Visiting Professor - Legal Method and Communication

  • Elon University
  • Elon, NC
  • Mar 28, 2021
Full time Law & Criminal Justice

Job Description

  Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC, invites applications for a visiting or continuing faculty position in our Legal Method and Communication (LMC) program. LMC integrates coverage of fundamental legal analysis and writing skills with other lawyering communication skills.

The LMC program is a core component of Elon Law's innovative curriculum, which combines traditional classroom instruction with unique course-connected, full-time residencies-in-practice, in a logically sequenced program of professional preparation. Elon Law's groundbreaking approach is accomplished in seven trimesters over 2.5 years. Since adopting the new curriculum, Elon Law has experienced improvement in applications, metrics, bar pass, and diversity, while reducing student debt by one-third. We seek colleagues ready and able to contribute with passion to our innovative approach to legal education.

Requirements for the LMC position include a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school or the equivalent, good standing with a state bar or the equivalent, excellent writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in teaching.

Preferred qualifications include prior experience teaching legal writing and other lawyering skills, law practice experience, and facility with technology in practice. Visiting positions are for ten months. Continuing appointments are for ten months and are presumptively renewable after the second successful review. LMC professors teach one section of the two-credit LMC course each trimester, plus one other course during the academic year. LMC professors also teach Introduction to Legal Skills in August. LMC faculty have a writing requirement allowing for law review articles, essays on pedagogy, or similar publications, and receive all perquisites afforded other faculty.

This appointment begins not later than August 1, 2021.Elon Law strives to foster an inclusive intellectual culture that represents and encourages a broad range of intellectual traditions and approaches to the law. To combat historic inequities in the legal academy, we particularly encourage applications from candidates of color, women, LGBTQIA candidates, and other underrepresented groups.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample to Professor Steve Friedland, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, at Please send questions about the program to Professor Sue Liemer, Director of LMC, at All appointments are subject to the Provost's approval. Applications will be considered as they are received.

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