Assistant Legal Writing Professor of Law

Faculty Boston, Massachusetts


SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL in Boston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as a legal writing faculty member beginning in the fall semester of the 2021-2022 academic year, to join our top-ten ranked Legal Practice Skills Program.  The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor of Legal Writing.  Legal writing faculty are responsible for teaching the required first year Legal Practice Skills (LPS) course that covers legal research, legal reasoning, legal writing, and oral advocacy.  In addition to teaching, responsibilities include: developing persuasive and objective writing assignments, conducting individual student conferences, judging students’ oral arguments, and providing individual feedback on students’ memoranda.   Candidates must be available to teach both day and evening-division students and are required to work with students both in the classroom and on a one-on-one basis.  The person hired will teach two sections of LPS each semester and will be expected to contribute to the Law School community and produce scholarship.  Support for professional development, such as travel to academic conferences and scholarship support, will be provided.  We welcome applications from all persons of high academic achievement with a strong commitment to legal writing, and particularly encourage applications from people whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty.  Legal writing teaching experience is preferred, though not required.  Candidates must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to a bar.  Interested applicants should address a cover letter, résumé or curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to: The Committee will begin reviewing resumes in October.  Although the Committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by October 16, 2020.

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Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment.  We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service and/or experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.