Tenure-Track Clinic Director
UMass Law is committed to graduating justice-centered lawyers prepared to practice responsibly and creatively. The school’s two in-house clinics were developed to meet critical community needs. Because approximately a quarter of each incoming class is admitted into our Public Interest Law Fellowship program, there is much energy for using the law to increase access to justice. Because UMass Law is dedicated to creating access to legal education for groups underrepresented in the profession, our student body has an appreciation for the disparities in access to justice, the difference law can make, and the importance of understanding how the law operates in the real world for real people.
We may hire a tenure-track faculty member who will serve as in-house clinic director. While we have a preference to continue the work of our Community Development Clinic, which provides representation to entrepreneurial businesses in the South Coast region, we are open to modification of the type of work in which our Community Development Clinic engages. The faculty director will also teach one section of a doctrinal course each semester, likely Business Organizations.
UMass Law is located on the South Coast of Massachusetts, about one hour from Boston and thirty minutes from Providence and Cape Cod. As the only public law school in Massachusetts, UMass is poised to become a leader in stewarding justice in the state, and the new tenure-track clinic director will be an integral part of that growth.
Qualifications: J.D., licensed in Massachusetts within one year of hire. Five years’ combined law practice and law clinic experience. To apply, please submit a letter and resume electronically to Associate Dean Eric Mitnick (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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