Assistant Clinical Professor of Law – Legal Practice

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University of Connecticut
Location
Law School

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Search #: 495494
Work type: Full-time
Location: Law School
Categories: Faculty Non Tenure Track

INTRODUCTION

The University of Connecticut School of Law seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to teach in its first-year Legal Practice Program (“LP Program”), commencing in the fall of 2022. The LP Program at UConn Law is an integrated three-term, seven-credit program that provides experiential training in legal writing, legal research, negotiation, interviewing, counseling, and oral advocacy.

This position affords an opportunity to teach Legal Practice during the fall and spring semesters and interterms; to develop curriculum and assignments to advance students’ lawyering skills; to teach in a classroom setting; to teach through experiential, simulated lawyering exercises; and potentially to teach international students. Although LP professors work collaboratively, each LP professor has discretion over the organization and management of their section of the LP course.

The UConn School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, women, individuals, people with disabilities, and other candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our institution.

UConn Law is the top-ranked public law school in the Northeast, offering a professional education of the highest quality. The Law School is committed to building and supporting a vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Its Gothic Revival campus is located in the West End of Hartford, a few miles from the state capitol and courts, as well as the headquarters of leading insurance companies and other major corporations. The school has both day and evening divisions and offers the JD (Juris Doctor), LLM (Master of Laws) and SJD (Doctor of Laws) degrees, as well as several dual degrees. The UConn Law faculty includes leading scholars, experienced practitioners, and internationally known experts in a wide range of fields. The Law School hosts four student journals, over forty student organizations, extensive clinical and service engagement with the surrounding communities, and one of the largest law libraries in the world.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Strong legal writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Three years of legal practice experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience teaching legal research and writing;
  • Experience teaching law in a clinical environment or in a classroom
  • Significant legal experience, including legal writing, client interviewing, client counseling, and oral advocacy
  • Experience teaching international students
  • Enthusiasm for learning pedagogy and applying it to the LP Program
  • Demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of legal developments and to continuously improve course content
  • Demonstrated interest in and involvement with the legal writing community and/or professional organizations related to teaching legal writing, lawyering skills, or law
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the legal academy and/or profession

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time appointment for a non-tenure-track, long-term-contract-eligible position. The initial appointment will be for one year with the potential for renewals based on performance. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19073 and submit the following application materials:

  • A letter of interest,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Writing sample,
  • Recent teaching evaluations (if any),
  • Contact information for three letters of reference.
  • Any questions about application materials may be directed to the appointments committee chair at [email protected]. For questions about the UConn Law Legal Practice program, feel free to contact the program’s director, Professor Jessica Rubin, at [email protected].

    At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

    This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Advertised: Jul 30 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Jan 22 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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    Working at UCONN

    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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