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Contact's full name:Carolyn Yeung Nih
Title:LLM Coordinator
Organization:Chapman University Fowler School of Law
 One University Dr.
 
 Orange CA 92866
 
Phone:(714)628-7356
Fax:
Email:yeung@chapman.edu
Website:http://www.chapman.edu/law
Description:General Information:Chapman University Fowler School of Law seeks applications for the position of Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Legal Research & Writing for foreign LL.M. students. The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, depending on his or her experience and qualifications. The position would be for one academic year with the possibility of renewal for another year.Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. With the university ranked in the top tier of western universities and the law school ranked number 126 in the Top Schools category by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained substantial recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the Chapman University Fowler School of Law is available at http://www.chapman.edu/law.Qualifications:Required: JD from an ABA accredited institution, an outstanding law school academic record and demonstrable experience teaching legal research and writing to lawyers and/or law students who do not speak English as a first language. Experience developing instructional materials and delivering legal research instruction. Knowledge of legal research methodologies and legal information resources. Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work with foreign lawyers in the LL.M. program. Excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail; ability to produce clear, concise, accurate documentation. Ability to independently prioritize tasks when faced with interruptions and fluctuating workload.Desired: MLS from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent relevant advanced degree or experience in academic law libraries providing research and teaching services for law faculty and students. Ability to teach tax law research courses in the LL.M. Program in Taxation. Responsibilities:The Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing primarily will be responsible for teaching multiple sections of legal research courses designed to assist foreign lawyers in the LL.M. program. The individual also may be called on to contribute to other courses in the Legal Research and Writing curriculum for both LL.M. and J.D. students and in the LL.M. Program in Taxation, and assist with supervising the directed research projects of LL.M. students. Other tasks related to LL.M. program administration and recruitment also may be assigned.Notice to Applicants:Please submit a cover letter, resume, student evaluations (2 most recent years), and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.This position will be posted for a minimum of 5 business days and may close at any time after that without prior notice.Successful completion of criminal background check required for final candidate.Chapman University 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.Please send letters of interest to:Carolyn Yeung NihCoordinator, LL.M. ProgramChapman University Fowler School of LawOne University DriveOrange, CA 92866yeung@chapman.edu
Position Type:upper-limit
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:70-79k
Students
Per Semester:
46-50
Submission Deadline:2015-02-14

Contact's full name:Bennett I. Capers
Title:Professor of Law
Organization:Brooklyn Law School
 250 Joralemon Street
 
 Brooklyn NY 11201
 
Phone: 718 780-7685
Fax:718 780-7376
Email:bennett.capers@brooklaw.edu
Website:www.brooklaw.edu
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 ranked 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) overseeing pedagogical and curriculum innovation; 4) teaching one or more sections of legal writing (other courses optional); and 5) 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. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The Director will be eligible for renewable long-term contracts or tenure, depending upon experience and qualifications. Salary is commensurate with experience.Applicants should submit a letter of interest, C.V., and contact information for three references to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Bennett Capers at Brooklyn Law School. Materials should be submitted via email to bennett.capers@brooklaw.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately for a job beginning in 2015-16 and hopes to conduct a substantial number of preliminary interviews in Philadelphia on Sunday, June 29th, to coincide with the 16th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference. The search committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled.
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:90+k
Students
Per Semester:
41-45
Submission Deadline:2014-07-26

Contact's full name:Karen Bennett
Title:Dean's Office Manager
Organization:University of Virginia School of Law
 580 Massie Road
 
 Charlottesville VA 22903
 
Phone:434-924-7345
Fax:
Email:ks2dg@virginia.edu
Website:http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/index.htm
Description:The University of Virginia School of Law seeks candidates for a non-tenure-track faculty position in the Legal Research and Writing Program. Duties include instructional responsibilities in legal research, legal writing, and oral advocacy; program planning; and supervision of student assistants. The preferred start date is between November 1, 2014, and January 1, 2015.J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and demonstrated ability in legal research and writing is required. Prior teaching experience is preferred.Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.Apply on-line at http://jobs.virginia.edu (Posting Number 0614635). Include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:30-39k,40-49k,50-59k,60-69k,70-79k,80-89k,90+k
Students
Per Semester:
60+
Submission Deadline:2014-09-30

Contact's full name:Appointments Committee
Title:Appointments Committee
Organization:Texas A&M University School of Law
 1515 Commerce Street
 
 Fort Worth TX 76102
 
Phone:817-212-3954
Fax:
Email:appointments@law.tamu.edu
Website:law.tamu.edu
Description:TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to expand its academic program and its strong commitment to scholarship by hiring two exceptional faculty candidates for tenure-track or tenured positions, with rank dependent on qualifications and experience. While the law school welcomes applications in all subject areas, it particularly invites applications in: (1) patent law (including related intellectual property subjects); and (2) legal analysis, research, and writing. Candidates must have a J.D. degree or its equivalent. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and strong classroom teaching skills. This is an especially attractive time to join Texas A&M University School of Law. Since Texas A&M University acquired the law school from Texas Wesleyan University in August of 2013, applications for admission have increased by over 30 percent and development has grown exponentially, including multiple seven-figure endowed chairs. The law school is poised to build on its tradition of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and public service through the extensive resources and opportunities that result from being part of a world-class public university. Texas A&M University School of Law is located in vibrant downtown Fort Worth. The Fort Worth/Dallas area, with a total population in excess of six million people, offers a low cost of living and a strong economy.As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas A&M University welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will enhance the rich diversity of the law school’s academic community. Applicants should email a résumé and cover letter indicating research and teaching interests to Professor Timothy Mulvaney, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at appointments@law.tamu.edu. Alternatively, résumés can be mailed to Professor Mulvaney at Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509.
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:80-89k,90+k
Students
Per Semester:
36-40
Submission Deadline:2014-09-30