The University of Pittsburgh School of Law is seeking a part time adjunct professor to teach the following course in the Spring of 2021. At least three years prior practice based experience in federal criminal practice is a prerequisite, as is a JD degree. The compensation will be $3000.
Federal Criminal Practice
This introductory course will provide an overview of federal criminal law from the perspectives of one or more attorneys with extensive experience in both the US Attorneys' Office as well as the Federal Public Defenders' Office. The course will develop and supplement students' knowledge of substantive and procedural criminal law through the lens of how criminal prosecutions actually work in the federal context. Specific topics will include charging decisions, right to counsel, discovery, plea bargaining, and trial. Students will learn about the goals of prosecutors and defenders when approaching cases. This course is especially helpful for students who will have a federal judicial clerkship, and those who anticipate a career in litigation. There are no prerequisites.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Parttime-Regular
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae
Internal Number: 20002345
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.