Assistant Professor/Director of Introduction to Lawyering
Company: The School Of Health And Medical Sciences At Seton
Posted on: May 25, 2023
Full time/Part time: Full-time
The Assistant Professor/Director of Introduction to Lawyering will have oversight of the innovative Introduction to Lawyering Program. The Introduction to Lawyering course is a full-year six credit course. The course covers legal writing, legal research, client interviewing, client counseling, negotiation, oral argument, and professionalism. The course is taught by legal practice professors in a coordinated and collaborative manner under the leadership of the Director. The Director reports to the Associate Dean for Academics in this role.Duties and Responsibilities:The Director of the Lawyering Program's primary responsibilities are:
--- Develop and evaluate the program's curriculum for the day and weekend programs on an ongoing basis, including creating assignments (with the assistance of professors teaching in the program), simulations, teaching guides, class power points, video and narrated presentations, and other materials. This also includes collaborating with the Director of the Rodino Center concerning research instruction.
--- Hire, train, mentor and supervise Lawyering professors, including doing annual reviews with each individually.
--- Stay informed of trends in legal writing pedagogy and scholarship, and provide intellectual leadership on the design of the Introduction to Lawyering program.
--- Provide administrative oversight of all aspects of the program, including responsibility for the hiring and use of actors for exercises, creating master BlackBoard or Canvas pages and posting appropriate course documents, developing the Lawyering calendar in coordination with the Associate Dean and distributing it in a timely manner, conducting regular Lawyering faculty meetings, and overseeing the computation and submission of all Lawyering grades.
--- Collaborate with Associate Deans, the Director of the Center for Social Justice, The Director of Experiential Learning, and the Director of the Rodino Center to ensure cohesive research, writing and lawyering skills curriculum and to identify and utilize synergies and overlap between the Lawyering program and the upper-level skills curriculum.
--- Coordinate with the Director of LEO to develop and administer a pre-law school modified Lawyering course that will run in early August for LEO fellows entering the law school each fall.
--- Produce and administer an annual budget. Ensure proper on-boarding of new faculty. Complete and submit proper paperwork related to payment of actors and other vendors as needed. Oversee and verify hours for a student research assistant.
--- Serve on Law School committees at the Associate Dean's request, attend faculty meetings, programming and events including but not limited to admissions events, the Road to Success, and Orientation/Lawyering Day. Interact with the academic and alumni community regarding issues relevant to the Lawyering curriculum.
--- Complete special projects or work assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean.
The Director of the Lawyering Program will also teach an Introduction to Lawyering course. The Introduction to Lawyering course is a full-year six credit course. The course covers legal writing, legal research, client interviewing, client counseling, negotiation, oral argument, and professionalism. The course is taught by legal practice professors in a coordinated and collaborative manner. The faculty member will be responsible for the following:
--- Teaching twice a week during weeks when classes are scheduled for the day program.
--- Responsible for assisting with the development of a writing assignment and all supporting documents to be used during the academic school year.
--- Meeting with students in individual and joint conferences to discuss writing assignments and interactive skills exercises.
--- Providing students with detailed written feedback on writing assignments and interactive skills exercises.
--- Attending Introduction to Lawyering faculty meetings to prepare for upcoming classes and activities.
--- Teaching several sessions at the Introduction to Lawyering Day at law school orientation.
--- Meeting with students outside of class time and conferences as needed to discuss assignments and other law school topics.
--- Working with the Director of Lawyering and other Lawyering faculty to create and revise the class exercises.
--- Other assignments consistent with the needs of the program.
This is a full-time position that requires presence at the Law School on at least three days per week during the semester. Most weeks the person in this position will be expected to come to the law school to teach classes, meet with students and faculty, attend faculty and committee meetings, and fulfill other responsibilities and duties related to their leadership of the Lawyering program.Required Qualifications:Salary Grade:FA01 - FacultyExempt/Nonexempt:ExemptPhysical Demands:Special Instructions to Applicants:Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.Advertised: 18 May 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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