Duke University, School of Law

Position ID:Duke-Law-SUVSUPATY [#20859, 1515]
Position Title: Supervising Attorney, Start-Up Ventures Clinic
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline:2022/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/12/21, listed until 2022/01/31)
Position Description:    

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Duke Law School

Start-Up Ventures Clinic

Supervising Attorney

Duke University School of Law seeks a Supervising Attorney for our Start-Up Ventures Clinic (the “Clinic”) (See more info at: https://law.duke.edu/startupventures/ ). We seek candidates for a full-time position to actively engage in Duke Law’s extensive offerings in law and entrepreneurship (See more info at: https://law.duke.edu/llmle/ ). Qualified applicants may be individuals currently teaching in a transactional clinic or practicing attorneys with relevant subject matter expertise.

The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the Clinic’s Director and other faculty to supervise students, represent Clinic clients, and teach in the Clinic’s seminar. The ideal candidate will also be prepared to work collaboratively with the Clinic’s Director to administer the operations of the Clinic and to think creatively about ways to connect with potential clients for the Clinic. While the primary responsibilities of the SUVC’s Supervising Attorney will necessarily focus on teaching and supervision in the Clinic, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in non-clinical teaching in Duke Law’s business law curriculum. The precise contours of the position will be tailored to the strengths and interests of the successful applicant and formalized with his or her input. In addition to a strong record of, or demonstrated potential for, clinical teaching, the ideal candidate will offer:

(1)          Broad-based substantive legal experience in the areas of entrepreneurship, corporate and business law, intellectual property, and social enterprise.

(2)             A deep commitment to access to justice that is consistent with the ethos of the Duke Law clinics, as well as a creativity to deploy business/transactional law skills toward this end.

(3)             Excellent teaching and mentoring skills.

(4)         The ability and willingness to build connections with campus, local, regional, and statewide communities that have adopted the promotion of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship as priorities.

The position is open for the 2022-23 academic year and beyond. We would expect the successful candidate to join the Duke Law faculty in the summer of 2022. Minimum requirements include a J.D. (or foreign equivalent), membership in the North Carolina Bar (or eligibility for admission and a willingness to become a member), and at least three years combined experience practicing and/or teaching in a related area of law. Specific academic title and terms of employment will be determined based upon the successful applicant’s qualifications.

Information about Duke University’s requirements for COVID-19 vaccines for faculty, staff and students is published here: https://covidvaccine.duke.edu/.

Interested applicants must apply via Academic Jobs Online no later than January 31, 2022. Applicants should also submit a letter of interest and résumé or CV also no later than January 31, 2022, via email to Sandra Pettiford at pettiford@law.duke.edu.

Please share this announcement with those who might be interested. Questions about this position may be addressed to Bryan McGann, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Start-Up Ventures Clinic, at bryan.mcgann@duke.edu.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
210 Science Drive
Suite 1015, Duke Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708-0362