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Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

Employer
The University of Oklahoma
Location
Norman, OK
Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

Location:
Norman, OK
Open Date:
Jan 17, 2023
Description:

The University of Oklahoma College of Law invites applications for two full-time faculty appointments to join our collaborative legal research and writing faculty team beginning in Fall 2023. These positions are part of a Ranked Renewable Term career track with voting rights, eligibility for promotion, and opportunities for renewable, multi-year contracts. Our mission statement and other information can be found at law.ou.edu.
 
LRW is required for all first-year students and is taught as a two-semester, five-credit hour series of courses. Each legal writing professor teaches approximately 40–45 students per semester. Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent research and writing skills, diagnose legal writing difficulties, and mentor students in one-to-one and small-group settings. Our legal writing faculty members follow a common syllabus for the first-year LRW courses, work collaboratively to develop writing assignments, and provide each other with significant support. In addition to teaching in the first-year legal writing program, these appointments will offer the option of teaching upper-level writing classes on a rotating basis. All legal writing faculty members are expected to coach and travel with at least one team in the College of Law’s moot court program and take on regular committee assignments and other service obligations.


Qualifications:
  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Strong academic record
  • Excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills
  • One of the following:
    • Experience teaching full-time or as an adjunct in a law school, preferably in legal writing;
    • At least three years of law practice experience in a position requiring significant legal writing

Application Instructions:

Applications should include the following: (1) a cover letter addressing your interest in and approach to teaching legal writing; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) three references; (4) a writing sample; and (5) (if available) teaching evaluations from the most current year of teaching. Confidential inquiries and requests for information may be sent to Professor Erin DeWalt at edewalt@ou.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/118197


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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