WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the position of Director of its Entrepreneur and Intellectual Property Clinic. The Clinic is one of 18 law clinic and externships offered by the School (see https://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=6835). The new Director will assume the position in summer 2018 in preparation for fall classes.
The Clinic, through its second and third-year law students, provides business and transactional legal advice and services to small and start-up business and nonprofit organizations. Clinic students typically assist clients in entity formation, tax structure, governance, contract negotiating and drafting, and other general corporate law matters while also assisting with intellectual property needs such as patentability opinions, copyright protections, and trademark registration.
The Director oversees all aspects of the Clinic, including the teaching of students (through one-on-one tutorials and a weekly seminar), supervision of and responsibility for student casework, identification and selection of clients, and administration of the office and staff. The Director’s primary teaching and practice focus is on business and transactional matters while the Clinic’s Assistant Director primarily focuses on intellectual property issues. The Director will also teach non-clinic courses.
Candidates must be eligible to practice law in Missouri (i.e., must be a member of the Missouri bar or eligible for admission as a law teacher without examination pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 13.06). Candidates should have significant experience practicing transactional law, outstanding legal research and writing skills, and promise as a teacher and mentor for law students.
Applicants must complete an online application by navigating to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and searching for job opening number 38817. In addition to completing the online application, applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, references, and brief description of the candidate’s interest and qualifications to: Professor Robert Kuehn, Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Washington University School of Law, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1120, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.