Lecturing Fellow/Senior Lecturing Fellow in Duke Law's JD Legal Writing Program

Duke Law School

Position Announcement


Duke Law School invites applications for a full-time instructor to teach in its JD writing program beginning July 1, 2020. The candidate hired will teach one section of Duke’s required, first-year course, Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing, and one upper-level writing seminar.  

LARW is a graded, two-semester, four-credit course. LARW sections have no more than 30 students (in recent years the norm has been 26-28). Upper-level writing seminars have generally been two-credit, simulation-based courses offering significant practical experience. Their enrollment is capped at 14.  Candidates are encouraged to think creatively in designing an upper-level seminar of their own.

Candidates must have superior academic records and at least four years of experience in practice (which may include clerking). Teaching experience is also preferred and candidates with significant transactional practice experience are especially encouraged to apply.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of at least three references by October 1, 2019 through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14288.

Address applications to Jeremy Mullem, Director of Legal Writing. 

Questions about the position may be directed to Jeremy Mullem at mullem@law.duke.edu.


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Legal Research & Writing Faculty Teaching Position

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At least one option must be checked for each of the four items below; but all options for any item may not be checked to avoid giving a specific answer, or in an effort to avoid specifying a legitimate range. Space is provided for additional textual explanations after each item. The completed form must appear within the body of an E-mail posting about a posting, and the completed form must be included within the text of any file attachment.

1.  The position advertised:

     __   a.   is a tenure-track appointment.

     _x_  b.  may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.

     __   c.   may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

     __   d.   has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.

     __   e.   is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

     __   f.   is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.


2.  The professor hired:

     __    a.   will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

     _x_  b.   will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.


3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below.  (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)

___ over $120,000

___ $110,000 - $119,999

___ $100,000 - $109,999

___ $90,000 - $99,999

___ $80,000 - $89,999

_x__ $70,000 - $79,999

___ $60,000 - $69,999

___ $50,000 - $59,999

___ less than $50,000

___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000

___this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000


Additional information about base salary or other compensation: Salary will depend on experience.           


4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be:

     _x_   a.   30 or fewer

     __    b.   31 - 35

     __    c.   36 - 40

     _x_   d.   41 - 45

     __    e.   46 - 50 

     __    f.    51 - 55 

     __    g.   56 - 60 

     __    h.   more than 60


Additional information about teaching load, including required or permitted  teaching outside of the legal research and writing program: The professor will teach Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, a year-long, four-credit course, to no more than 30 students.  In addition, the professor will teach one upper-level, writing-focused seminar (likely in the spring of the professor’s first year at Duke).  Upper-level writing seminars have generally been two-credit, simulation-based courses offering significant practical experience. 


Long Term
$70,000 - $79,000
Students per Semester:
Submission Deadline:
Jeremy Mullem
Director of Legal Writing
210 Science Drive
Box 90360
Durham, NC 27708