Assistant Director (Academic) Externship Programs — Wayne State Univ. Law School

December 17, 2013

Wayne State University Law School is seeking candidates for the newly created position of Assistant Director (Academic), Externship Programs beginning in February 2014 or as soon thereafter as possible.  The position is full-time, year-round, and will include a concurrent, non-tenure track faculty appointment. 

Duties of the position will include: 

•           Developing curriculum and materials for externship courses;

•           Monitoring field placements, supervisors, instructors, and externs to ensure program goals and requirements are being met;

•           Organizing and conducting training sessions for supervisors and instructors;

•           Drafting, revising, and updating program forms and informational materials;

•           Developing new field placement opportunities for students;

•           Advising students regarding field placement selection and registration;

•           Organizing information sessions to help field placements recruit students and students select field placements; and

•           Teaching externship courses.

Minimum qualifications for the position include a J.D. degree, admission to practice before the highest court of any state, at least three years of law-related professional experience after law school, strong oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and strong organizational skills.

Preferred qualifications include at least five years of law-related professional experience after law school, substantial experience supervising externs, substantial law school teaching experience, and substantial experience in two or more of the following areas:  judicial clerkship, work as a prosecutor or public defender, public interest practice, or government agency practice. 

Persons interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter to Professor David Moss, Director of Clinical Education, via email (, fax (313-577-9379), or U.S. Mail (471 West Palmer Street, Detroit, Michigan 48202).

David Moss
Director of Clinical Education
Wayne State University Law School
471 West Palmer Street
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone:  313-577-3970
Fax:  313-577-9379


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