Department:School of Law Rank:Instructor Annual Basis:9 Month
Review of Applications Begins August 20, 2018; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants Please complete the online application and submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references.
Department Summary As the state’s only public law school, the University of Oregon School of Law is charged with providing an exemplary, accredited legal education in a cost-effective manner. The School provides a broad-based legal education to approximately 500 students, supported by 35+ faculty and 25+ other administrative personnel. The School is an integral part of higher education in Oregon and the Eugene-Springfield community.
Position Summary The Business Law Clinic (Clinic) provides law students with the opportunity to work with clients under the direct supervision of practicing Oregon attorneys. The supervising attorney is a faculty clinician who will supervise law students to advise business clients on legal issues concerning contracts, leases, entity formation, and other business matters. The supervising attorney will help operate the Clinic as a simulated and educational law firm.
This position requires co-teaching the Clinic course together with the Director of the Clinic and will also help develop and administer the law school’s business law program. The supervising attorney reports to the Director of the Clinic.
Minimum Requirements • J.D. from an accredited law school. • Active member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar Association, or able to become active again by August 27, 2018. • Seven years’ experience practicing transactional business law. • Two years’ supervisory and administrative management experience.
Professional Competencies • Excellent writing, editing, communication, and presenting skills. • Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills that indicate the ability to strategize and prioritize and to meet goals and deadlines. • Ability to work effectively and utilize a range of communication channels with diverse groups of students, faculty, administrators, staff, and members of the bar from a wide range of backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications • Prior teaching experience. • Prior fundraising experience. • High level of connection with the Eugene business community and local bar. • Experience practicing patent or trademark law.
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