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Location:Austin, TX
Company:The University of Texas at Austin
First posted:January 07, 2017
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Description

The University of Texas School of Law seeks to hire a visiting legal-writing teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  The person hired will teach two sections of legal analysis and communication in the fall and two sections of persuasive writing and advocacy in the spring.  Each section will have approximately 20 to 25 students.

The successful applicant will join the faculty of the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy.  Job duties will include teaching classes, holding student conferences, training and supervising teaching assistants, creating writing problems, commenting on student papers, and judging oral arguments.

This visiting position is at the University status of Lecturer, with a nine-month contract (September 2017 to May 2018) at $80,000.

Qualifications

Applicants should have strong academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school, and proven expertise in legal writing.  Law-practice experience, which includes judicial clerkships, is expected.  Experience teaching or working with students is valuable.

EEO Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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