 2022, for best consideration. Inquiries about these positions can be directed to the co-chairs of the hiring committee, Professor Margaret Chon ( and Professor Russell Powell ( .



$90,000 - $99,999
Students per Semester:
Submission Deadline:
Mimi Samuel
Director, Legal Writing Program
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122