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Contact's full name:Adam Lamparello and Charles E. MacLean
Title:Directors of Experiential Legal Writing
Organization:Indiana Tech Law School
 1600 East Washington Boulevard
 Fort Wayne IN 46803
Phone:(260) 422-5561 ext. 3447, 3450
Fax:(260) 399-2855
Description:Indiana Tech Law School anticipates hiring one or more professors to teach one section of legal writing and one first-year or upper-level doctrinal course. Successful candidates may also have the option of teaching in one of the Law School's clinics, which will include the United States Supreme Court Clinic, the Law and Public Policy Clinic, and the Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic.

The positions are full-time (nine months), tenure-track, with full voting rights and committee participation. Salary is approximately $90,000, with a generous benefits package that includes health insurance and retirement savings. Additionally, all professors receive a personal development budget to enable participation at conferences nationwide and to promote meaningful scholarship.

This is a unique opportunity to be on the ground floor of an innovative law school, to help develop a rigorous and cutting-edge program of legal education, and to produce competent practitioners and public policy advocates.

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Adam Lamparello (axlamparello@indianatech.edu) and Charles E. MacLean (CEMaclean@indianatech.edu).
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-06-01

Contact's full name:Jennifer Swezey
Title:Director of Legal Research and Writing
Organization:Vanderbilt Law School
 131 21st Avenue South
 Nashville TN 37203-1181
Description:Part-Time Teaching Position(s) Instructor in Law, Legal Writing Program

Start Date: August 2015
Deadline for Applications: June 20, 2015

Vanderbilt Law School seeks law school graduates with superb academic and employment records to teach our Legal Writing course starting in August 2015. A successful applicant will be appointed as an Instructor in Law. This initial semester or nine-month (mid-August through mid-May) appointment may be renewed on a yearly basis.Compensation does not include benefits.

Send a resume, law school transcript, and short writing sample to:
Jennifer Swezey
Director of Legal Research and Writing
Vanderbilt University Law School
131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181

By Email: legalwriting.instructor@vanderbilt.edu

Requirements include:
-J.D. degree, a strong academic record, and useful employment experience;
-Superb writing and editing skills;
-Outstanding teaching potential; and
-Eagerness and availability to work very closely with law students.

For a full description of the position and program, go to: http://law.vanderbilt.edu/faculty/recruitment/index.php

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Position Type:part-time
Faculty Vote:No
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-06-20

Contact's full name:Mary Ellen Fullerton
Organization:Brooklyn Law School
 250 Joralemon Street
 Brooklyn NY 11201
Phone:718 780-7925
Fax:718 780-0376
Description:Brooklyn Law School is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Director of the Legal Writing Program, one of the nation's oldest and most highly regarded legal writing programs.
The duties of the Director will include 1) hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating the legal writing faculty; 2) coordinating the first-year legal writing curriculum; 3) enriching the writing program in the upperclass years; 4) overseeing pedagogical and curricular innovation; 5) teaching the first-year legal writing course (other courses optional); and 6) promoting the Legal Writing Program externally.
The Director is expected to participate fully in the life of the law school and in the larger legal writing community.
Qualified applicants must have a J.D., a strong academic record, considerable experience in teaching legal writing, and demonstrated administrative, leadership, and interpersonal skills. The Director will be eligible for renewable long-term contracts or tenure, depending upon interest and qualifications.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, C.V., and contact information for three references to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Maryellen Fullerton via email to maryellen.fullerton@brooklaw.edu.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, and plans to conduct a substantial number of preliminary interviews in person and by videoconference during June and July 2015. The search committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled.
Brooklyn Law School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to the principle of diversity. It is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of applicants, including minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-08-15

Contact's full name:Priscilla Harris
Title:Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee
Organization:Appalachian School of Law
 1169 Edgewater Dr.
 Grundy VA 24614
Phone:(276)-935-4349, ext. 1225
Description:Appalachian School of Law ("ASL") seeks applications for the position of Director of the Legal Writing Program. The successful candidate will be appointed to a two-year visiting professor position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, depending on experience and qualifications.
ASL is located in the scenic mountainous region of southwest Virginia, and is within driving distance to Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina. All aspects of ASL's academic program--from the structured curriculum and the required summer externship to the weekly community service commitment--are designed to respond to the unique needs and opportunities of a law school in this region.

Qualified applicants will have the following: (1) a J.D. degree with a strong academic record; (2) demonstrated experience teaching legal research and writing to lawyers and/or law students; (3) demonstrated commitment to community service; (4) experience developing instructional materials; (5) knowledge of legal research methodologies; and (6) excellent writing and communication skills.

The duties of the Director will include: (1) coordinating the first-year legal writing curriculum; (2) teaching one or more sections of legal writing (other courses may be an option); (3) helping fellow professors incorporate additional writing throughout the curriculum; and (4) working closely with the Director of Academic Success to ensure the success of ASL students, many of whom are from the Appalachian region.

An applicant should submit a letter of interest, C.V., and contact information for three references by mail or email as follows: (1) by mail to Priscilla Harris, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Appalachian School of Law, 1169 Edgewater Drive, Grundy, VA 24614; or (2) by email to Priscilla Harris with "LRW Director"; in the subject line at pharris@asl.edu.

ASL is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Women, people of color, and others with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Submission Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:No
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2015-06-05