Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233178-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Instructional Design, Legal Affairs

Position Summary:

The UW Law School seeks an instructor to teach Legal Research & Writing (LRW) courses, beginning in fall 2021. This typically includes teaching two sections of our 3-credit-hour required LRW courses, which cover legal analysis and reasoning, research sources and strategy, predictive and persuasive writing, oral presentations, advocacy, and other related lawyering skills. The courses engage students in active learning and are designed to simulate law practice. Additionally, the instructor may teach upper-level or other skills courses, as needed.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

J.D. degree with strong academic credentials.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least three years of legal experience, including legal research and writing experience. A current law license and teaching experience are preferred.
Applicants must have strong research and writing skills, as well as interpersonal skills. They must be able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of an established team.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, renewable position. Instructors are expected to work on campus during regular business hours throughout the year, except on vacation and leave days. The university plans to resume in-person instruction fully in fall 2021, with health and safety measures in place.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested persons must submit a cover letter, CV, three references, and a short (5-6 pages) writing sample by the consideration date. Applications must be via the university's website (Jobs at UW): under job #233178.


Justin Boehm
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Apr 9 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 2 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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