Professor of Legal Writing

Faculty Boston, Massachusetts


Suffolk University Law School’s top-five Legal Writing Program, expects to conduct a search for a full-time tenure-track or tenured Professor of Legal Writing at any rank to join our faculty starting in the 2024-25 academic year. Legal writing faculty teach the required first-year Legal Practice Skills (LPS) course that covers legal research, reasoning, writing, and oral advocacy. Experienced LPS faculty may also have the opportunity to teach in other areas. Support for professional development will be provided.  Professors of Legal Writing at Suffolk have full tenure and are wholly integrated into our faculty, including having equity in terms of faculty rights, perquisites, and responsibilities.


We welcome applications from candidates with a strong commitment to teaching legal writing and a record or promise of significant scholarship. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae or resume, references, and a cover letter. Candidates are encouraged to describe their experience and activities mentoring members of underrepresented groups, describe how issues relating to diversity and inclusion have been or will be addressed in their courses, and/or how their scholarship contributes to building and supporting inclusive communities. Cover letters should be addressed to Professor Kathleen Vinson, Chair of the Legal Practice Skills Committee. We will be reviewing candidates on a rolling basis and encourage early inquiries and applications. 

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience 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. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.