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 with copies to Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, 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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