The University of Missouri School of Law is seeking dynamic qualified applicants for the Director of the Family Violence Program who will also teach a combination of courses from the family law curriculum.
The University of Missouri-Columbia is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri system and is one of only 34 public universities in the country belonging to the Association of American Universities. As both a research and land grant university, it has extraordinary opportunities for interdisciplinary research and teaching. In addition, Columbia is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country. Salary and benefits are competitive.
The clinical faculty member will have a title of Instructor, which is a non-regular, non-tenure track title. The faculty member will teach law students the theory and practice of family law, supervise research and scholarship, and engage with students in applied leadership in advancing justice. This instruction is expected to occur in the classroom, in the community, in courtrooms, and in Missouri's Capitol. The faculty member will prepare well-rounded lawyers who are sensitive to ethical issues, prepared to serve clients, and ready to assume leadership in promoting justice.
Position Details :
Specific areas of responsibility include teaching the Advocacy, Family Violence and Public Policy Seminar, the Family Violence Clinic, and other courses including but not limited to Family Law and Children and the Law.
Outreach & Supervision:
Supervise Rule 13 certified law students representing indigent Missourians
Appear in courtrooms in over 46 Missouri counties
Probate, civil, and juvenile divisions
Missouri Appellate Courts
Adoptions, civil protective orders, guardianships
Supervise students in impact cases (as needed) before Missouri's appellate courts
Make requests of state and national and international administrative offices
Missouri administrative offices
United States Departments i.e. Homeland Security
United States and Foreign Embassies
Supervise students conducting library and empirical research papers designed to advance justice for the disadvantaged
Develop amicus curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Courts and other State Supreme Courts in behalf of national organizations
Supervise students in publishing research papers
Supervise students in developing legislative bills advancing justice for children and abuse victims; testifying in support of such bills before legislative bodies in Missouri and other states
Supervise students in seeking gubernatorial clemency (commutations and pardons) in Missouri
Develop collaborative relationships with community organizations serving disadvantaged Missourians
Collaborate in research with other University of Missouri departments
Collaborate with other University of Missouri System campuses in research and clemency
Participate in national court cases writing amicus curiae briefs
Participate in the legislative and administrative processes on at least state level
Direct operations of the Family Violence Clinic
Draft and submit grant applications funding law student representation of indigent rural clients i.e. cell phones, travel, meals etc.
Draft and submit grant applications funding various positions in the Family Violence Clinic including the Director and Teaching Fellows
Administer grant funded operations
Supervise the Family Violence Clinic administrative assistant
A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school
Experience as a practicing attorney, judicial clerk, and/or staff attorney
Admission to practice law in Missouri or ability to obtain eligibility
Grantsmanship in all phases including triaging requests for funding, drafting applications, and administrating funded programs
Proven collaboration with non-profit organizations
Experience working with indigent populations
Conversant in intra-familial and interpersonal violence intervention
Demonstrated aptitude for teaching
Strong organizational and management skills
Sound judgment and exceptional ethical standards
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter indicating teaching and scholarly interests, a CV and three names of references.
Questions about the application process may be directed to Associate Dean S. David Mitchell at Mitchellsd@missouri.edu . Questions about the position may be directed to Family Violence Clinic Emerita Director Mary Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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