Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) is a curriculum based, transactional practice law office and clinical education program of Harvard Law School. Each semester, law school students represent clients on a broad range of civil legal matters under the guidance of Clinical Instructors. TLC's legal practice includes general business, corporate, community economic development, non-profit, real estate, entertainment, and other transactional legal areas. TLC also includes two Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) – Recording Artists Project (RAP) and Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP).
Teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students and represent clients of the TLC and SPOs.
Participate in the classroom component of TLC and be involved in assisting with curriculum development.
Assist in the marketing and community outreach efforts of TLC and the SPOs by supporting the clinic's endeavors to develop and nurture relationships with various client communities, organizations and client populations.
Participate in office wide projects such as administration and in the clinic's program as a laboratory for innovation in practice and clinical legal education.
Assist, as needed, in helping to guide the SPOs with various internal and external related matters, as requested by the Director.
Perform other duties as assigned.
TLC anticipates the Clinical Instructor will start in early August to prepare for the Fall semester. This is a 2 year term appointment, with the possibility of annual renewal (up to 5 years), subject to funding and departmental need.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
JD and a minimum of 4 years of relevant legal experience. Admission to Massachusetts Bar required.
Skills (derived either from an academic or law firm setting), disposition and desire necessary to work with law students and clinic colleagues in a team-oriented collegial academic setting.
Experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning attorneys, emerging and start-up companies, or other professionals.
Demonstrated ability to manage clients and independently oversee a substantial case load.
Strong oral and written communication, organizational skills, time management, case management and documentation skills.
Motivation, initiative and demonstrated ability to work creatively within broad program goals.
Strong motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills.
Experience in entertainment law, as general counsel or in start-up environment is a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52113BR
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