Job Title:
Legal Practice Skills (LPS) Visiting Professor
Suffolk University
Boston, Massachusetts
Position Details
Position Description:
Suffolk University Law School in Boston invites applications for a position as a full-time Legal Practice Skills (LPS) Visiting Professor for the upcoming academic school year (2018-2019). The visitor will teach the first-year LPS course and collaborate with other faculty teaching in the first-year program. The successful applicant will teach two sections of LPS I (3 credits each) in the fall as well as two sections of LPS II (2 credits) in the spring. One of those sections may be in the evening division. In addition to teaching, the visitor will maintain regular office hours, grade several student assignments throughout the semester, and hold individual conferences. Interested candidates must have a J.D. and be admitted to a bar. Previous teaching of legal writing is preferred. A complete application should be submitted online by February 9 (although applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled) and must include a letter detailing desire and qualifications to teach LPS, a curriculum vitae, as well as a list of at least three professional references.

We welcome applications from all persons of high academic achievement with a strong commitment to legal writing and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Working at Suffolk

Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus-Boston and Suffolk blend together.

Suffolk Law School is committed to providing a diverse student body with the opportunity to study law. That commitment has yielded some of the nation’s most distinguished legal professionals. Visit the Suffolk website to learn how a stranger’s favor more than 100 years ago planted the seed that became one of the largest law schools in the country.Suffolk Law School offers a wide variety of degree programs to allow students to best reach their goals. These include options such as day or evening programs, international programs, anddual degrees.

Suffolk Law’s Legal Practice Skills Program (LPS) was ranked 6th in the nation in the 2018 Best Law Schools by U.S. News and World Report. This is the eighth year the program has been ranked in the Top 20 by U.S. News, since the 2010 rankings.

LPS is a required first-year course where students hone their writing, analysis, research, and oral advocacy skills. The knowledge, skills, and experience that employers demand the most are gained in this year-long course and provide the foundation for students to be successful lawyers.

Suffolk’s LPS faculty teach timeless fundamentals using exciting innovations through creative teaching methods. They are at the forefront of technology in and out ofthe classroom, such as the award-winning iWrite Legal app; podcasts; clickers; YouTube videos; and Twitter.

The LPS team of experienced faculty members are lawyers and scholars who serve as leaders in legal writing education. They present around the country, publish books and articles, and hold influential offices in key legal writing organizations, including The Legal Writing Institute and The Association of Legal Writing Directors.

We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. Suffolk University is actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, and national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.

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Application Requirements
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter