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(Hybrid) Fitzsimmons Center for Litigation and Advocacy Teaching Fellow- College of Law

The WVU College of Law seeks applications for a full-time Fellow to support the Fitzsimmons Center for Litigation and Advocacy and to teach first-year legal writing courses beginning in the fall of 2023. The Center’s mission is to train law students to become effective legal advocates by enhancing and expanding the litigation and advocacy curriculum at the WVU College of Law. We encourage applications from candidates with a passion for advocacy and an interest in teaching.

The Fellow will assist the Director of the Fitzsimmons Center in implementing the strategic plan to enhance curricular opportunities and practical litigation and advocacy training for law students and practitioners. The Fellow will also be responsible for teaching Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing, and will have the benefit of working under the guidance of experienced Co-Directors of the Legal Writing Program.

Initial review of applications will begin no later than June 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and legal writing sample.

Qualifications :

Applicants must have a J.D., strong academic credentials, and writing experience in a judicial clerkship, law practice, or both. Additionally, applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with various constituencies. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching or writing mentoring experience, but it is not required. Applicants must be self-starters and able to work independently to move initiatives forward. The Fellow will report directly to the Director of the Fitzsimmons Center for Litigation and Advocacy. This position will be a one-year contract with the potential for renewal and will include benefits.

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