Adjunct Professor – Consumer Protection Clinic

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time


The University of Maryland Carey School of Law is seeking an Adjunct Professor to instruct and supervise students in the Consumer Protection Clinic. The position is a one-semester appointment from January 2022 through May 2022.

The Adjunct Professor will be responsible for planning and implementing the weekly seminar component of the semester-long course, in which students will learn substantive aspects of consumer law. The Adjunct Professor will also help to supervise student attorneys in their work with the Consumer Protection Division of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General (OAG) as they work to enforce a broad variety of consumer laws that protect all Marylanders. Student attorneys will work on all phases of litigation, administrative proceedings, and negotiations in cases that deal with consumer issues such as identity theft, fraudulent sales practices, medical billing, landlord-tenant, and lemon laws. This position reports to Prof. Leigh Goodmark, Director of the Clinical Law Program.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise clinical law students enrolled in the Consumer Protection Clinic who are providing assistance to Maryland consumers. This may involve attendance at client meetings, holding weekly meetings with student attorneys, and reviewing student attorney work product. Note: Supervision of students will ordinarily take place at Maryland Carey Law in Baltimore. While the Consumer Protection Clinic is currently operating virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we expect to return to in-person instruction by August 2021.
  • Teach weekly class sessions about Maryland consumer law, working with clients, and practical aspects of lawyering.
  • Liaise with attorneys in the Consumer Protection Division of the OAG to plan and manage work flow to students, resolve any student work product issues, and coordinate supervision.


Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. plus license to practice law in Maryland.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a practitioner in a field related to consumer litigation
  • Experience supervising other lawyers or students in their legal work preferred
  • Prior teaching experience preferred


Compensation: Stipend of $6250 (or equivalent of 5 credits of adjunct rate for the semester).

Interested applicants should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) resume, (c) a relevant legal writing sample, and (d) the names and telephone numbers of at least three references. Posting closing date is April 25, 2021.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, for any part of the employment process, please contact us at HRJobs@umaryland.edu and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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