Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer: Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Sep 15, 2022
The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School invites applicants for the position of Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in its in-house, live client, transactional law clinic. The Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC) was founded in 1982 as one of the nation's first legal clinics devoted to the study and practice of business law. It serves both for-profit and non-profit organizational clients by placing students in the role of “lead counsel” for economically and socially impactful ventures.
The Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer will work closely with the Director of the ELC in all activities, including course planning, teaching, supervising and mentoring law students, representing clients, clinic administration, and community education, engagement and outreach.
The successful applicant will challenge ELC students to practice and hone a variety of core competencies that will be critical in their careers (fact development, framing and analyzing legal issues, negotiating and drafting, and client counseling), but also to develop critical capacities for exercising judgment, solving problems, cultivating a professional identity, communicating (through a variety of modes) with clients and supervisors, collaborating with peers, and managing projects, people and expectations.
The successful applicant will begin teaching as early as January 2023 but no later than July 2023. The position is a contract position that is annually renewable up to a maximum of 5 years. It is the Clinic's goal and expectation that the selected candidate will receive training, mentoring, and experience in all aspects of teaching and leading a successful transactional clinic that will enable the individual to pursue a career in legal academia upon completion of service at Penn Law School including starting or directing a transactional law clinic at another law school.
Applicants should be licensed attorneys who have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a general business or transactional law practice and demonstrated acumen in business planning, structuring, negotiation, contract drafting, and community engagement. Admission to the Pennsylvania bar within one year is required. A record of strong academic achievement, commitment to improving society, and intellectual engagement with entrepreneurship and the law are essential. Teaching experience (or a passion for teaching), creativity, strategic thinking, and demonstrated ability to work with culturally and economically diverse groups are highly valued.
We value a diverse and inclusive teaching and client representation environment. Applicants are encouraged to express how their unique background and experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of clinical teaching, supervision, and client representation.
To express your interest, please submit a C.V. and cover letter via Interfolio. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please refer questions to the ELC Director, Praveen Kosuri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/113530
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
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