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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:100-109k
Students
Per Semester:
36-40
Submission Deadline:2014-09-30

Contact's full name:Judith D. Fischer
Title:Professor
Organization:University of Louisville
 University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
 University of Louisville
 Louisville KY 40292
 
Phone:502 852-6974
Fax:
Email:judith.fischer@louisville.edu
Website:
Description:UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE Faculty Position The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track position teaching the law school's first-year legal analysis and writing course, Basic Legal Skills. The successful applicant will begin in August 2015 and will teach one-third of the law school's first-year class. The scholarship and service requirements for the position are the same as for other tenure-track positions, as are salary and other benefits. Our Basic Legal Skills teachers enjoy the same autonomy as other classroom teachers. The School of Law is committed to excellence in preparing lawyers for productive careers. The school provides an excellent faculty, strong programs, top-notch academic support, and a low student-faculty ratio, and is rated among the Top Twenty Best Value law schools in the nation. Our smaller class sizes foster close interaction between students and faculty, nurture a culture of collegial learning, and provide opportunities for individualized attention. Applicants should have distinguished academic credentials, a record of scholarship, excellent writing skills, post-law-school legal experience, and a strong commitment to scholarship, teaching, service, professional ethics, and collegiality. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching legal writing, but we encourage applications from all academically qualified individuals who are committed to teaching legal writing. The School values the diversity of its faculty and encourages applications from persons who will contribute to that diversity.The Committee will review applications immediately and conduct interviews at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C. Applicants with strong credentials who are unable to attend the conference will be considered, but interviews at the conference are strongly preferred. For full consideration, apply by September 30, 2014. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Professor Judith D. Fischer, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, or judith.fischer@louisville.edu.
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:80-89k
Students
Per Semester:
41-45
Submission Deadline:2014-09-30

Contact's full name:Craig T. Smith
Title:Clinical Prof.; Asst. Dean for the WLRC
Organization:University of North Carolina School of Law
 Campus Box 3380
 
 Chapel Hill NC 27599
 
Phone:919-962-7059
Fax:
Email:crgsmith@email.unc.edu
Website:
Description:The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law invites applications for one full time clinical faculty appointment to teach first year legal research and writing and to serve in the Writing and Learning Resources Center starting in the 2015 16 academic year. The Center houses the law school’s first year writing program and its comprehensive academic excellence program. The individual selected for this position will teach two seminar sized sections of the research and writing course (“Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy”) per semester and occasionally teach academic excellence workshops or provide individual and group educational counseling or tutoring. Candidates must have a J.D., bar admission, and practice or clerkship experience. Candidates also should have an outstanding academic record, the ability and desire to work collaboratively on an established team, and experience or demonstrated potential in teaching. A strong plus would be additional experience or degrees in education, counseling, or academic excellence work. The individual hired will receive an initial three year, nine month appointment subject to long term contract renewal.Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/47632. Click on the preceding direct-link URL from any browser to apply for this position. Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for four references. Confidential inquiries are welcome; they can be made to Professor Craig Smith, Assistant Dean for the Writing and Learning Resources Center, at 919.962.7059 or crgsmith@email.unc.edu. For more information about the UNC CH School of Law, please visit our website: www.law.unc.edu.The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:70-79k
Students
Per Semester:
31-35
Submission Deadline:2014-10-01

Contact's full name:Legal Writing Recruitment Committee
Title:Legal Writing Director Appointments Coordinator
Organization:Vanderbilt Law School
 131 21st Avenue South
 
 Nashville TN 37203-1181
 
Phone:(615) 322-9800
Fax:
Email:legalwritingdir.appts@vanderbilt.edu
Website:
Description:Vanderbilt University Law School seeks applicants for a full-time (non tenure-track) faculty position as Director of Legal Research & Writing Program, with appropriate professorial title. Candidates should have substantial experience teaching in such a program and preferably would have experience directing such a program. The Director supervises 8 part-time legal writing instructors in a year-long writing curriculum for first-year J.D. students. The class is taught in 8 sections to 190 1Ls, with small sections of about 24 students each. The director works closely with the Law Library Director, as professional librarians contribute to the teaching of the research portion of the class, and with the faculty who teach other first-year courses. The Director is also responsible for the required courses in the School's LL.M. program for attorneys from foreign countries: Introduction to Research and Legal Writing in the United States. Currently, approximately 50 students are enrolled each year in this program. In the past, the director has taught one section of this course and has supervised three part-time instructors who teach the other three sections.Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong teaching, administrative, and leadership skills. The Law School is committed to diversity; women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until October 1st or until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter and resume, to the Legal Writing Director Appointments Coordinator, Vanderbilt University Law School, 131 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203-1181; or preferably by email to: legalwritingdir.appts@vanderbilt.edu For additional information visit: http://law.vanderbilt.edu/legalwriting
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:90+k
Students
Per Semester:
36-40
Submission Deadline:2014-10-01