Clinical Professor

Location
Austin, TX
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

School of Law - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Sep 14, 2017

Description
The University of Texas School of Law is seeking a clinical professor to join the Criminal Defense Clinic (CDC) beginning in January 2018. Clinical positions at the University of Texas are nine-month appointments. This position is a three-quarter time, non-tenure track position, with an initial one-year appointment followed by two-year, rolling, presumptively renewable appointments. The successful candidate will join a community of over 25 faculty members who teach in the clinical program.

The CDC has been representing clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in Travis County since 1974. It is a six-credit, one semester, pass/fail course with weekly classes, intensive sessions at the start of each semester, and case supervision meetings. Students are licensed under the third-year practice rule to represent clients under the supervision of the clinical professors. Students are expected to take the lead in all court appearances, including trials and other evidentiary hearings, with the supervisor present in an advisory role. The CDC is committed to providing high quality, client-centered representation that achieves the best possible outcome for our clients. Approximately 16 students enroll each semester.

We expect the clinical professor to work closely with students on all aspects of their work, including:
  • Meet regularly with student-attorneys and supervise their work;
  • Attend all court appearances with student-attorneys;
  • Assist with teaching in the classroom component of the clinic;
  • Work with the director to implement clinic guidelines and policies related to supervision and representation; and
  • Participate in other meetings and activities of the clinical program.

More information about the CDC can be found at: www.utexas.edu/law/clinics/criminal/

Qualifications
  1. Member of Texas Bar or eligible to waive in to Texas Bar;
  2. At least seven years of experience in criminal defense practice;
  3. Significant trial experience;
  4. Familiarity with clinical teaching methods;
  5. Experience supervising law students and/or junior attorneys;
  6. Teaching experience (preferred).


Application Instructions
All faculty positions require a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vita, writing sample, and the names of three references.

The minimum salary for this position will be approximately $79,000 for nine months, though the successful candidate may earn more depending on experience. Questions about the CDC can be directed to Chris Roberts, the director, via email at wroberts@law.utexas.edu.


The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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