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Contact's full name:Susan Ferrazzano
Title:Human Resources Coordinator
Organization:University of Pennsylvania Law School
 3501 Sansom St.
 
 Philadelphia PA 19104
 us
Phone:2155739595
Fax:2155739595
Email:sferrazz@law.upenn.edu
Website:https://www.law.upenn.edu/
Description:Legal Practice Skills

Penn Law's innovative Legal Practice Skills program offers practical training in the diverse writing and communication skills today's lawyers need. The centerpiece of the program is a mandatory first-year course, which spans two semesters and carries six credits (four in the fall; two in the spring). While providing students with a solid foundation in legal research, analysis, and writing, Legal Practice Skills also introduces them to a range of other essential practice skills, including fact development, interviewing, negotiation, basic contract drafting, and informal oral and written communication. The course presents assignments as simulations to help students understand the context in which these skills are deployed in practice.

More broadly, the Legal Practice Skills program seeks to encourage our students to recognize practice readiness and skill development as central to their Penn Law experience and offer opportunities for them to build those skills over the course of their three years here. To that end, the Legal Practice Skills program also functions as an umbrella organization for a range of other Law School activities and services, including upper-level course development, the Academic Support program, the summer legal writing course for LLM students, additional writing assistance and writing sample support, co-curricular skills development programming, and the intramural moot court competition.

Penn Law seeks two Senior Lecturers from diverse practice backgrounds to join the Legal Practice Skills program.

The Senior Lecturer Position
Senior Lecturers teach Legal Practice Skills to one section of approximately forty first-year students, assume substantial responsibility for one of the other Legal Practice Skills activities and services, and have the option of teaching an upper-level experiential writing or practical-skills course.

In their role as teachers of the Legal Practice Skills course, Senior Lecturers are expected to:
- Collaborate with peers to design and execute a curriculum that is uniform across the first-year class;
- Teach first-year students in large lecture, small group, and one-on-one formats;
- Review and provide individualized feedback on student work; and
- Supervise third-year-student Littleton Fellows as they work with smaller cohorts of first-year students.

Salary will be $80,000, and Senior Lecturers will be eligible for the full range of benefits described on the Benefits of Working at Penn website https://www.hr.upenn.edu/pennbenefits.

The appointment will begin July 1, 2017 and is subject to an initial, one-year probationary term, with the possibility of renewal for two additional two-year terms. After five years, the position will again be subject to a competitive search. Incumbent position holders will be eligible to participate in future searches, but will not be entitled to any presumption in favor of rehiring in those searches.

Candidates should have at least five years of recent, post-law-school, professional experience; demonstrated ability in legal reasoning, writing, and other practice skills; and superior academic records. Candidates with practice experience in areas other than litigation are invited and encouraged to apply. Prior teaching experience is not required.

Applications
To apply, please go to the Penn Faculty Searches website at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1039. Materials required to apply: a one-page cover letter describing your interest, a resume, your law school transcript, a writing sample, and three references (letters preferred, but a list of contact information will also be accepted). Review of applications will begin January 2017.

Please note: The Legal Practice Skills program will not provide instructors with institutional support or preparation for entering the traditional legal academic market. Penn Law encourages scholars interested in legal academia to apply for one of its academic fellowships. More information on those programs is available at https://www.law.upenn.edu/faculty/fellowships.php.

The University of Pennsylvania Law School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania Law School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class status in its employment practices. To learn more about the University's policies and practices visit http://www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/eoaa.html.
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:80-89k
Students
Per Semester:
36-40
Submission Deadline:2017-04-30

Contact's full name:Kristen K. Tiscione
Title:Professor, Legal Research and Writing
Organization:Georgetown University Law Center
 600 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
 
 Washington DC 20001
 
Phone:202-662-9527
Fax:
Email:kkt7@law.georgetown.edu
Website:
Description:Georgetown University Law Center seeks to hire at least one and perhaps more than one full-time visiting faculty member to teach in its first-year legal research and writing program during the 2017-2018 academic year. The visitor will teach two sections of approximately twenty-five to thirty first-year students. Each section meets with the professor two hours per week. Legal Research & Writing faculty at Georgetown also teach a two-hour weekly seminar with law fellows, who serve as teaching assistants for the first-year students. In addition to teaching, professors are responsible for selecting their own texts, designing course materials, assigning student grades, and supervising law fellows.

Candidates must have superior academic records and expertise in legal research and writing. Three years of professional experience beyond law school graduation and teaching experience is preferred. Applicants should include a letter of interest, a CV, a list of three references, a writing sample, and (for recent graduates) a law school transcript.

Materials should be submitted to Professor Kristen K. Tiscione, Chair of the Legal Research and Writing Committee, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. Email submissions are also welcome and should be sent to Noelle Adgerson at adgerson@law.georgetown.edu with a cc: to kkt7@law.georgetown.edu. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 31, 2017 and will be reviewed upon receipt. Early submission is recommended.
Position Type:upper-limit
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:80-89k
Students
Per Semester:
51-55
Submission Deadline:2017-03-31

Contact's full name:Pamela Lester
Title:Employee Recruitment, Training & Safety Administra
Organization:Lincoln Memorial University
 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
 
 Harrogate TN 37752
 
Phone:423-869-7157
Fax:
Email:pamela.lester@lmunet.edu
Website:www.lmunet.edu
Description:Lincoln Memorial University -Legal Writing Faculty-Law School

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) invites applications for the full time position of Legal Writing Faculty, Duncan School of Law. The instructional faculty member shall have the primary responsibilities of teaching legal writing and communication and performance of service functions and shall be held accountable for these obligations as they contribute to the attainment of the mission of the University, the School, and the Department. This position is a non-tenure track, term appointment as an Assistant Professor with year-round service and instruction obligations.

Qualifications; Required: Juris Doctor (or equivalent degree), licensed to practice law and evidence of potential for effective teaching and student mentoring. Preferred: Knowledge, skills and abilities: strong background in performing and teaching of legal writing, effective communication skills, demonstrated knowledge and mastery of content and demonstrated knowledge of student advising.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be submitted through the applicant portal, located on the Lincoln Memorial University, Job Openings page. An application is not considered complete until Official Transcript(s) from each institution(s) attended have been received by pamela.lester@lmunet.edu or Lincoln Memorial University, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752 ATTN: Pamela Lester. Please contact Pamela Lester at 423-869-7157 or pamela.lester@lmunet.edu for questions regarding employment opportunities. LMU's hiring policies are in accordance with EEO regulations and policies. LMU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:70-79k,80-89k
Students
Per Semester:
46-50
Submission Deadline:2017-04-01

Contact's full name:Stephanie Tang
Title:Director of LL.M. Writing and Academic Support
Organization:Berkeley Law
 University of California
 
 Berkeley CA 94720
 
Phone:510-643-9544
Fax:
Email:academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu
Website:https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01311
Description:The Director will be responsible for developing the curriculum for Berkeley Law's LL.M. legal research and writing (LRW) programs, for teaching two sections of LRW and a two-unit course of general interest to LL.M.s, and for developing and administering an academic support program for LL.M. students.The positon is anticipated to begin May 15, 2017, and is open until filled. The position is half-time with benefits.

For details on the position, including required qualifications and application materials, and information about how to apply, please visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01311.

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:40-49k
Students
Per Semester:
<30
Submission Deadline:2017-04-28

Contact's full name:Anne Goldstein
Title:Professor
Organization:New York Law School
 185 W. Broadway
 
 NY NY 10013
 
Phone:212 431 2146
Fax:
Email:anne.goldstein@nyls.edu
Website:
Description:Visiting Assistant Professor Position in First Year Legal Practice Program at New York Law School

New York Law School invites applications for full-time visiting faculty to teach in its Legal Practice program. Legal Practice is a foundational two semester course that all day and evening division students take in their first year. Through client-centered simulations and assignments, the course introduces students to fundamental lawyering skills in context, including critical reading, legal analysis, predictive and persuasive writing, legal research, client interviewing, counseling, negotiation and oral advocacy.

The position is a visitor appointment that begins on July 1, 2017, and ends on June 30, 2018, with a possibility of a one year renewal. The Law School anticipates hiring up to three visitors for the 2017-18 academic year, each of whom will teach two small sections (a total of approximately 40 students) in both the fall and spring semesters. Visiting Assistant Professors will work collaboratively with the program director and faculty to design classes and prepare simulations, writing assignments and other course materials. Applicants must have a JD degree, bar admission, at least two years practice experience, and a demonstrated commitment to and affinity for teaching. To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; 2) a resume; 3) one writing sample; and 4) two references (letters and/ or email and telephone contact information).

NYLS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment. NYLS encourages applications from all qualified individuals including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

Please submit all application materials via email as a pdf attachments to Anne Goldstein at anne.goldstein@nyls.edu.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before April 17. Applications may be considered on a rolling basis.
Position Type:part-time (one year full time visitor position only with possibility of one year renewal)
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:80-89k,90+k (commensurate with experience and qualifications)
Students
Per Semester:
36-40
Submission Deadline:2017-04-16