School of LawDepartment:
LAW SchoolAdvertised Salary Range:
Commensurate with experiencePart/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
37.5Type of Grant Funded Position:
Research Grant (RGP)Basis :
12 monthsJob Search Category:
FacultySouth Carolina Retirement:
YesState Insurance Programs:
YesAdvertised Job Summary:
The University of South Carolina School of Law is seeking a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty appointment to teach and supervise a Veterans Legal Clinic. This is a grant-funded time-limited faculty position, and the individual selected for the position will be expected to assist with fundraising activities to secure additional funding.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate an ability to provide legal services to clients and supervise or provide for qualified supervision of all client matters handled in the Veterans Legal Clinic, provide supervision of student attorneys, manage case files, teach a 6 credit clinic course, and collaborate with other legal services and veteran services providers throughout the community to meet the needs of qualifying veterans for access to legal services.
The Veterans Legal Clinic supervisor must have experience in VA Disability Law, be accredited with the VA, and must be a member in good standing of the South Carolina Bar who has complied with all requirements of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules to supervise students under the South Carolina Supreme Court Student Practice Rule.
The supervisor will:
Provide legal services to clients and supervise or provide for qualified supervision of all client matters handled in the Veterans’ Legal Clinic, including regular supervision of student contacts with clients; supervision of student preparation of client files; and appearing with students in court.
Take reasonable steps to ensure that all matters related to the clinic are handled professionally and in compliance with the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.
Supervise the clinic’s Legal Assistant/Paralegal with responsibility for ensuring that malpractice insurance is maintained and that proper measures are in place to provide for the security and maintenance of client files; the proper operation of the case management system; and the proper handling of the clinic’s trust account.
Collaborate with other legal services and veteran services providers to best utilize the resources of the Veterans’ Legal Clinic to meet the needs of qualifying veterans for access to legal services.
Works with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Director of the Clinical Education Program to recruit qualified volunteer adjunct faculty to provide additional supervision of students under the Student Practice Rule, and review adjunct faculty performance regularly to ensure that students are adequately supervised and that legal services are provided in a consistent, professional, and high-quality manner.
Provide appropriate classroom instruction for law students enrolled in the Veterans’ Legal Clinic each semester (including summer session).Required Education and Experience:
Applicants must have a J.D., be or become a member in good standing of the South Carolina Bar by the start of the position, and have at least six years of experience either in the practice of law or in supervising a law school clinic.Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who are accredited with the VA and have experience in VA Disability Law.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Must be able to effectively teach and supervise student attorneys. Must be able to work collaboratively with other legal and veterans service provider to ensure success of the Clinic’s efforts.Desired Start Date:
06/01/2021Job Open Date:
04/06/2021Job Close Date:
05/07/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
We are only accepting applications submitted by May 7, 2021.Quicklink for Posting:
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL:
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