Visiting Clinical Professor – Legislative-Regulatory Policy & Practice Clinic

Faculty Boston, Massachusetts


Description

Suffolk University Law School’s top-15 ranked Clinical Programs welcomes applications for a Visiting Clinical Professor at any faculty rank to launch a new Legislative-Regulatory Policy & Practice Clinic during the 2023-24 academic year. The Legislative-Regulatory Policy & Practice Clinic (“Leg-Reg Clinic”) would be one of two new clinics for the 2023-24 school year, bringing to 14 the number of in-house clinics designed to meet growing student demand.The visitor will supervise, mentor, and advise clinical students in their case and project work and teach the related clinical seminar. The Visitor may teach a non-clinical course in a related subject area, but this is not a requirement.

Position Description:

The visitor would design, launch, and direct Suffolk’s new Leg-Reg Clinic. The Leg-Reg Clinic would be a full-year clinic offered for 10 credits (5 credits/semester) serving students in their last 2 years of law school. Students enrolled in the Leg-Reg Clinic would work on a variety of local, state, and/or federal legislative matters, including potentially representing non-profits with legislative/regulatory policy issues, as well as drafting legislative and regulatory proposals on pressing issues. The visitor will be responsible for developing a docket of cases and projects and partnering with local and national organizations, as appropriate. The Leg-Reg Clinic could handle a diverse range of legal issues or focus on one or more specific areas of law, for example firearms regulation or criminal justice reform. The precise design and docket of the Leg-Reg Clinic will be determined by the visitor’s expertise and interests, as well as the needs of the community and availability of suitable clinic matters, in consultation with the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Eligible candidates must possess a JD.
  • Admision to the Massachusetts Bar, or qualification to be admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, is preferred.
  • Successful candidates will have at least five (5) years of legal experience involving legislative and regulatory drafting and advocacy.
  • Experience in clinical teaching and/or experience supervising or mentoring new attorneys is preferred.
  • A record of and/or demonstrated interest in intellectual engagement with the subject matter is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, clients, and other stakeholders is strongly preferred.

 

Hours and Duration: This position will begin July 1, 2023, and will be a full-time, 1-year appointment.

 

Required Application Documents:               Cover Letter

                                                                        Curriculum Vitae

                                                                        List of References

                                                                        Teaching Evaluations (if applicable)

                                                                        Research Agenda (if applicable)                                 

Candidates are encouraged to submit applications via Jobvite here. Candidates should not send duplicate materials to the Chairs of the Clinical Committee.

 

Equal Opportunity: 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 other settings.

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. For more information on Suffolk Law’s commitment to diversity, please see https://www.suffolk.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

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. 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 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.