Visiting Law Advisor - College of Law (144432)

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Visiting Law Advisor

Trial Advocacy, Trial Team, Moot Court, and Legal Studies Minor

University of Illinois College of Law

The University of Illinois College of Law is seeking a Visiting Law Advisor provides academic guidance, coaching and support to Law students in the Trial Advocacy, Trial Team, and Moot Court programs, and to undergraduate students in the Legal Studies Minor. This position also coaches members of the Undergraduate Trial Team.

This is a fulltime, visiting, 12-month appointment commencing August 16, 2021, with a possibility of reappointment for a second year. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for University of Illinois benefit programs.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Advising, Coaching and Mentoring

  • Legal Studies Minor:
    • Provide educational guidance and assistance for students who are enrolled in the minor, or who are considering enrolling in the minor.
    • Respond to student inquiries and otherwise reach out, recommending courses and determining appropriate educational solutions for students enrolled in the Minor.
    • Reach out to students if they are having trouble completing their coursework and respond to students who need support or guidance.
    • Provide case management to students who may need special support (including rare exceptions) while completing the minor.
  • Trial Advocacy/Trial Team/Moot Court
    • Advise and coach Law students regarding the Trial Advocacy, Trial Team, and Moot Court programs and also with respect to appropriate and effective use of courtroom technology
    • Coach the University’s Undergraduate Trial Team

Administrative Duties

  • Legal Studies Minor
  • Work alongside the Coordinator of the Legal Studies Minor to track the advancement of students as they progress through the minor.
  • Work with the Director of the Legal Studies Minor and the Coordinator of the Minor to prepare any required reports for the College of Law administration.
  • Periodically meet with the Coordinator and Director of the Legal Studies Minor to review student progress, reports to the Administration, new initiatives, and any other relevant matters.
  • Work with the Coordinator of the Minor and the Director of the Legal Studies Minor as required. In addition, the Advisor will work with representatives from other campus units to manage the required documentation.
  • Work with the uAchieve system, and with the Degree Audit System personnel to track student completion of the minor.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of competitions, including travel logistics and timely submission of expense reports for participants and coaches; and preparation of trial exhibits and other trial materials.
  • Manage student employees who assist with videography and courtroom technology in the beginning and advanced Trial Advocacy courses.

Program and Curriculum Development

  • Legal Studies Minor
    • Upon request, assist with assessments of new courses proposed for the Legal Studies Minor.
  • Trial Advocacy/Trial Team/Moot Court
    • Manage logistics for the Trial Advocacy and Trial Team programs, such as: coordinating adjunct faculty and coaches; researching and recommending new cases and course materials; developing/delivering classroom exercises and study guides; and facilitating simulated trial exercises including providing onsite guidance and support on exhibits and courtroom technology, interfacing with presiding judges and recruiting jurors.
    • Recruit and coach members of the Undergraduate Trial Team for practices and competitions.

This position requires a Juris Doctor degree and success in some combination in of Trial Advocacy, Trial Team, Client Counseling, Moot Court, or similar law school programs and activities. Passage of a state bar exam and/or experience with the uAchieve system and the Degree Audit System are preferred.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of contact information of three professional references at For assistance with the application system, please email [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Law Category:5-Education and Student Services Title:Visiting Law Advisor - College of Law (144432) Open Date:04/07/2021 Close Date:05/31/2021 Organization Name:Law




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Posted: 4/9/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time