Duke University, School of Law

Position ID:Duke-Law-CECSUPATTY24 [#23339]
Position Title: Supervising Attorney, Community Enterprise Clinic
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline:2024/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup* deleted (posted 2022/10/18, listed until 2024/01/31)
Position Description:    

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Duke Law School

Community Enteprise Clinic

Supervising Attorney

Duke University School of Law seeks a Supervising Attorney for our Community Enterprise Clinic (the “Clinic”).  The Clinic is a transactional and policy clinic that provides Duke Law students the opportunity to work with community-based organizations, nonprofits and social enterprises on a range of community change initiatives. (See more info at: https://law.duke.edu/ced/).  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 to supervise students, represent Clinic clients, and teach in the Clinic’s seminar. The ideal candidate will also be prepared to work collaboratively and creatively with the Clinic’s Director to continually improve the Clinic and to administer its operations. While the primary responsibilities of the Community Enterprise Clinic’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 curriculum.

The precise contours of the position, including faculty rank, will be tailored to the strengths and interests of the successful applicant and formalized with his, her or their 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 community-based and nonprofit organizations,social enterprise, affordable housing, community development, and social and community change.
  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 community leaders, organizations, and partners.
The position is open for the 2024-2025 academic year and beyond. We would expect the successful candidate to join the Duke Law faculty in the summer of 2024. 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.

Interested applicants must apply via Academic Jobs Online no later than January 31, 2024. Applicants should also submit a letter of interest and résumé or CV also no later than January 31, 2024, via email to Sandra Pettiford at pettiford@law.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:
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210 Science Drive
Suite 1015, Duke Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708-0362