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Lecturer (legal writing and analysis)

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 1, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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Employment Type
Full Time

Lecturer (legal writing and analysis)

College/School/Unit: School of Law
Posted: Apr 30, 2024
Apply By: Open until filled


The University of Texas School of Law seeks to hire a legal-writing lecturer for the 2024-2025 school year. The person hired will teach two sections of Legal Analysis and Communication in the fall and two sections of Persuasive Writing and Advocacy in the spring. Each section will have approximately 17 to 22 students.

The successful applicant will join the faculty of the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy. Job duties will include teaching classes, holding student conferences, training and supervising teaching assistants, creating writing problems, critiquing student papers, judging oral arguments, collaborating with the Beck Center on joint projects, and engaging in other forms of service to the Law School and University. The Beck Center faculty meet regularly to discuss issues relevant to teaching legal writing and will provide support and guidance for this position.


Applicants should have strong academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school, and proven expertise in legal writing. Law-practice experience, which may include a judicial clerkship, is expected. Experience teaching or working with students is valuable.

The position is at the University status of Lecturer, with a nine-month full-time appointment (August 15—May 15) that will pay $124,000 (depending on experience), plus insurance and retirement benefits through the University's generous benefits package. Relocation assistance may be available for a successful candidate relocating to Austin. The position is non-tenure track, with an initial one-year appointment followed by three-year rolling, presumptively renewable appointments. While renewal of the position is not guaranteed, long-term job security is the practice and the expectation. The position cannot lead to a tenure-track appointment.

Application Instructions

The ideal candidate will be available to begin in August 2024, but we will consider applicants who cannot begin until later. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, law-school transcript, and writing sample. Applications will be reviewed as received, with priority consideration given to applications received by Monday, May 20, 2024. After applications are reviewed, some applicants may be asked to critique a mock student paper. Selection of candidates to interview may be based on the application and mock critique.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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