Boston University, School of Law

Program ID:Boston University-School of Law-CAP [#19838]
Program Title: Clinical Associate Professor, Civil Litigation & Justice Program
Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline:2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/29, listed until 2021/12/01)

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, a top‐tier law school with an international reputation, is a community of leading legal scholars, teachers, students, and alumni, dedicated to providing one of the finest legal educations in the world. Since our doors opened in 1872, we have admitted qualified men and women without regard to race, gender, or religion. The breadth and depth of our curriculum and scholarship as well as our innovative spirit are distinctive in legal education in the United States.

Boston University is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for a full‐time Clinical Associate Professor position in its Civil Litigation and Justice Program (the “Program”). This search is for a non‐tenure track clinical faculty position with a projected start date of July 1, 2022.

This Civil Litigation Program is located at Greater Boston Legal Services, the premier legal‐aid organization in Massachusetts. The School of Law believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to hear from applicants who support our institutional commitment to BU as an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community.

The Civil Litigation Program has three separate clinics. In each clinic, students engage in individual representation of poverty law clients. In the semester‐long Employment Rights Clinic (ERC), students focus on employment law cases. In the full‐year Individual Rights Litigation (IRL) Clinic, students spend a year representing clients in a range of cases, including employment, family, disability and housing cases. In the full‐year Access to Justice (A2J) Clinic, students spend one semester working on the same cases as the IRL Clinic, and one semester on access to justice system‐change projects. Faculty train students in cultural humility, client interviewing, client-centered counseling, negotiation and all aspects of litigation (e.g., discovery, motion practice, hearings, negotiation, trials).

The Clinical Associate Professor will teach in the Program and supervise students in both litigation and student access to justice projects. Their primary responsibilities will be to supervise and train law students with client matters, teach and develop curricular materials for the Program’s seminars, and support the Program’s access to justice work, including student access to justice projects.

Required Skills:

The ideal candidate for this position is a member of the Massachusetts bar or is eligible for bar membership, with at least three years of experience in related litigation. Excellent litigation, research and writing skills, and organizational and managerial skills are required. Experience with cultural humility work, access to justice work, poverty law, or clinical legal education is considered a plus. Teaching and supervision experience are preferred.

Candidates should have proven trial experience, superior research and writing skills, a strong commitment to public interest lawyering, outstanding interpersonal skills, flexibility, a passion for access to justice work, and work well as part of a team. The ability to work sensitively with a diverse population of clients, students, and staff is essential.

Since we opened our doors in 1872, Boston University School of Law has been committed to admitting and building our classes without regard to race, gender, or religion. We are dedicated to building a just, inclusive, and engaged community of faculty and students. We have more work to do to make our environment more just. Boston University School of Law is committed not only to the ideals of faculty diversity and inclusion but also to the work of creating and implementing practices that combat exclusion and inequity by race, gender, gender identity, disability status, religion, or other identities subject to historical subordination. We strive to foster a more

inclusive intellectual culture that represents and encourages a broad range of intellectual traditions and approaches to the law. We welcome expressions of interest from applicants of all identities, intellectual traditions, and perspectives.


Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume before December 1, 2021 to the Faculty Appointments Committee at Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215. Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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