Professor of Law, JD Externship Program
Company: Vermont Law School
Location: South Royalton
Posted on: May 16, 2022
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A Professor of Law in the JD Externship Program supports the
efforts of the JD Externship Program in all respects,
Teaching two or more sections of the JD externship course(s) each
semester (Fall and Spring).
Placement Work: Coaching and educating students seeking to secure
externship placements that are educationally rigorous and in
compliance with ABA and VLS standards.
Regular outreach to and communication with legal practitioners
across the country.
Maintaining relationships with the bar, bench, and practice
Designing, innovating, implementing, and revising the program's
online courses and materials
Supporting the program's administrative and technological needs
Full faculty service rights and responsibilities.
Involvement with the nationwide clinical legal education
Essential Functions and Principal Accountabilities:
Advise and assist students in selecting and securing appropriate
externship opportunities. Provide extensive education of students
on legal markets, professional pathways, and career
Develop and maintain relationships with public and private sector
employers as well as members of the judiciary.
Establish and maintain externship placement opportunities for
Collect and maintain data regarding externship placements.
Assist with oversight, logistics, marketing, document production,
etc. in the promotion and execution of the JD Externship
Teach two or more sections of the classroom component to help
students synthesize their fieldwork experiences and further develop
their lawyering skills, ethical awareness, and professionalism.
Review and provide comments on students' work, primarily reflective
essays and evaluations of their experiences.
Maintain relationships with the offices where externs are placed
and with the on-site supervisors at those locations.
Review and prepare program documents and correspondence.
Keep a record of interaction with potential placement sites.
Hold regular office hours or utilize other methods to ensure
Make travel reservations/arrangements.
Assist with program technology needs (website, various
Full faculty service obligations, including but not limited to
committee work, faculty governance, presence on campus and
participation in campus events.
Attend and promote the program at campus events.
Seek out opportunities to promote the program locally and
nationally, generally through presentations on relevant topics at
various regional or national conferences or participating in
clinical legal education organizations.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school.
Preferred five years post-JD legal work.
Experience and interest in mentoring and supervising students.
High degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering.
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
Creativity and flexibility in approaching and solving problems.
Strong interest in all aspects of legal practice, legal education,
and the legal profession.
Flexibility in scheduling, traveling, and being available for
various events to support the Program.
Familiarity with and comfort navigating various software/platforms,
including practice management and timekeeping software, Canvas or
related learning management system(s), and cloud-based Microsoft
Safety - Willingness and ability to follow any current or future
health and safety policies or protocols laid out by the school.
Must be able to work legally within the United States without
Physical ability to perform all essential functions of the job with
or without basic accommodations.
Note: All job requirements are subject to possible revision to
reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably
accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may
exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and
safety of themselves or other employees. Employees may be required,
from time to time, to follow other job-related duties as requested
by their Department Head, Supervisor, Dean, or as outlined in the
Faculty Handbook (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and
State Laws). Continued employment remains on an at-will basis.
Keywords: Vermont Law School, New England , Professor of Law, JD Externship Program, Education / Teaching , South Royalton, Northeast
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