Practitioner-in-Residence positions at AU Law

March 12, 2014

American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2014-15 in two of our in-house clinics, Civil Advocacy Clinic (formerly called General Practice Clinic) and Women and the Law Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising nine (9) in-house clinics and serving approximately 240 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education. Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (approximately 20) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum. The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. Salary and benefits are competitive for entry-level faculty positions. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be e-mailed to Sarah Warren, Faculty Coordinator, at clinicpositions@wcl.american.edu with copies to Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, rdiners@wcl.american.edu Electronic submissions are preferred but you may submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter to the following address:

American University
Washington College of Law
Office of the Dean, Suite 366
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016

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