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Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

Penn State Law is seeking an experienced legal professional to teach Applied Legal Analysis and Writing I and II, a year-long required course for first-year J.D. students. The course is a total of 5 credits, and the faculty member will teach one section of approximately 35 students. Responsibilities include working with our Associate Dean of Legal Writing and department colleagues to implement our legal writing program, which covers objective and persuasive writing. This faculty member will also teach one three-credit upper-level writing course, to be determined in consultation with the Associate Dean of Legal Writing and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This position requires a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Excellent analytical and writing skills are required. Five years or more of legal experience is highly desirable. Classroom teaching experience is also highly desirable, but not required. This position is a benefits-eligible, non-tenure track, fixed-term academic appointment for two to five years beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, with excellent possibility of renewal. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. As part of their application, candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, and a list of at least three references. Specific inquiries should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Nicole Chong, Associate Dean and Professor of Legal Writing, at mailto:[email protected]

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