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Company Name:
Suffolk University
Approximate Salary:
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Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Position type:
Full Time
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Education level:
Juris Doctor (JD) Degree

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

Job Description:

Suffolk University in Boston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as a legal writing faculty member beginning in the fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor of Legal Writing.

Legal writing faculty are responsible for teaching the required first year Legal Practice Skills (LPS) course that covers legal research, legal reasoning, legal writing, and oral advocacy. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include: developing persuasive and objective writing assignments, conducting individual student conferences, judging students' oral arguments, and providing individual feedback on students' memoranda.

Candidates must be available to teach both day and evening-division students and are required to work with students both in the classroom and on a one-on-one basis. The person hired will teach two sections of LPS each semester for a total of approximately forty students.

We welcome applications from all persons of high academic achievement with a strong commitment to legal writing, and particularly encourage applications from people whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty. Legal writing teaching experience is preferred, though not required. Candidates must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to a bar.

Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, résumé or curriculum vitae, and a list of three references. The Committee will begin reviewing resumes in late August 2018. Although the Committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by August 16, 2018. Visit for more information and to apply.