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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:Elizabeth De Armond
Title:Director of Legal Writing
Organization:Chicago-Kent College of Law
 565 W. Adams St.
 
 Chicago IL 60661
 
Phone:312-906-5172
Fax:
Email:edearmond@kentlaw.iit.edu
Website:http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/le
Description:The Visiting Assistant Professor program is a centerpiece of the Chicago-Kent legal writing program. The program is designed to provide students with a faculty that has diverse academic interests and legal practice experience and to provide promising teachers an opportunity to bridge from their practice and legal writing teaching experience to doctrinal law teaching and academic scholarship.

Each year, several legal writing classes are taught by Visiting Assistant Professors. Visiting Assistant Professors are generally appointed for two-year terms, with the possibility for a single one- or two-year renewal, or in extraordinary cases, for a long-term contract. Each Visiting Assistant Professor normally teaches a single section of approximately 30 first-year legal writing students, with Legal Writing I taught in the Fall and Legal Writing II taught in the Spring. Regular faculty meetings are held to coordinate assignments and provide newer Visiting Assistant Professors with the opportunity to enhance their legal writing teaching skills, share experience and plan upcoming assignments and classes.

In addition to teaching Legal Writing, each Visiting Assistant Professor teaches a single doctrinal course each year. Visiting Assistant Professors may teach any course in the law school curriculum other than required courses with class allocation based on the professor's experience and interests and the school's curricular needs. Teaching additional courses is permitted, but discouraged until the Visiting Assistant Professor has written at least one article, as the labor-intensive nature of course preparation makes it difficult to find time for scholarship. Visiting Assistant Professors are provided with mentoring and guidance from other faculty in preparing and teaching doctrinal courses.

The school provides Visiting Assistant Professors with considerable assistance and guidance in developing their academic scholarship, including a Research and Travel fund. Traditionally, Visiting Assistant Professors use their time at the school to write and publish one or more scholarly articles as a basis (together with their teaching experience) for eventually attaining a tenure-track law teaching position. In addition to providing faculty mentors, the school offers a series of informal "roundtables" at which faculty members, including Visiting Assistant Professors, can discuss works in progress with their colleagues.

Visiting Assistant Professors are strongly encouraged to become part of the life of the law school by attending faculty and student functions, participating in faculty roundtables and workshops, volunteering to judge moot court practice arguments and competitions, serving on faculty committees, and interacting with current and prospective students.

Over the years, the Chicago-Kent Visiting Assistant Professor program has produced exceptional doctrinal and skills professors. Some of them have continued their academic careers at such schools as University of Alabama School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Catholic University School of Law, Cumberland School of Law, Florida State University College of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, Hofstra University School of Law, Howard University School of Law, Indiana University School of Law, John Marshall Law School, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, McGeorge School of Law, University of Memphis School of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Ohio Northern University College of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pennsylvania State University School of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, Stetson University College of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law, University of Virginia, Western New England College School of Law, Widener University School of Law, College of William and Mary School of Law, and William Mitchell College of Law.

If you are interested in applying for our Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) program, please submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, one writing sample and a research agenda. You may address your cover letter to the "VAP Selection Committee". Materials are being accepted beginning November 1st, 2016. One of the stipulations of our VAP program, is that we require that our faculty be out of law school a minimum of three years prior to submitting an application.

Please email your materials to Lila Wilson at Lila.Wilson@kentlaw.iit.edu.
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:60-69k
Students
Per Semester:
31-35
Submission Deadline:2017-03-01

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:Gail Mullins
Title:Director, Legal Research & Writing
Organization:University of Oklahoma College of Law
 300 Timberdell Road
 
 Norman OK 73019
 
Phone:405-325-7409
Fax:
Email:gmullins@ou.edu
Website:law.ou.edu
Description:ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Legal Research, Writing & Advocacy Position Advertisement

The University of Oklahoma College of Law invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty appointment in our Legal Research, Writing & Advocacy program. The start date for the position is August 2017. The initial appointment will be for a one-year renewable contract that can lead, after three years, to renewable longer-term contracts with security of position consistent with ABA standards.

The successful candidate will teach two sections of 20-24 students each during the fall and spring semesters of Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy. Applicants must demonstrate excellent research and writing skills, the ability to diagnose legal writing difficulties, and the ability to mentor students in one-to-one and small group settings. All legal writing faculty members are expected to coach and travel with one or more teams in the College of Law's successful moot-court program and take on regular committee assignments and other service obligations. This is a full-time benefits-eligible nine-month position.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; a superior academic record; excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills; and experience teaching full-time or as an adjunct in a law school, preferably in legal writing and appellate advocacy, or at least three years of law-practice experience. Teaching experience is a plus.

Please submit electronic applications to: Professor Gail Mullins at gmullins@ou.edu Please submit print applications to: Professor Gail Mullins Director of Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy University of Oklahoma College of Law300 Timberdell Road Norman, OK 73019

Electronic submissions should include the following in a single PDF file in the order indicated: (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for three references; (4) a writing sample; and (5) (if available) teaching evaluations from the most current year of teaching.The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:60-69k
Students
Per Semester:
41-45
Submission Deadline:2017-03-03

Contact's full name:Diane B. Kraft
Title:Assistant Professor of Legal Research & Writing
Organization:University of Kentucky College of Law
 242 Law Building
 
 Lexington KY 40506-0048
 
Phone:8592574748
Fax:
Email:diane.kraft@uky.edu
Website:
Description:The University of Kentucky College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Enhancement and Assistant Professor of Legal Research & Writing beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Academic Enhancement program at the College of Law. This includes planning the Academic Enhancement Pre-Orientation Legal Reasoning program, teaching regular Academic Enhancement workshops, and continuing to enhance the College of Law's Bar Exam Support program.

In addition, the successful applicant will usually teach one section of legal writing in the first-year Legal Research and Writing course. The course is a year-long, four-credit course that introduces first-year law students to legal writing, analysis, and research. Law librarians teach the research component of the course, which is approximately 1 of the 4 credits. Thus, the new faculty member must be able to work collaboratively with other faculty involved in the Legal Research and Writing program.

The position offers an initial contract as Director of Academic Enhancement and Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing (clinical title series) for a term not to exceed three years. After the initial appointment period, the successful candidate will be eligible for renewable five-year appointments. The salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a twelve-month appointment due to the requirements of the Academic Enhancement program.

Qualified candidates will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, a distinguished academic record, strong analytical, writing, and research skills, and substantial legal-practice experience (a minimum of three years is strongly preferred). Experience teaching in higher education and knowledge of adult learning theory is preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. or resume, writing sample, and at least three references. Apply online for requisition # FE00870 at www.uky.edu/hr/ukjobs. Applicants who submit their materials by March 1, 2017, are assured consideration, but applications received after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Scott R. Bauries, Chair of the Appointments Committee, at scott.bauries@uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky College of Law is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:70-79k,80-89k,90+k
Students
Per Semester:
<30
Submission Deadline:2017-03-01

Contact's full name:Del Wright
Title:Professor of Law
Organization:Valparaiso University Law School
 656 Greenwich Street
 
 Valparaiso IN 46383
 
Phone:219-465-7927
Fax:
Email:del.wright@valpo.edu
Website:
Description:Valparaiso University Law School is seeking a full-time visitor for academic year 2017-18 to teach legal writing courses. The person hired will teach a series of legal writing and analysis courses to 1L and 2L students. These courses will be delivered in seven-week or semester-long sessions as part of Valparaiso's innovative curriculum.

In the Fall semester, the visitor will likely teach: 1) Foundations (first seven weeks) and 2) Legal Communications (second seven weeks). In the Spring semester, the visitor will likely teach: 1) Legal Writing I (full semester) and 2) Legal Writing II (appellate advocacy or introduction to drafting; first or second seven weeks). The visitor may also be asked to teach an additional one-credit legal writing course in one of the two semesters. The opportunity may exist to teach a course outside the legal writing field, depending on visitor preferences and law school needs. The VU Law Bulletin descriptions of these courses can be found at: http://www.valpo.edu/law/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2016-Bulletin-.pdf starting on page 39.

The visitor will coordinate with other faculty members teaching each course to establish major assignment due dates, lengths, and other details. A model syllabus exists for each course and faculty members often share major assignments across sections. The anticipated class size for each of these courses is twenty to twenty-five students. Legal writing professors are supported by student teaching assistants, whose duties vary with the course being taught. These courses do not include research instruction. Valparaiso Law has a separate legal research program taught by faculty librarians.

Questions about the curriculum may be addressed to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, and Interim Legal Writing Director David R. Cleveland at david.cleveland@valpo.edu or (219) 465-7853.

This position is a single-year visitorship only. The visitor will be permitted to apply for a full-time faculty position, should one become available, on the same basis as any other interested applicant. Qualified candidates will have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants with experience teaching legal writing are preferred.

Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted until February 27. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, and (3) a list of three references with their contact information. These materials should be sent either electronically or in hard copy to: Questions about the curriculum may be addressed to Appointments Committee Chair, Professor Del Wright at del.wright@valpo.edu or Valparaiso University Law School, 656 Greenwich Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383.

University Information: Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at: http://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/policies/equal-opportunity-policy/. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.
Position Type:upper-limit
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:80-89k,90+k
Students
Per Semester:
36-40
Submission Deadline:2017-02-27