University of Connecticut, School of Law

Position ID:UConn-School of Law-498188 [#27119, 498188]
Position Title: Assistant Clinical Professor of Law – Legal Practice
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hartford, Connecticut 06105-229, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline: (posted 2024/02/05, listed until 2024/08/03)
Position Description:    

INTRODUCTION

The University of Connecticut School of Law seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to teach in its first-year Legal Practice Program (“LP Program”), commencing in the fall of 2024. The LP Program at UConn Law School is an integrated three-term, seven-credit program that provides experiential training in legal writing, legal research, negotiation, interviewing, counseling, and oral advocacy. 

This position affords an opportunity to teach Legal Practice during the fall and spring semesters and interterms; to develop curriculum and assignments to advance students’ lawyering skills; to teach in a classroom setting; and to teach through experiential, and simulated lawyering exercises. Although LP professors work collaboratively, each LP professor has significant discretion with respect to the organization and management of their sections of the LP course. 

The UConn School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups and other candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our institution.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Excellent legal writing and legal research skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
  • Three years of legal practice experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience teaching legal research and writing.
  • Significant legal experience, including legal writing, client interviewing, client counseling, and oral advocacy.
  • Experience teaching law in a clinical environment or a classroom.
  • Enthusiasm for learning pedagogy and applying it to the LP Program.
  • Demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of legal developments and to continuously improve course content.
  • Demonstrated interest in and involvement with the legal writing community and/or professional organizations related to teaching legal writing, lawyering skills, or law.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the legal academy and/or profession.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time appointment for a non-tenure-track, long-term-contract-eligible position. The initial appointment will be for one year with the potential for renewals based on performance. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.  Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY 

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27119 and submit the following application materials:

  • A letter of interest,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Writing sample,
  • Recent teaching evaluations (if any),
  • Contact information for three letters of reference.

Any questions about application materials or the UConn Legal Practice Program may be directed to Professor Leslie Levin, the appointments sub-committee chair and interim Director of the Legal Practice Program at leslie.levin@uconn.edu.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
https://www.law.uconn.edu/
email address
 
University of Connecticut School of Law
55 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105-229