Georgia State University, College of Law

Position ID:Georgia State University-College of Law-CDELC [#23583, 24-028]
Position Title: Assistant Clinical Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2022/11/03)
Position Description:    

Georgia State University College of Law Assistant Clinical Professor Community Development and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

Georgia State University’s College of Law seeks highly qualified applicants for a full­time clinical faculty position to serve as Co-Director of a new Community Development and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (“CDELC”) to be launched in the Fall of 2023. The CDELC will provide legal assistance to cooperative institutions, entrepreneurs, and grassroots coalitions organizing to build economies and communities rooted in solidarity in Atlanta, including efforts affiliated with Georgia State University. Clients will receive transactional law services, such as entity counseling and formation, contract drafting/negotiating (e.g., service contracts, financing agreements, commercial leases), limited labor law advice, limited intellectual property, and limited tax law advice, among others. In addition, employing a movement lawyering framework, the CDELC may provide research, policy analysis, advocacy, and popular community education to grassroots organizations and campaigns in Atlanta, building collective economic power.

Appointment could begin as early as Summer 2023. The position is a non-tenure track twelve-month clinical faculty appointment, with faculty status, a renewable contract, and job security commensurate with tenured faculty. Clinical faculty have voting rights and serve on faculty committees at the College of Law. Clinical faculty also teach non-clinic courses consistent with their expertise and interests.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: • Co-developing and co-teaching a seminar designed to teach students substantive law and technical skills relevant for transactional and movement lawyering; • Supervising students in client work and clinic projects; • Managing administrative and operating responsibilities associated with the CDELC; • Co-coordinating with CDELC and its partners; and • Collaborating with CDELC partners and others in conducting research and policy advocacy consistent with the mission of CDELC.

Qualifications for the position include: • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record; • Excellent experience in legal practice and lawyering skills; • Membership in or ability to become a member of the State Bar of Georgia; • At least four (4) years relevant post-J.D. legal experience; • Demonstrated commitment to serving the legal needs of low-income individuals and an interest in clinical teaching; • A proven record of (or clear demonstrated potential for) successful teaching and professional engagement; and • Prior community organizing, advocacy, and policy experience and foreign language capability (e.g., Spanish) a plus.

Applicants should submit (i) a statement of interest, (ii) full curriculum vitae, and (iii) list of professional references. Please note that applicants may be required to submit further documentation prior to a campus interview, including three written letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

For more information about the GSU Clinical Law Program, visit the webpage at: https://law.gsu.edu/student-experience/experiential-learning/clinics/. For questions about the position, please contact:

1.Julian M. Hill, Assistant Professor of Law, Faculty Co-Director, Community Development and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Georgia State University College of Law, P.O. Box 4037, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4037, (404) 413-9183, jhill152@gsu.edu

2.Lisa Bliss, Director, Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic, Clinical Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, P.O. Box 4037, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4037, (404) 413-9131, lbliss@gsu.edu

Part of a comprehensive research university, the College of Law is a dynamic law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part­time law students.

We encourage applications from candidates who would diversify our faculty. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As required by Georgia State University, an appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation.


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Further Info:
https://law.gsu.edu/student-experience/experiential-learning/clinics/
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(404) 413-9183
 
College of Law
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4047