Legal Clinic/School of Law. The Legal Clinics are a working law office that have provided training for law students while meeting the communitys needs for free legal services for almost fifty years. In a typical year, the Legal Clinics close 400-500 cases. The Womens Legal Clinic is the newest addition to this award-winning law school program. Other clinics are Appellate, Civil, Education and Disability, Entrepreneurship, Immigration, Federal Tax, State Income Tax, State Sales and Use Tax, Veterans, and Workers Rights.
This is an academic instructional position for the Women's Legal Clinic in the University of San Diego Legal Clinics program. The Legal Clinics program provides upper division law students with the opportunity to use learned skills under the supervision of a practicing attorney while representing real clients. The Professor of Practice for the Women's Legal Clinic will determine the course syllabus, assign course materials, provide instruction weekly during the academic year to law students in a seminar style class on relevant substantive law, procedure and policy, and includes case rounds. The Professor of Practice will also review student work, provide supervision over students in court, and determine grades. As needed to meet client needs, the Professor of Practice may appear in court independently and interact with community-based organizations.
Active membership in the California State Bar (in good standing)
Three years of family law experience
Familiarity with computerized case management systems for legal practice
Demonstrated skills in customer service, including problem-solving
Ability to communicate effectively both in person and in writing
Teaching experience in a U.S. law school
Experience supervising law student interns
Experience dealing with community-based organizations and volunteer groups
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Current membership in good standing in the California State Bar
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed
Must be able to travel as needed
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
This is a three to five year presumptively renewable contract for the academic year (nine months).
Salary is competitive for a public interest setting and commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
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