Visiting Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills (LAWS)


Southwestern Law School is seeking applicants for a one-year full-time position as Visiting Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills (LAWS). Southwestern’s innovative LAWS course offers first-year students six credits of instruction in core lawyering skills including research, writing, client counseling, oral advocacy, and professionalism. In the second semester, students have the opportunity to elect a focus among the following: Appellate Advocacy, Negotiation and Trial Advocacy. The LAWS program has a director and shared core assignments, but faculty members each select and develop their own teaching materials and lessons. Applicants must have a J.D. degree, a strong academic record, and preferably at least two years of experience demonstrating the potential for excellence in teaching legal writing and other practical lawyering skills. Applicants should also address their experience in relation to the three skills tracks offered in the LAWS program.

Teaching experience is preferred but not required. Start date is July 1, 2019. Southwestern is committed to faculty diversity. Please send a cover letter and resume to . We will process applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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