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School of Law, Assistant Director, Business Law Clinic - Non-Tenure Track

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title School of Law, Assistant Director, Business Law Clinic - Non-Tenure Track Position Title School of Law, Assistant Director, Business Law Clinic - Non-Tenure Track Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Chicago-Water Tower Campus Location Code SCHOOL OF LAW (02700A) Department Name LAW SCHOOL Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities
Loyola University Chicago School of Law “Loyola Law Chicago” is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. For information on the law school and our mission, visit: https:// www.luc.edu .

The Loyola Center for Business Law (the “Center”) is a research, innovation and legal service center that houses the Business Law Clinic (the “Clinic”) to address economic and social justice business gaps in our communities. The Center also collaborates with community and academic stakeholders on conferences, events and sponsored research; and administers a Certificate in Transactional Law for law students.

As a program of the Center, the Clinic provides pivotal legal assistance to not-for-profit organizations, small business owners and to entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and the state of Illinois. Generally, Clinic clients seek to startup businesses and organizations that provide goods, services and innovation in vastly underserved areas throughout the state. The Clinic’s clients are diverse. Over 80% of Clinic clients are persons of color and women.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law Chicago invites applications for a full-time assistant clinical professor of law to serve as the assistant director for the Business Law Clinic. This position provides a full-time 12-month contract that may be renewed annually at the discretion of the Dean.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  • The assistant director will report to the director of the Clinic (the “director”) and will collaborate with law school faculty, the law school Dean and the university, on projects and programs of the Clinic and Center;
  • Legal responsibilities of the assistant director will include faculty oversight and supervision of student work product in the Clinic. The student legal work includes assisting businesses seeking legal assistance with forming and incorporating business structures, such as not-for-profit and for-profit entities; navigating registrations with agencies such as the Illinois Attorney General, Illinois Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service; drafting a variety of business contracts; consultation on select intellectual property matters, including state trademarks and federal copyrights;
  • Co-teach the clinic seminar course in the fall and spring semester and co-teach a summer clinic seminar depending on student enrollment. The assistant director will assist the director on developing and maintaining partnerships between the University and its surrounding communities, leading workshops, writing grant proposals, serving on law school committees and the transactional law certification program; and
  • Provide consultation advice, support and mentoring for students interested in experiential opportunities related to the transactional law certification program.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications:


J.D. from an ABA -accredited law school; admission to practice of law and good standing in the state of Illinois; legal practice experience in transactional and intellectual property law; and some law teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications:

At least five years of significant experience in the practice of law and experience teaching and supervising students in a law school clinic. Experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in a law school or legal practice strongly preferred. Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
Required Qualifications:
J.D. from an ABA -accredited law school; admission to practice of law and good standing in the state of Illinois; legal practice experience in transactional and intellectual property law; and some law teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications:
At least five years of significant experience in the practice of law and experience teaching and supervising students in a law school clinic. Experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in a law school or legal practice strongly preferred. Open Date 02/18/2022 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to your professional qualifications for this position to www.careers.luc.edu. All applicants should also specifically address in their statement of interest how they will contribute to the law school’s mission statement, available at https://www.luc.edu/law/about/mission/index.cfm

Inquiries about the position should be made directly to Prof. Patricia H. Lee, Business Law Clinic director, at plee12@luc.edu. However, all applicants selected for interviews will need to submit materials to the Loyola website above for university processing.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is negotiable, but must be no earlier than March 15, 2022 and no later than July 1, 2022.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff and student populations because broad diversity contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to meeting the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition.

Candidates should consult our website at https:// www.luc.edu/mission/index.shtml to gain a clearer understanding of Loyola’s mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, please consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability status, or veteran status. Quick Link for Posting https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/19024 Job Number 8800077 & 8501049 Organizational Location PROVOST
Posting Details

Posting Detail

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 07/01/2022 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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  2. Curriculum Vitae
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