Access and Opportunity Fellow Legal Practice Skills

Time Limited Boston, Massachusetts


Description

The department of Diversity, Access, and Inclusion invites applications for the Access and Opportunity Legal Practice Skills Fellowship Program to advance Suffolk’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by creating a pipeline of scholars, teachers, and change agents who want to enter academia as permanent legal writing faculty. 

The one-year position, which is renewable for a second year, is geared toward recruiting individuals who may not otherwise have opportunities to transition into the legal writing academy. The position is a full-time, non-tenure track hire. 

The fellow will report to the Director and Associate Director of Legal Practice Skills, and will also work with the Associate Dean for Experiential Education and the Vice President of Diversity, Access, and Inclusion. The fellow will develop a research agenda, and then research and write a law review article during the term of their appointment. The fellow will expand their knowledge around the pedagogy of legal practice skills, and teach a Legal Practice Skills course at Suffolk Law School, and engage in activities to support an inclusive community.  The fellow will teach one section of the 1L Legal Practice Skills course during the academic year (Fall and Spring) during the first year of teaching and may incorporate additional teaching in the subsequent year.

The fellow will be required to attend Legal Practice Skills faculty meetings and any meetings convened by the Vice President of Diversity, Access, and Inclusion. Although this position is not a faculty position, the fellow is encouraged to attend Law Faculty Meetings and other faculty gatherings. The fellow will be supported in their scholarship with funding to attend at least one legal writing conference per year and will be supported by the Law School Director of Faculty Scholarship & Research.

Requirements: 

  • J.D. 
  • Bar admission
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to teaching legal practice skills, including the incorporation of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the course content, instructional methods, and assessment practices.

The application should be made through the Suffolk HR website with complete submission, including the following components: cover letter including a statement of personal/professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; CV; graduate transcript; and contact information for two references.  Review of applications will begin at once and continue until the position is filled.

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 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. To learn more about Suffolk, visit our website at www.suffolk.edu.