The Clinical Instructor (CI) is responsible for working with the Director and other staff members to operate the Transactional Law Clinics (TLC), including the supervision of two Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) – Recording Artists Project (RAP) and Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP). The CI will guide students who are representing clients on a broad range of civil matters, including general business, corporate, community economic development, non-profit, real estate, entertainment, and other transactional legal areas.
As Clinical Instructor, you will:
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; and
Perform other duties as assigned.
Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.
Candidates must be available to start as soon as possible (ideally in September). Since most HLS employees are currently expected to work remotely throughout the fall semester, it is not necessary for the attorney to live in the Greater Boston area immediately, though must be willing to relocate when campus reopens.
This is a 3 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
Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.
We are looking for people who have:
Experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning attorneys, emerging and start-up companies, or other professionals.
Experience as former clinical student with a transactional law or community economic development clinic, a plus.
Demonstrated ability to manage clients and independently oversee a substantial case load.
Effective oral and written communication, organizational skills, time management, case management and documentation skills.
Motivation, initiative and ability to work creatively within broad program goals.
Motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills.
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: 52472BR
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