Gonzaga Law School First Day Assignments Michigan

Maybe you’re new to campus or maybe you’re a sophomore who hasn’t gotten the hang of the lecture hall yet, but college professors have high expectations for all of their students. While they may not care if you roll up to class in pajamas, they will care if you aren’t paying attention. Some college professors are straightforward with their demands, and others may rely on you having common sense. No matter what side your professor lands on, there are some things that every professor expects from you.

1. Be on time

This may be obvious to most, but it’s seriously important. Your lecture, lab or discussion hall isn’t a frat party that you can arrive at fashionably late. Not only do the latecomers interrupt the professor with the sound of the door, fumbling to find a seat and getting ready for class, but it’s just plain disrespectful. 

“Being on time shows that you’re ready to learn and will also give you time to set up your laptop or notebook and get settled before the class starts. When you’re on time, you’re less distracting to your peers and you’ll never miss the attendance sheet,” says Erin Sestric, a graduate of Duquesne University.

2. Know the due dates

College professors have to memorize hundreds of students’ names, grade a ton of papers and sometimes even work on their own education. If they can stay organized, then so can you.

Autumn Dube, a senior at Emmanuel College, says, “Organization is key for maintaining success throughout your semester, and professors expect students to know this. Having a planner and writing down important dates from your syllabi is definitely a must at the beginning of each semester.”

Planning ahead means you get to give each assignment the attention it requires so you can incorporate study time and Netflix time into your schedule.

3. Know the university policies and procedures

Many colleges require their professors to outline the rules for plagiarism, university policies surrounding students with disabilities and their grading scales. Since it’s explained to you at orientation, on the university website, and on every syllabus, professors don’t want to waste their beloved lecture time outlining everything for you.

Sydnee Marie, a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University, urges students to read up. “It sounds intimidating, but lots of professors hate answering questions they feel they've sufficiently explained in the syllabus,” she says. “It slows down the class and takes away from teaching time.”

Save your first-day questions for specifics about assignments and what you need to succeed for the rest of the semester.

Related: 7 Ways to Start the School Year Stress-Free

4. Go to office hours

“I think one thing that professors expect you to know is the importance of office hours,” says Mara Hyman, a graduate of the University of Southern California. “It's easy to forget that they're there the further you are into the semester, but your professors are there to help you.”

Imagine being a professor of a 300-person lecture and having 50 students come up to you after class with a million questions. It sounds impossible, doesn’t it? That’s why professors have office hours; it’s the one-on-one time that you can’t get in between classes.

Mara also points out one bonus of office hours: “If you can establish a positive relationship with [your professors] at the beginning of the semester, you will set yourself up for success.”

5. Ask relevant questions

With only a semester worth of classes, many professors try to get in as much material as possible. Not only does that mean they’re relying on you to do your homework, but they are also relying on you to further the discussion and not hinder it. This means that you shouldn’t be raising your hand to ask what happened in Chapter Three, but you should be raising your hand to ask how Chapter Three tied together a loose end from Chapter One.

“In general they expect you to show up to class, to pay attention, take notes and ask relevant questions," says Sophia Walker, a senior at Bowdoin College. “Irrelevant questions just slow down the pace of the class.”

You may think you can become teacher’s pet by asking simple questions, but it can be frustrating to your professor and your fellow classmates if it’s clear you’re only in it for the participation points.

6. They’re more understanding than you think

Even in college, emergencies happen and teachers understand. Don’t forget—they were college students once, too. If your mental health, family issues or unforeseen circumstances are interfering with your work, it’s best to talk to your professors as soon as possible.

“I had to drive home for a family emergency the day I had a big paper due, and my teacher was only accepting hard copies,” says Emily McMullen, a graduate of Temple University. “But instead of taking the bad grade, I emailed my teacher, and she was more than understanding and ended up letting me turn the paper in when I got back to campus.”

Sometimes your professors may seem like they’re the most frigid people in the world; however, at the end of the day, they’re people too and they know life happens. As long as you’re not lying to them and constantly finding excuses to turn in late work, your professors will work with you to help you succeed in their class.

7. They trust the TAs for a reason

If a professor is teaching multiple classes with a bunch of different sections, then they will most likely get help from teaching assistants. TAs can be responsible for grading, holding discussion sections and hosting review sessions. You may not think it’s fair that you’re receiving a grade from someone who isn’t an actual professor yet, but TAs are incredibly knowledgeable about the subjects they teach.

Alexandra Rodwick, a senior at Slippery Rock University, says, “My TAs gave me the one-on-one attention I needed before tests and quizzes. I had a lot of huge lectures, so it was impossible for me to get help from my actual professor when I had a quick question.”

Creating a good relationship with your TA doesn't only help you in class; it can help you in the future as well. TAs are a good resource for recommendations because they know you as an individual and a student.  

Set yourself up for success by being prepared on your first day of the semester. Whether it’s your first semester or your last, knowing what your professor wants from you will help you get that A—and make the class a more positive experience.

Job Opportunities For Recent Graduates and Alumni


The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at the State University of New York (Buffalo)

Post-Doctoral Fellowships & Senior Fellowships

The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo plans to award several fellowships to scholars pursuing important topics in law, legal institutions, and social policy. Applications are invited from junior and senior scholars from law, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences.

Fellows are expected to participate regularly in Baldy Center events, but otherwise have no obligations beyond vigorously pursuing their research. Fellows receive standard university research privileges (access to university libraries, high-speed Internet, office space, computer equipment, phone, website space, working paper series, etc.), and are encouraged to develop collaborative research projects with faculty members where appropriate.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships are available to individuals who have completed the Ph.D. or J.D. but have not yet begun a tenure-track appointment. Post-Doctoral Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000, up to $2000 in annual professional travel support, and appropriate relocation assistance. Post-doctoral fellowships are ordinarily for a period of two academic years. Information on current and past Baldy Post-Doctoral Fellows is available here.

Senior Fellowships are available for established scholars who wish to work at the Center, typically during a funded sabbatical or research leave. Awardees will receive a living expense allowance of $1,800 per month during the period of their residence as well as appropriate relocation assistance. Senior Fellows typically spend one semester in residence, but other terms are possible. Information on current and past Baldy Senior Fellows is available here.

Application materials include:
(1) a description of the planned research (question, conceptual framework, method, possible findings, importance to the field),
(2) a complete academic and professional resume,
(3) an academic writing sample,
(4) the names and contact information of three academic references asked by the applicant to submit letters, and
(5) if a mid-career or senior applicant, the time period during which the applicant would work at the Center. Completed applications are due no later than Friday, March 9, 2018. (Apply by clicking the button below). For further information, see our answers to frequently asked questions. Additional questions about the Baldy Fellows Program should be addressed to Assistant Director Laura Wirth at baldyassistantdirector@gmail.com or (716) 645-2102.

Primary criteria for selection include intellectual strength of the proposal, demonstrated academic achievement, and promise of future success. Additional considerations include the overall mix of topics, disciplines, and backgrounds of the selected group of Fellows.
For information on current and past Baldy Fellows, see the Baldy Center website.

The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy is an endowed, internationally recognized institute that advances interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions, and social policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. More than 200 faculty members from numerous departments participate in Baldy Center research, conferences, consortia, and publications. The Center maintains cooperative ties to other research centers and hosts distinguished scholars from around the world as visitors, fellows, speakers, and conference participants.

Apply by clicking this link:  Baldy Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 2018

Applications are due Friday, March 9, 2018. It is important that all applications be submitted through our web-based system, both so that we can track all applications and so that our reviewers can readily access them.  


NYU Furman Center (New York, NY)

Legal Research Fellow

The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and its Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, is a leading academic research center devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate development, and housing. The Furman Center’s law fellowships are designed for promising legal scholars with a strong interest in housing, local government, real estate, or land use law. The Fellow’s time is shared equally between independent research on topics of his or her choice in preparation to enter the academic job market, and Furman Center research projects, conducted jointly with faculty members, graduate students, and staff. In recent years, legal fellows have worked on projects addressing the legal impediments to the development of micro and accessory dwelling units in New York and other cities; an empirical and legal analysis of the use of transferable development rights in New York City; the economics and legal issues surrounding mandatory inclusionary zoning; and a number of projects addressing fair housing requirements. The Law Fellow is invited to participate in faculty workshops, colloquia, and other scholarly forums at the NYU School of Law. This two-year fellowship typically begins summer/fall. The position comes with a salary and a generous array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision.  Further information regarding benefits can be found here:  http://www.nyu.edu/employees/benefit/full-time/Professional-Research-Staff-Code-103.html. Note that this position is considered a Research Scholar at NYU School of Law.

Qualifications:  A J.D. degree, superior academic achievement, excellent writing skills, initiative, and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to scholarship are required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, scholarly writing sample, law school transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable), and the names and contact information of 3 references. Send application materials and questions to furmanjobs@nyu.edu. Please include “Legal Research Fellowship” in the subject line. Applications will be given consideration until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Job announcement also at http://furmancenter.org/about/jobs.


University of Victoria, Faculty of Law

Assistant or Associate Professor

Who we are

Since our founding in the mid-1970s, the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria has sought to make a unique contribution to legal education in Canada, striving for innovation in the classroom, creativity and leadership in research, with due attention to the needs of Canada’s most marginalized communities. Home to some of Canada’s most innovative and dynamic thinkers, the Faculty of Law has created a vibrant learning environment based on a commitment to social justice, humane professionalism and civic responsibility, and critical interdisciplinary policy-oriented research and teaching. Dedicated to providing students with the skills, knowledge and judgment they will need to embark on diverse careers, UVic Law offers a rich curriculum that includes the only common-law co-operative legal education program in Canada and a diversity of experiential education opportunities. We are also developing a path-breaking transsystemic dual degree program in Canadian Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders (JD/JID). We are a faculty with a commitment to diversification across our ranks, particularly, although not limited to: marginalized sexualities, gender identity, disability, Indigeneity and racialization. And we do all of this in Canada’s most beautiful urban paradise.

What we are looking for

The Faculty invites applications for up to two full-time tenure-track or tenured positions. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, with rank and tenure status determined after an assessment of accomplishments and experience. The expected start date would be 1 July 2018. In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection for the first position will be limited to members of the following designated group: Aboriginal Peoples. Candidates for this position must self-identify. The selection for the second position is open to all applicants. We encourage applicants for the second position to self-identify Indigenous and other characteristics relevant to UVic Law’s diversity commitments.

We are interested in hearing from all exceptional candidates regardless of subject-matter expertise with the interest and capacity to teach in both our JD program and in relation to some branch of Indigenous law within the JD/JID dual degree program (should it be established). All candidates should have the capacity and desire to take part in the mentorship and supervision of graduate students. Applications from candidates with an interest in teaching Contracts, Property, Torts, Administrative Law, or Business Associations in our JD curriculum are especially welcome.

The successful applicants will have an LL.B., J.D., B.C.L., or equivalent law degree; and (1) a relevant doctorate (completed or in progress), or (2) an LL.M. combined with significant relevant experience. Demonstrated excellence or a potential for excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to equity in scholarship, teaching and community engagement are components of a successful application.

What you have to do to apply

Applications, consisting of a cover letter that specifies areas of teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, copies of law degree and graduate transcripts and the names of (and contact information for) three academic referees who you have asked to submit letters of reference should be addressed to the Appointments Advisory Committee and sent by email to the Chair, Appointments Advisory Committee, at lawapps@uvic.ca. Applicants should arrange for their referees to send their letters directly to the Committee at lawapps@uvic.ca.

The Committee will begin considering applications on 16 February 2018 and until the position is filled.

Applicants who have special requirements for confidentiality are invited to contact Professor Freya Kodar, Chair, Appointments Advisory Committee, at lawapps@uvic.ca, or Dean Jeremy Webber at lawdean@uvic.ca.

Information about the Faculty of Law can be found at http://www.uvic.ca/law.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).


The Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific

Research Fellow / Fellow (Criminology)

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. 

RegNet is one of five Schools/Centres in CAP and is a dynamic community of scholars from different disciplines united by our interest in governance and regulation. It has received international recognition as one of the world’s most vibrant governance and regulatory academic centres, combining rigorous interdisciplinary research with innovative forms of knowledge-translation locally, nationally and globally. Our work is built on principles of justice, sustainability and human well-being. Currently we work in the following thematic areas: Climate, Energy & the Environment; Law, Justice and Human Rights; Society, Safety & Health; Trade, Investment & Intellectual Property. We welcome new research directions.

RegNet is seeking a world-class early to mid-career academic in the field of Criminology to join an established interdisciplinary team. In addition to a strong personal research trajectory, the successful candidate will have interest and expertise in comparative and interdisciplinary scholarship with an emphasis on the Asia Pacific region.

The Research Fellow or Fellow will be a key member of RegNet’s research program in criminology, undertaking world-class research in that field and contributing to one or more of RegNet’s existing work programs such as restorative justice, transnational and international crime and criminal justice, and cyber-crime and cyber security.

The Research Fellow or Fellow will teach graduate courses in the Master of Criminology, Justice and Regulation; and will convene that Masters program. They will also engage in the intellectual life of RegNet, CAP and the wider University community.

Enquiries: Professor Veronica Taylor, e-mail: Veronica.Taylor@anu.edu.au 

Read more about RegNet: http://regnet.anu.edu.au/

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.


The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society (Leiden University)

Assistant Professor

The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society (VVI) seeks applicants for the position of an Assistant Professor Van Vollenhoven Institute (1.0 FTE).

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching and developing socio-legal courses in VVI’s academic domain, for the bachelors and masters programmes of Leiden Law School and Leiden University College;
  • Developing new teaching modules for the newly to be established Masters programme ‘Law and Society’. The successful candidate will play a key role in the preparation of this programme;
  • Developing research and conducting research in VVI’s academic domain;
  • Cooperating in the acquisition and management of research and teaching project.

Selection criteria

  • Relevant Master degree in Law, and/or Social Sciences, and/or Humanities;
  • Ph.D. degree directly relevant to VVI’s academic domain and approach;
  • Teaching experience; proven record as good, inspiring teacher;
  • Experience with developing new teaching modules;
  • Experience with socio-legal research on the national and local level in the Global North and/or the Global South;
  • Good publication record commensurate with career stage;
  • Good language skills, including an excellent command of English. Knowledge of Dutch is considered an advantage;
  • Team player with strong proven organizational skills, and relevant networks;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (BKO). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, she/ he must be willing to obtain this Qualification shortly.

Our Faculty/Institute

With over 5,000 students and 450 members of staff, Leiden Law School is one of the largest faculties in the Netherlands. Yet, in all its diversity, it is still known for its ability to provide education on a small scale. The Faculty focuses on multi-faceted high-level teaching and research, both nationally and internationally. It does so by working with talented people and stimulating and supporting them in their professional and personal ambitions. The Faculty is housed in the beautifully restored Kamerlingh Onnes Building on the Steenschuur in Leiden. Working for the Leiden Law School means working in an inspiring scientific environment. For more information, see www.law.leidenuniv.nl.

The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society (VVI) is part of the Leiden Law School. The VVI seeks to advance knowledge of the formation and functioning of legal systems in their social contexts, the impact of these systems on society and vice versa, their effectiveness in governance, and their contribution to development.
The Institute adopts a socio-legal and global approach, doing research on law in the books and law in action in Asia (notably Indonesia, China), Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. VVI staff teaches several socio-legal thematic and regional courses for both Dutch and foreign exchange students. In addition, VVI provides PhD supervision, advisory services and training courses to policy makers and practitioners. 

The VVI is preparing a unique, one-year, English-taught Master programme that focuses on the social/scientific study of law and society. The development of this meta-legal Master (expected starting date is 1 September 2020) is a response to the growing societal demand for an empirical approach to law. The programme specifically focuses on the interaction between “law in the books” and “law in action”. Due to the increased complexity of the world we are living in, an interdisciplinary perspective is frequently needed to understand and address societal problems. Nowadays, university graduates are expected to approach complex societal issues from different perspectives and to connect these perspectives when trying to resolve them. The L&S Master is unique in its broad geographical scope (Global North and Global South) and its anthropological/-sociological approach which keeps the study of the law in a central position. 

Terms and conditions

Initial period of employment in this position is for one year, with the intentionpossibility of renewal conditional based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from €3,475 to €4,757 gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Diversity

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Information

For information and inquiries regarding this position, please contact Mr. Dennis Janssen.

More vacancies and information via https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies.

Applications

To apply for this vacancy, please submit online your application in English by using the blue button at the top of this text, including:

  • A CV including education and employment history, publications and courses taught;
  • A letter of motivation;
  • A writing sample, representing recent work, of no more than 10.000 words;
  • Names, positions, and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters at this point).

Interviews for this position will be held in the week of 26 February 2018.


University of North Carolina School of Law

The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

The University of North Carolina School of Law strongly encourages individuals interested in becoming law professors to apply for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity. This is a university-wide program aimed at helping scholars from underrepresented groups prepare for and secure tenure-track appointments. The University places postdoctoral fellows across departments at UNC-Chapel Hill. The School of Law seeks to participate in this program by hosting and mentoring a postdoctoral fellow who is interested in becoming a tenure-track law professor.

Interested applicants must have completed their JD and/or PhD degree no later than July 1, 2018 and no earlier than July 1, 2013. Fellows will be appointed for a period of two years, and they are expected to be in residence for both years. A fellow placed at the School of Law would be engaged full-time in research and would teach one course per year. The course to be taught would be determined based on the fellow’s interests as well as the needs of the school. The School of Law would provide mentorship to prepare the fellow for the tenure-track job market. The fellow would fully participate in faculty scholarship workshops and all other aspects of the school’s intellectual life. During the second year of the program, the fellow would be expected to apply for tenure-track positions through the Association of American Law Schools’ annual faculty recruitment process. Depending on the hiring needs of the law school, the fellow might also be considered as a possible tenure-track candidate at the UNC School of Law.

The stipend for fellows is $47,476 per calendar year. Additional funds are available for research expenses, including travel. Candidates must submit their application to the University’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs via the website provided below. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will ask the School of Law to review materials submitted by applicants who express interest in spending their fellowship at the School of Law. Based on the submitted materials and interviews with candidates, the School of Law will nominate a candidate for further review. (The School of Law may also decline to nominate someone if no suitable applicant is identified). A selection committee, consisting of staff and faculty from different UNC-Chapel Hill units, will then review all materials associated with department nominations and make fellowship offers.

The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic/Latinx American scholars. 

Interested applicants should apply online at https://apps.research.unc.edu/postdoc_fd/.

Directions for the electronic submission are provided at the application site.  For additional information, please visit the program website at http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/index.htm. Questions may be directed to Program Coordinator Jennifer Pruitt in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at jennifer_pruitt@unc.edu. Questions about the School of Law may be directed to Holning Lau, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, at hslau@email.unc.edu.

The application deadline is 5:00PM EST Tuesday, November 15, 2017, including three letters of recommendation due by November 15, 2017.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

Residential Fellows, 2018-2019

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports outstanding, innovative research in all academic disciplines and encourages its Fellows to explore the relationship between the world as it is and as it ought to be, as well as how their work relates to the scholarship of others in an engaging academic community of scholars, artists, and scientists. 

Inspired by the classical values of truth, goodness, and beauty, the NDIAS challenges its Fellows to address fundamental and enduring questions about life, meaning and purpose in relationship to their particular projects, to examine how their findings might influence the world in positive and concrete ways, and to think through the ethical implications of their research. 

Fellows receive stipends of up to $60,000, subsidized housing, research funding, a faculty office, and multiple opportunities for engagement at the University of Notre Dame. Those with promising and appropriate projects, whether distinguished and established or beginning a career, are invited to apply. 

To apply, visit: ndias.nd.edu 
Application deadline: October 16, 2017

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Carolyn Sherman, NDIAS Events & Fellowships Program Manager, at csherman@nd.edu.


Durham University Law School (UK)

Assistant Professor in Chinese Law

Assistant Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law

Assistant Professor in Criminal Law

Assistant Professor in Legal Theory

Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights

Associate Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law

Associate Professor in Public Law and Human Rights

How to Apply

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for each post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.


Yale Law School

Entrepreneurship Clinic Faculty Director

Yale Law School invites applications for an inaugural, full-time faculty director for its new Entrepreneurship Clinic. The position, which will be at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor of Law, will begin on July 1, 2018.

A key ambition of Yale University is “to provide an unsurpassed campus learning environment that cultivates innovators, leaders, pioneers, creators, and entrepreneurs in all fields and for all sectors of society.” Yale Law School is contributing to that goal by forming a new Entrepreneurship Clinic, which will provide transactional services and related legal advice to individuals or entities seeking to start or expand their own ventures. The Entrepreneurship Clinic is expected to become a central component of the Yale University student innovation ecosystem, which encompasses both curricular programs (such as the Yale School of Management Programs on Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise), as well as independent, cross-disciplinary centers (such as the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale). Although it is envisioned that clients for the Entrepreneurship Clinic will come primarily from these programs, there may be opportunities for creating partnerships with the Office of Cooperative Research (which focuses on faculty ventures) and with the greater New Haven entrepreneurial community.

In addition to being a central component of the Yale University student innovation ecosystem, the Entrepreneurship Clinic will become an integral part of the business law programs at Yale Law School. Yale Law School has a rich tradition in corporate law and has two Centers devoted to corporate and commercial law, the Center for the Study of Corporate Law and the Center for Private Law. The Centers sponsor lectures, panels, and symposia, which bring together academics, policymakers, and members of the bar and business communities. There is also a large and vibrant student group, the Yale Law & Business Society. In addition, Yale Law School has a strong partnership with the Yale School of Management, as evinced by the joint J.D./M.B.A. program, which students can complete on an accelerated track in three years, as well as in the more conventional four years.

As the inaugural director and a member of the full-time law faculty, the director will shape the future of the Entrepreneurship Clinic. The responsibilities of the position include:

  • designing the curriculum for the seminar component of the Clinic, which may cover, among other things: pre-venture counseling; entity selection and tax planning; entity formation or entry into joint ventures or strategic alliances; intellectual property; licensing and regulatory compliance; employee management; non-profit ventures; and start-up financing, and teaching the seminar;
  • arranging the fieldwork component of the Clinic and supervising law student representation of clients, including transactional drafting, review, or negotiation, as appropriate, of organizational documents, founder agreements, non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements and accompanying equity compensation agreements, independent contractor 2 agreements, supplier or other vendor agreements, debt documents, and venture investment term sheets;
  • building and maintaining relationships between the Clinic and the Yale student innovation programs; and
  • participating in the intellectual life of Yale Law School, including interaction with academic and clinical faculty and Centers or Workshops that may touch upon substantive aspects of entrepreneurship.

Yale Law School is open to director candidates at varying stages of their career. If not currently a member, admission to the State Bar of Connecticut will be required before the end of the first year of full-time appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicants should have a J.D. degree and a minimum of three-plus years of relevant transactional experience, concentrating on startups or venture capital, or transactional experience in related areas, such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets (especially initial public offerings), or intellectual property. A strong candidate will have excellent supervisory and communication skills, the ability to work effectively with students and clients, and an interest in developing clinical experiences for students within a community that supports interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative, passionate teaching.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to Professor Roberta Romano, Chair, Entrepreneurship Clinic Appointments Committee, at roberta.romano@yale.edu. Please write “Entrepreneurship Clinic Application” in the subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Information about clinical and experiential legal education at Yale Law School can be found at this link; additional information about corporate and commercial Law at Yale Law School can be found at this link.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Full-Time Clinical-Track Professor

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis is hiring a full-time clinical-track professor.  The new professor will teach the first-year Legal Communication and Analysis 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.  Benefits include a generous professional development fund and up to 400 hours in paid research assistance.  LCA faculty may also teach in the summer or apply for a summer research grant.  The LCA program has been ranked among the top writing programs listed in the U.S. News & World Report for the last decade.

This position begins on August 1, 2018.  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.

Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary considerations of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  The University is committed to taking affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans.  For more information about the school, visit http://indylaw.indiana.edu/.

To apply, please submit an application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4440.  Questions regarding the position or application process may be directed to Professor Joel Schumm, Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, at jmschumm@iupui.edu.  Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application should give Professor Schumm adequate notice.  All applications received by September 25, 2017, will receive full consideration.  The Committee will also be interviewing at the AALS Recruitment Conference in DC in early November.


CUNY School of Law

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly-qualified candidates for a tenured or tenure-track appointment to begin in the 2018-19 academic year.

CUNY Law faculty perform teaching (including instruction effective for diverse learners and non-traditional students), research and writing, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in their area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Faculty members have responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Areas of particular interest include one or more of the following required courses: Criminal Law; Torts; Business Courses (including Contracts, Business Associations, UCC); Constitutional Law (especially Liberty, Equality, and Due Process); Evidence; and Lawyering (skills-based experiential learning courses). The Law School also is seeking faculty who would bring expertise and who would teach courses in one or more of the following elective areas: Labor Law; Immigration Law; International Law; Health Law; Housing Law; Technology and Legal Services Delivery; Poverty Law; Juvenile Rights; Disability Law; and Elder Law.

The ability to teach in both a classroom and clinical setting is strongly preferred.

CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education with a dual mission of training a diverse group of students to become excellent public interest attorneys, and providing access to the profession for members of historically underrepresented communities. CUNY School of Law's innovative curriculum is recognized as a model for law schools across the nation. CUNY Law is nationally ranked in the top 3 for clinical programs and number 1 for public interest law. To further its access mission, CUNY School of Law also incorporates academic skills-based instruction across the curriculum for the benefit of diverse learners and non-traditional students.

CUNY School of Law brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to train lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. As part of its mission, the law school prepares students to practice “Law in the Service of Human Needs.” The basic premise of the law school’s program is that theory and abstract knowledge cannot be separated from practice, lawyering skills, and professional experience. Therefore, the curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.

First-year students engage in experiential learning through simulation exercises conducted in a required year-long Lawyering seminar. Upper-level students take an advanced one-semester Lawyering seminar in a public interest law area of their choice involving an expanded array of professional roles including advocate, mediator, transactional lawyer, and judge. Prior to graduation, all students earn 10-16 credits in one of the Law School’s capstone clinical programs.

This CUNY faculty appointment opportunity comes at an important time in our unique public interest institution’s development. In 2015, the law school launched a part-time evening program, further supporting its dual mission to graduate excellent public interest lawyers and improve access to the legal profession for members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Beginning in 2015, the law school received approval for dual degree programs in law and forensic psychology (JD/MA), inspection and oversight (JD/MPA), and international affairs (JD/MIA), with highly respected graduate programs of the City University of New York.

CUNY Law School is centrally located at 2 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. The law school has direct access to multiple New York City subway and bus lines, is convenient to regional commuter railroads, and is easily accessed by local highways. Its location, in a vibrant neighborhood one subway stop from Manhattan, puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country.

This position requires candidates to teach and be available during flexible hours to support the day and evening programs, and to counsel and provide academic mentoring to students. This may include weekend and evening hours.

Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

QUALIFICATIONS

J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline required. Also required are demonstrated or promised evidence of significant success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship or law-related work; ability to teach successfully; and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Additional requirements include commitment to the mission of CUNY School of Law; social justice lawyering experience; availability, willingness, and agreement to teach in day and evening programs and Lawyering seminar and in all relevant program areas of need; commitment to scholarly engagement and excellent teaching, including experiential and collaborative teaching and learning and other student- centered pedagogy effective for diverse learners and non-traditional students. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience, an established scholarly record, and law practice experience in one or more of the aforementioned areas of need. The ability to teach in both a classroom and clinical setting is strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Commensurate with experience: Law School Assistant Professor: $73,476 - $109,135 Law School Associate Professor: $85,978 - $133,467 Law School Full Professor: $100,976 - $163,209.

HOW TO APPLY

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates should provide a single pdf document with the applicant name in the title, that includes a CV/resume and a cover letter, including a statement of teaching interests, philosophy and methods, and a statement of scholarly interests and areas of expertise.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of resumes to begin August 21, 2017.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: CUNY School of Law

Job Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Law (CUNY School of Law)

Job ID: 17210

Regular/Temporary: Regular


University of Michigan Law School

Michigan Clinical Law Fellow Opening: Veterans Legal Clinic

The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Veterans Legal Clinic. This is a two-year appointment with a possibility of extension for a third year.

The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach.  Support is provided for personal and professional development and scholarship.

The Veterans Legal Clinic (VLC) handles legal matters for veterans and, in some instances, their immediate families, in a broad array of civil legal matters. These matters include, but are not limited to, housing law, family law, consumer disputes, financial exploitation, veterans and public benefits, and military discharge upgrades to clients.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in civil litigation, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher.  Experience with the veterans community and/or issues is a plus. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.  Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins in July 2018.

Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. The application deadline is November 15th. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to: John W. Lemmer, Experiential Education Business Administrator, The University of Michigan Law School, 701 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215, jwlemmer@umich.edu.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.


University of Michigan Law School

Clinical Law Faculty Position Opening: Transactional Lab & Clinic Clinical Assistant Professor

The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a clinical faculty member with a background in transactions to teach in and direct its Transactional Lab & Clinic (TLC). This is a contractual appointment that starts summer 2018 and can lead to a presumptively renewable long-term contract.

TLC students represent small, for- and non-profit organizations in southeastern Michigan and large, for-and non-profit organizations around the world. Typical matters include incorporation, organizational governance, commercial agreements, licensing, and other transactional matters.

The successful applicant will have experience representing for- and/or non-profit organization on transactional matters.  A demonstrated interest in clinical teaching and working with under-represented members of the business community is also highly desired.  Candidatesmust hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.

Michigan has 18 in-house clinics and guarantees every student admission to at least one.  Clinical faculty are initially appointed to a 3-year contract which may be renewed for a second term if the candidate demonstrates the potential to meet the standards for a presumptively renewable 7-year contract. They are considered for promotion to that presumptively renewable contract near the end of their second 3-year term.  Clinical faculty have 9-month academic yearappointments and are eligible for leaves and financial support for summer case coverage, special projects, and scholarship.  They have governance rights that closely parallel tenured and tenure track faculty.  Michigan’s faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive.

Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. The application deadline is October 12, 2017. Applicants should send a letter ofinterest and résumé to: John W. Lemmer, Experiential Education Business Administrator, The University of Michigan Law School, 701 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215, jwlemmer@umich.edu.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.


University of Michigan Law School

Clinical Law Faculty Position Opening: International Transactions Clinic Clinical Assistant Professor

The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a clinical faculty member with a background in international transactions for social enterprises to teach in and direct its International Transactions Clinic (ITC). This is a contractual appointment that starts summer 2018 and can lead to a presumptively renewable long-term contract.

ITC students represent for-profit, non-profit and hybrid organizations around the world, including start-ups, well-established businesses, tax-exempt organizations, impact investors and other social enterprises. Some clients are based in the United States; others are located in emerging markets. All operate internationally and have a social or environmental mission. Typical matters include organization, group structure, governance, financing agreements, commercial agreements, microfranchising, compliance, and other cross-border transactional matters.

The successful applicant will have experience representing for-profit, non-profit and/or hybrid organizations on cross-border transactional matters. Experience working internationally with organizations at the base of the economic pyramid and/or those with a social or environmental mission, is highly desired, as is a demonstrated interest in clinical teaching. Candidates musthold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.

Michigan has 18 in-house clinics and guarantees every student admission to at least one.  Clinical faculty are initially appointed to a 3-year contract which may be renewed for a second term if the candidate demonstrates the potential to meet the standards for a presumptively renewable 7-year contract. They are considered for promotion to that presumptively renewable contract near the end of their second 3-year term.  Clinical faculty have 9-month academic yearappointments and are eligible for leaves and financial support for summer case coverage, special projects, and scholarship.  They have governance rights that closely parallel tenured and tenure track faculty.  Michigan’s faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive.

Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. The application deadline is October 12, 2017. Applicants should send a letter ofinterest and résumé to: John W. Lemmer, Experiential Education Business Administrator, The University of Michigan Law School, 701 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215, jwlemmer@umich.edu.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.


Gonzaga University School of Law

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW IS SEEKING TO FILL THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: 

1) a full-time assistant clinical professor of law (beginning summer 2018); 2) a full-time visiting professor for a 1-year position (AY 2018-2019); and 3) a visiting assistant professor for a 1 to 2 year position (AY 2018-2019).

1) Full-time assistant professor in its Elder Law Clinic, with flexibility to serve in other areas of the Clinic, with a start date of summer 2018. Teaching responsibilities for 12-month position include supervision of students in client representation, case selection, and client communication and administrative duties for case management and record keeping. This multi-year, long-term contract track position, with faculty status, and scholarship or professional engagement expectations, could transition to tenure-track. Depending on qualifications and interest, there may be the opportunity for doctrinal teaching and scholarship support. Clinical faculty are encouraged to participate in developing teaching materials and working with colleagues. 

2) Full-time visiting professor for the 2018-19 academic year. The position is a 9-month, non-renewable visiting position beginning in August 2018. The Law School anticipates the visitor will teach up to two courses each semester and may teach in one or more of the following areas:  Property, Criminal Law, and Constitutional Law. Visiting faculty provide instruction to law students, service to the law school and University and engage with other professionals and the public to contribute to the intellectual exchange of ideas, to improve the law, and to educate the profession about the law.

3) Inaugural visiting assistant professor (VAP) for its newly created Center for Civil and Human Rights for the 2018-19 academic year with a possible one-year renewal. Individuals with strong academic records, a dedicated commitment to civil and human rights, and the potential for outstanding teaching and scholarship are encouraged to apply. The position is a 9-month, terminal visiting position beginning in August 2018, with the potential to renew for one additional year. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester in areas related to the Center and its mission, including at least one upper level Constitutional Law elective. The candidate will work closely with Professor Jason Gillmer, Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, to plan and participate in activities related to the Center’s goals and mission. The VAP will be invited to participate in faculty workshops and offered a budget for scholarship and travel.

For further descriptions of the qualifications required and to apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application. Inquiries can be directed to the Appointments Chair, Associate Professor, Kim H. Pearson, School of Law, pearsonk@gonzaga.edu. Position closes on December 1, 2017, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call Human Resources at 509.313.5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.


Roger Williams University School of Law

Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, invites applications for up to two tenure-track appointments commencing in the fall of 2018. Areas of interest include: property, wills and trusts, tax, corporate, and criminal law. We strongly encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds will increase the diversity of our faculty. Resumes and letters of interest may be sent via email to the Chair of the Appointments Committee, Professor Susan Heyman at sheyman@rwu.edu, or mailed to Professor Heyman at Roger Williams University School of Law, Ten Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809.


University of Washington School of Law

Children and Youth Advocacy Clinical Teaching Fellow

The Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic (CAYAC) Clinical Teaching Fellowship, at the University of Washington School of Law, provides an opportunity for a recent law school graduate to engage in direct client work with homeless youth, craft policy recommendations based on youth voice, supervise law students in the Clinical Program, teach law students in a small seminar, and draft policy and academic materials for potential publication.

The position will involve intensive interviewing and interaction with homeless youth in the University District of Seattle, Washington through a multidisciplinary participatory research project at the University of Washington. The CAYAC Fellow, with the support and under the supervision of the Bobbed and Jon Bridge Professor of Child Advocacy, Lisa Kelly, will coordinate the law school’s involvement in this multidisciplinary effort. The CAYAC Fellow will also spearhead the drafting of a policy report to include legal reform recommendations that incorporate the homeless youth voice and perspective.

The CAYAC Fellow will have an opportunity to participate in CAYAC courses and will progressively take on teaching and supervision duties as well as leadership in the research project throughout the course of the fellowship. The CAYAC Fellow will also have the opportunity to frame and develop a scholarly project under the guidance of experienced clinical faculty. 

Qualifications:

Candidates must have earned a JD at an accredited law school. An ideal candidate has experience working with vulnerable populations, specifically homeless youth, and has demonstrated a commitment to public interest lawyering. An ideal candidate will be prepared to start the position on at the beginning of Autumn Quarter 2017.

Recent law school graduates may apply, but preference will be given to candidates with 1-5 years of experience and candidates who have passed the Washington State Bar Exam and/or are members of, or eligible for membership in, of the Washington State Bar Association, or are eligible for membership within the first contract year.

Application Requirements:

Applications should be sent in electronic form to lawjobs@uw.edu and should include:

  • A statement describing applicant’s interest in the position, relevant practical experience and career goals (may be included in a cover letter)
  • A copy of the Applicant’s Resume
  • A law school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Contact information for three references
  • A writing sample (15 pages or less)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by or before September 15, 2017.


UCLA School of Law

Director of the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic

UCLA School of Law is seeking a visionary and highly motivated individual with significant legal practice experience to direct a new Immigrant Family Legal Clinic (Clinic) at the UCLA Community School.  The UCLA Community School is a unique partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Services (GSEIS), and the local Community School stakeholders.  The Community School is located in Koreatown in central Los Angeles, one of the state’s most densely populated immigrant neighborhoods, and enrolls 1,000 students each year from the local area.

The Director will help design the new Immigrant Family Legal Clinic in close consultation with faculty and administrators in the Law School’s Experiential Education Program, and with partners from LAUSD, GSEIS, and the Community School.  As part of this design phase, the Director will conduct a legal needs assessment of immigrant families at the Community School.

The Director will teach the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic and will work closely with faculty at UCLA Law to develop clinical learning opportunities in this setting. The Director will also collaborate with faculty who teach related law school clinics and courses; manage student pro bono activities associated with the Clinic; and collaborate with outside attorneys who volunteer to work with students on Clinic activities.  The Director will serve as an attorney of record for matters and cases carried out under the auspices of the Clinic, including while the Law School is not in session.  The Director will also manage the Clinic budget, hire and supervise support staff, and fundraise for the Clinic.

UCLA and UCLA Law are home to many leading scholars and other significant projects in immigration law and policy, and our programs, location and faculty also draw a student body with a strong interest in immigration studies.  The Director will have the opportunity to join other leaders and to meaningfully engage with groups working on immigrant rights issues on the UCLA campus as well as in Los Angeles, and nationally.

The ideal candidate will have significant legal experience in immigration law, as well as some familiarity with related fields such as criminal law, employment law, and family law.  Demonstrated management, administrative, and organizational skills are also important.  Previous experience teaching in a law school clinical setting is also desirable but not required.  Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, plus admission to the California Bar or willingness to sit for the California Bar.  Fluency in Spanish is also desirable though not required.

This is a full-time, year-round, academic, non-tenure track position.  The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual.  (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, October 27, 2017 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.  Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03262 by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, current resume, and the names and addresses for at least three professional references.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).  The University of California seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.


Duke Law School

Clinical Teaching Fellow

Duke University School of Law has an opening for a Clinical Teaching Fellow in our new Clinical Teaching Fellows Program. This may be either a two or three year appointment and is intended to provide training, support and professional development for young lawyers with a demonstrated interest in exploring a career in clinical teaching.

We will consider candidates with an interest in teaching in any of our existing clinics, but particular areas of opportunity exist within our two transactional clinics, the Community Enterprise Clinic and the Start-Up Ventures Clinic. The ideal candidate will have at least two-years of practice experience, a demonstrated interest in clinical teaching and practice, and be prepared to work with our current clinical faculty to supervise students, help teach the applicable clinic seminar, and be engaged in other aspects of the Clinical Program.

In addition to their clinical teaching and broader responsibilities within the Clinical Program, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue other interests, such as non-clinical teaching, as well as other activities appropriate to their professional goals, including traditional legal or clinical scholarship. The precise contours of the position will be tailored to the strengths and interests of the successful applicant and formalized with his or her input. In addition to a strong commitment to clinical legal education, the ideal candidate will offer:

(1) Relevant legal experience and a strategy for how to translate that into the Clinical Program for the benefit of our clients/partner organizations and students; (2) A deep commitment to access to justice that is consistent with the ethos of the Duke Law clinics, as well as a creativity to deploy legal skills toward this end; (3) Demonstrated potential for excellence in clinical teaching and mentoring; and (4) A clear and articulated vision for how this Fellowship will advance his or her future professional goals.

Most, but not all, of our clinics will require that Clinical Teaching Fellows either be a member of the North Carolina Bar or be eligible for admission and willing to become a member.

Duke University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color, women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest that, among other things, specifies the Clinic in which the candidate would propose to conduct her or his Fellowship, and résumé via email to Sandra Pettiford at pettiford@law.duke.edu.

All applications must be received no later than midnight on Friday, September 29, 2017.


CUNY School of Law

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly-qualified candidates for a tenured or tenure-track appointment to begin in the 2018-19 academic year.

CUNY Law faculty perform teaching (including instruction effective for diverse learners and non-traditional students), research and writing, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in their area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Faculty members have responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Areas of particular interest include one or more of the following required courses: Criminal Law; Torts; Business Courses (including Contracts, Business Associations, UCC); Constitutional Law (especially Liberty, Equality, and Due Process); Evidence; and Lawyering (skills-based experiential learning courses). The Law School also is seeking faculty who would bring expertise and who would teach courses in one or more of the following elective areas: Labor Law; Immigration Law; International Law; Health Law; Housing Law; Technology and Legal Services Delivery; Poverty Law; Juvenile Rights; Disability Law; and Elder Law.

CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education with a dual mission of training a diverse group of students to become excellent public interest attorneys, and providing access to the profession for members of historically underrepresented communities. CUNY School of Law's innovative curriculum is recognized as a model for law schools across the nation. CUNY Law is nationally ranked in the top 3 for clinical programs and number 1 for public interest law. To further its access mission, CUNY School of Law also incorporates academic skills-based instruction across the curriculum for the benefit of diverse learners and non-traditional students.

CUNY School of Law brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to train lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. As part of its mission, the law school prepares students to practice “Law in the Service of Human Needs.” The basic premise of the law school’s program is that theory and abstract knowledge cannot be separated from practice, lawyering skills, and professional experience. Therefore, the curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.

First-year students engage in experiential learning through simulation exercises conducted in a required year-long Lawyering seminar. Upper-level students take an advanced one-semester Lawyering seminar in a public interest law area of their choice involving an expanded array of professional roles including advocate, mediator, transactional lawyer, and judge. Prior to graduation, all students earn 10-16 credits in one of the Law School’s capstone clinical programs.

This CUNY faculty appointment opportunity comes at an important time in our unique public interest institution’s development. In 2015, the law school launched a part-time evening program, further supporting its dual mission to graduate excellent public interest lawyers and improve access to the legal profession for members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Beginning in 2015, the law school received approval for dual degree programs in law and forensic psychology (JD/MA), inspection and oversight (JD/MPA), and international affairs (JD/MIA), with highly respected graduate programs of the City University of New York.

CUNY Law School is centrally located at 2 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. The law school has direct access to multiple New York City subway and bus lines, is convenient to regional commuter railroads, and is easily accessed by local highways. Its location, in a vibrant neighborhood one subway stop from Manhattan, puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country.

This position requires candidates to teach and be available during flexible hours to support the day and evening programs, and to counsel and provide academic mentoring to students. This may include weekend and evening hours.

Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

QUALIFICATIONS

J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline required. Also required are demonstrated or promised evidence of significant success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship or law-related work; ability to teach successfully; and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Additional requirements include commitment to the mission of CUNY School of Law; social justice lawyering experience; availability, willingness, and agreement to teach in day and evening programs and Lawyering seminar and in all relevant program areas of need; commitment to scholarly engagement and excellent teaching, including experiential and collaborative teaching and learning and other student- centered pedagogy effective for diverse learners and non-traditional students. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience, an established scholarly record, and law practice experience in one or more of the aforementioned areas of need. The ability to teach in both a classroom and clinical setting is strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Commensurate with experience: Law School Assistant Professor: $73,476 - $109,135 Law School Associate Professor: $85,978 - $133,467 Law School Full Professor: $100,976 - $163,209

HOW TO APPLY

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates should provide a single pdf document with the applicant name in the title, that includes a CV/resume and a cover letter, including a statement of teaching interests, philosophy and methods, and a statement of scholarly interests and areas of expertise.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of resumes to begin August 21, 2017.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: CUNY School of Law

Job Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Law (CUNY School of Law)

Job ID: 17210

Regular/Temporary: Regular


University of California at Davis School of Law

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for one tenure-track or tenured position in the area of business law to begin July 1, 2018.  We seek applications from candidates with scholarly distinction or promise and a commitment to excellence in teaching.  All candidates must apply through the UC Recruit system at the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01801.  In addition, as part of their application, candidates must include a Statement of Contributions to Diversity.  Information about the Statement can be found at http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/diversity_statements_writing.html. For full consideration, applicants should apply by October 25, 2017, although we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as possible.  Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent degree. We require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research agenda, teaching evaluations and/or transcripts, writing sample, and contact information for three references at this time.  Please note that we may require further documentation at a future date, including, but not limited to, letters of recommendation, which will be treated as confidential per University of California Policy and California state law.

Please direct questions to Afra Afsharipour, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, via email at facultyappointments@law.ucdavis.edu. Inquiries about visiting positions should be submitted to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Madhavi Sunder, also at facultyappointments@law.ucdavis.edu.  The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Assistant/Associate Professor of Law

Loyola University Chicago School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in the fall of 2018, pending final approval of funding. We welcome applicants whose primary area of expertise is Environmental Law with a willingness to teach either Civil Procedure or Property. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship aligns with Loyola’s mission of social justice, as well as candidates who are members of communities traditionally under-represented in the legal profession. We seek applicants whose research and teaching will contribute to Loyola University’s commitment to solving societal and environmental problems, and advance Loyola's position as a national university leader on environmental research, policy and justice. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Applicants for this position should hold a J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school and have distinguished academic credentials. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Committee. Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement and research agenda, sample publications, and a letter of interest to http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/5520. Please also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to your professional qualifications for this position. Please note: these references will not be contacted immediately, but may be contacted at an appropriate later point in the review process. Additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications may be submitted electronically at the above website, or emailed or mailed to: Sacha M. Coupet Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611, scoupet@luc.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.


Vermont Law School

Environmental Law

Vermont Law School invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position teaching environmental law courses and potentially a first-year course. Hiring rank will be dependent on the background and experience of the applicant. The successful candidate will be an environmental expert with a strong academic background including a demonstrated interest in scholarship; a commitment to excellence in teaching; and relevant experience in private practice, government service, or non-governmental organization.

Vermont Law School is the top-ranked school for environmental law in the country.  Our graduates become attorneys and environmental professionals who work across the country and the globe.  We offer a rich array of environmental courses and a range of degrees including a Master of Environmental Law and Policy and an LLM in Environmental Law as well as certificates in the JD program in climate law, energy law, food and agriculture law, land use law, and water resources law.  More information about our environmental program is available here.

Director, South Royalton Legal Clinic

Vermont Law School invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position as Director of the South Royalton Legal Clinic. Candidates should have a minimum of 7-10 years of public interest law practice experience, or a combination of clinical teaching or a clinical teaching fellowship and at least four years of public interest law practice.  Candidates should have substantial experience supervising staff attorneys and other personnel and experience in office management and fundraising. Candidates must have a distinguished academic record, demonstrated excellence in their professional work, and willingness to engage in scholarship.

Experience in clinical legal education is preferred.  A demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring is essential.  Doctrinal teaching experience within the legal academy is helpful, but not necessary. Candidates must be a member of the Vermont Bar or eligible for admission by motion pursuant to Rule 15 of the Rules of Admission to the Bar of the Vermont Supreme Court. 

Legal Writing

Vermont Law School invites applications for a full-time professor in our Legal Writing Program. The professor will begin work on July 1, 2018, with a two-year contract.  This contract is renewable for another two-year term, followed by five-year renewable contracts after that. Legal Writing professors are voting members of the faculty and serve on faculty committees.

Professors in the program teach two courses, each a semester long.  In the 1L course, professors design their materials around a subject drawn from their professional interest and experience.  Professors abide by common course requirements, such as number of assignments and oral advocacy requirements, but beyond that each professor decides course content. In the 2L course, Appellate Advocacy, professors select cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court for the students to research, brief, and argue in a moot court setting.

Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching legal writing and should have experience practicing law and/or clerking.  Prior experience teaching legal writing is preferred.

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL’S mission is to educate lawyers for the community and the world. The faculty believes that its scholarship, teaching and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities. The law school is dedicated to building a diverse faculty, and it strongly encourages candidates of color, women, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. To apply for one of the positions above, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references to Vice Dean Stephanie J. Willbanks, Vermont Law School, 164 Chelsea Street, South Royalton, VT 05068.  Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be submitted to facultyappointments@vermontlaw.edu. Materials should be submitted by October 20, 2017, although submissions received after this time may be considered until the position is filled.


Seton Hall University School of Law

Seton Hall University School of Law welcomes applications for tenure-track positions to begin July 1, 2018.  Candidates should have a J.D. or equivalent degree and a record of academic excellence.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate both extraordinary scholarly promise and the ability or potential to be an outstanding teacher who can motivate students while preparing them for the practice of law in the twenty-first century.  The School of Law will consider candidates in a variety of subject matter areas, and encourages all interested persons to apply.

Seton Hall Law School offers a vibrant, energetic academic environment.  Located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, approximately 20 minutes from Manhattan, Seton Hall Law is home to one of the top health law programs in the nation.  The faculty also includes nationally recognized scholars and teachers with expertise in a wide range of other areas.

Seton Hall Law School is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  We welcome applications from minorities, women, and others whose background and experiences will contribute to institutional diversity.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Professor Marina Lao, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Seton Hall Law School, at marina.lao@shu.edu.


Brooklyn Law School

BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL seeks one or more full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty members. We are interested in outstanding candidates in all fields, including, in particular, securities law and regulation and corporate law.  Other areas of potential interest are civil procedure, constitutional law, labor law, antitrust, and torts.  Applicants should have a strong academic record and demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity and publication. We are interested in both entry-level and lateral candidates, and we are especially interested in candidates who will enhance the diversity of our faculty. In addition, Brooklyn Law School plans to hire a proven, innovative leader for our academic success program.  Entry-level candidates, and candidates who have been teaching in a tenure-track position for no more than two years, should apply via the Faculty Appointments Register or by email to Professor Minor Myers, Chair, Faculty Appointments Subcommittee (minor.myers@brooklaw.edu). Candidates who have been teaching in a tenure-track position for more than two years and candidates for the academic success position should apply via email to Professor Alex Stein, Chair, Lateral Faculty Appointments Subcommittee (alex.stein@brooklaw.edu).


Louisiana State University

Paul M. Herbert Law Center

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire three (3) tenure-track or tenured faculty members.  Areas of particular interest to us include the following: business & transactional law; civil procedure; criminal law & procedure; environmental law; energy law; ethics and professionalism; evidence; family law; and juvenile justice clinical teaching. We may consider applications who specialize in areas other than those listed. We also seek applications for the position of Director of the John P. Laborde Energy Law Center.

Applicants should have superior academic credentials and publications or promise of productivity in legal scholarship.

Contact: Melissa T. Lonegrass, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, c/o Pam Hancock, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 1 East Campus Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106.

The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and encourages applications from female and minority candidates.      


The University of Baltimore School of Law

The University of Baltimore School of Law is seeking to hire entry-level or experienced faculty for two tenure-track or tenured positions beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.  For more information about the University of Baltimore School of Law, please review our website: http://www.law.ubalt.edu. We invite applications from candidates who have a distinguished academic background, a record of or the promise of both teaching excellence and scholarly distinction, and a commitment to service in the law school and the community. We will consider applicants with a wide range of teaching interests. We have specific teaching needs in our integrated Criminal Law and Introduction to Lawyering Skills course as well as our other first-year subject matters integrated into the Introduction to Lawyering Skills courses. Other teaching needs include, but are not limited to, Evidence, Commercial Law, and Environmental Law. Positions will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.  In keeping with its commitment to a diverse faculty, the School of Law welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and encourages women and minorities to apply.  Contact (e-mail preferred):  Professor Margaret E. Johnson, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1420 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-5779, majohnson@ubalt.edu.


Vermont Law School

Clinical Professor, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

Vermont Law School invites applications for a clinical professor at the law school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic. The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Vermont Law School and Earthjustice are partnering to expand our environmental justice capacity through the creation of a new environmental justice initiative.  We are hiring an attorney professor who will be located at the Clinic and will work with Earthjustice’s Healthy Communities program and as part of the Clinic’s growing environmental justice program area. Cases and projects will include Vermont and New England-based initiatives as well as efforts at the national level and in other areas of the United States.

About Vermont Law School

Vermont Law School's top-ranked environmental program includes a curriculum of more than 60 environmental law courses, as well as master's and LLM degrees in three areas - environmental law and policy, energy regulation and law, and food and agriculture law and policy.

Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

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