Director of the State and Local Government Law Clinic
The University of Virginia School of Law seeks highly qualified applicants for the position of Director of the State and Local Government Law Clinic. This is an academic general faculty position on the teaching track.
The goals of the clinic are to give students direct experience in governmental law practice at the state and local level, by working with state or local officials, boards, councils, agencies, or commissions. Students should have the opportunity to work on a wide range of legal issues and to conduct legal research, engage in statutory and regulatory interpretation, provide written legal analysis, and attend or assist in meetings and hearings.
The Director is responsible for establishing the curriculum for the clinic, including its classroom component, and for securing appropriate engagements for clinic students. The Director will teach, supervise, and provide feedback to clinic students, as well as manage the overall operation of the clinic. The Director may be required to serve as counsel of record on some matters. The Director also will be expected to teach 1-2 additional courses outside of the clinic. All of these duties will be performed within the broader and evolving experiential learning program at the Law School, in coordination with the Dean, Vice Dean, and Director of Clinical Programs.
Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school or foreign equivalent degree; at least three years of state local government practice experience; and an active Virginia law license. A commitment to teaching as well as excellent writing, editing, supervision, and advocacy skills are required. A competitive candidate will have previous law school teaching experience and demonstrated professional engagement.
The expectation is that the Director would start in late Fall 2019 to begin teaching in the spring 2020 semester.
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please visit the UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, (Requisition number R0008915), complete an application and attach a cover letter, resume, detailed description of relevant law practice, teaching, and supervision experience, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.
***Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.***
For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Recruiter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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