Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Advertised Job Summary:
The University of South Carolina School of Law is seeking a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty appointment to teach and supervise a Veterans Legal Clinic. This is a grant-funded time-limited faculty position, and the individual selected for the position will be expected to assist with fundraising activities to secure additional funding.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate an ability to provide legal services to clients and supervise or provide for qualified supervision of all client matters handled in the Veterans Legal Clinic, provide supervision of student attorneys, manage case files, teach a 6 credit clinic course, and collaborate with other legal services and veteran services providers throughout the community to meet the needs of qualifying veterans for access to legal services.
The Veterans Legal Clinic supervisor must have experience in VA Disability Law, be accredited with the VA, and must be a member in good standing of the South Carolina Bar who has complied with all requirements of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules to supervise students under the South Carolina Supreme Court Student Practice Rule.
The supervisor will: Provide legal services to clients and supervise or provide for qualified supervision of all client matters handled in the Veterans' Legal Clinic, including regular supervision of student contacts with clients; supervision of student preparation of client files; and appearing with students in court.
Take reasonable steps to ensure that all matters related to the clinic are handled professionally and in compliance with the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.
Supervise the clinic's Legal Assistant/Paralegal with responsibility for ensuring that malpractice insurance is maintained and that proper measures are in place to provide for the security and maintenance of client files; the proper operation of the case management system; and the proper handling of the clinic's trust account.
Collaborate with other legal services and veteran services providers to best utilize the resources of the Veterans' Legal Clinic to meet the needs of qualifying veterans for access to legal services.
Works with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Director of the Clinical Education Program to recruit qualified volunteer adjunct faculty to provide additional supervision of students under the Student Practice Rule, and review adjunct faculty performance regularly to ensure that students are adequately supervised and that legal services are provided in a consistent, professional, and high-quality manner.
Provide appropriate classroom instruction for law students enrolled in the Veterans' Legal Clinic each semester (including summer session).
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Applicants must have a J.D., be or become a member in good standing of the South Carolina Bar by the start of the position, and have at least six years of experience either in the practice of law or in supervising a law school clinic.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 96029
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.