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Elder Law Clinical Law Assistant Professor/Supervising Attorney

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Gonzaga Law embraces its humanist mission of educating the whole person and preparing lawyers to serve marginalized populations in an increasingly international legal market. To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs . Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit a (1) cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references. Inquiries can be directed to the Appointments Chair, Associate Professor, Kim H. Pearson, pearsonk@gonzaga.edu. The position closes on December 1, 2017, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call Human Resources at 509.313.5996.

Posting Details

Position Information

Proposed Rank/Hiring Title Elder Law Clinical Law Assistant Professor/Supervising Attorney
Department School of Law
Proposed Hiring Contract Type Law: Long-Term Contract Track
Non-Tenure Track End Date
Appointment Percent 100%
Months per Year 12 months
Job Summary

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applicants for a full-time assistant professor in its Elder Law Clinic starting Summer 2018, with flexibility to serve in other areas as needed by the clinical program. The teaching responsibilities of this 12-month-position include the supervision of students in all aspects of client representation, case selection, and client communication along with some administrative duties related to managing cases and record keeping associated with grants. This multi-year, long-term contract track position, with faculty status, voting rights, and scholarship and/or professional engagement expectations, could transition to a tenure-track position. Dependent on an applicant’s qualifications and interest, there may be the opportunity for doctrinal teaching and scholarship support. Clinical faculty are encouraged to participate in developing teaching materials and working with their clinical colleagues in a collaborative setting.

JOB PURPOSE:
Law faculty provide instruction to law students, service to the law school and University, and engage with other professionals and the public to contribute to the intellectual exchange of ideas, to improve the law, and to educate the profession about the law. Clinical Faculty members supervise and teach students and direct the function of particular clinics within Gonzaga Law School’s Clinical Law Program.

Essential Functions

1. Instructional Duties
a. Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction for law students in the clinic.
b. Supervises students enrolled in the Elder Law Clinic, including client counseling, legal research, fact investigation, case analysis and strategy, and reviewing all correspondence, pleadings, and legal research. Supervises students in all depositions, alternative dispute resolution processes, administrative hearings, and court appearances.
c. Responsible for cases accepted in the Elder Law Clinic.
d. Prepares and conducts weekly substantive and practice skills seminars for the students enrolled in the Elder Law Clinic.
e. Participates in preparing and conducting orientation and other training for all students enrolled in any clinic, as requested.
f. As permitted by caseload and number of students supervised, teaches doctrinal or skills classes in the law school.

2. Administrative Duties
a. Responsible for administration of the ALTCEW and LTCOP grants (and any other grants funding the Elder Law Clinic), including preparation of case and budget reports and applications or re-applications for funding.
b. Participates in clinic-wide planning meetings.
c. Assists the Director of the Law Clinic with other administrative duties, as requested.
d. Devotes substantial time to non-teaching activities essential to the operation of a law school committed to excellence. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● attending meetings of the law faculty
● active involvement in law school and University committees
● student counseling and advising
● maintaining regular office hours, as permitted by case responsibilities
● providing the Registrar with a copy of the syllabus for each course taught and a copy of every examination given
● cooperating with the school’s efforts to comply with applicable law

3. Public Service Requirement
Completes ten (10) hours of public service each year. For the purposes of this requirement, “public service” is broadly interpreted. It encompasses traditional pro bono legal work, but is not limited to it. The requirement may be satisfied by any of the following activities, so long as the faculty member receives no compensation (other than reimbursement of expenses):
● volunteering at a nonprofit charitable organization (either law-related or not law-related) or advocating on its behalf;
● working on a pro bono case;
● serving at a public agency;
● providing legal education to the legal community or to the public at large. For this purpose, traditional legal scholarship does not qualify.

4. Professional Development
Contributes to the intellectual exchange of ideas, enriches teaching, and educates the profession about the law. Engages in continuing professional development as a member of the academic community. Professional development activities may include:
● presentations to academic, professional, and community groups
● participation in activities of regional, national, or international professional organizations
● appointment to a consultant’s position or an editorship
● participation in workshops or seminars
● selection for grants, fellowships, and awards

Professional growth may also be demonstrated by authoring publications, but this activity, while highly valued, is not a specific, separate requirement.

Minimum Qualifications

● Juris Doctor degree earned from an ABA-accredited law school
● Excellent academic records
● Superior recommendations
● Eligibility to supervise law students. Complete information about eligibility is available at: http://www.courts.wa.gov/court_rules/?fa=court_rules.display&group=ga&set=APR&ruleid=gaapr09
● Minimum of three years practice experience
● At least one year experience representing clients in litigation settings

Desired Qualifications

● Publications in legal or reference academic journals
● Experience teaching in a law school or legal clinical setting
● Experience practicing in the areas of Elder Law, Indian Law, Administrative Law, and/or Family Law
● Excellence in interpersonal communication, leadership, collaboration, innovation, and organizational skills

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/28/2017
Close Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Review Begins on
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Special Instructions to Applicants

Gonzaga Law embraces its humanist mission of educating the whole person and preparing lawyers to serve marginalized populations in an increasingly international legal market.

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs . Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit a (1) cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references. Inquiries can be directed to the Appointments Chair, Associate Professor, Kim H. Pearson, pearsonk@gonzaga.edu. The position closes on December 1, 2017, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call Human Resources at 509.313.5996.

EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
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