University of North Texas Dallas - Head Advocacy Coach (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications for Head Advocacy Coaches for fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. Each head advocacy coach will have the primary responsibility of training either a moot court mock trial team and will be expected to, on occasion, judge other teams preparing for competition. Coaches will run regular practices, give extensive feedback, and travel with the team to the competition. Part and parcel to this responsibility, each coach will participate in an orientation session from 3-5 pm on August 18, 2017 and will help run all-team boot camps on August 19, 2017 from 9 am -1 pm and August 26, 2017 from 9 am -1 pm as well (or two Saturdays in January if they are hired for the spring 2018 term). The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new public law school whose inaugural class started in fall 2014. The College of Law currently has, and plans to continue having, one full-time section of approximately 80-90 students, and one part-time evening division of between 40-60 students. For the near-term, each entering class will include a day section and an evening section of approximately these sizes.The College of Law's goals are: (1} widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2} providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice-related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4} becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5} improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6} serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.NATURE OF POSITION AND APPOINTMENTThe appointments will be as Head Advocacy Coach for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. EXPECTATIONSThe University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit ? and takes actions to prevent ? discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.