Visiting Clinical Professor

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State College, PA 16802
United States
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Organization name: 
Pennsylvania State University
Job type: 
Law School/Clinic Faculty
Position Description: 

Visiting Clinical Professor

Penn State`s Dickinson Law’s Clinical Program in historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania is seeking two Visiting Clinical Professors. This position is responsible for providing supervision of certified legal interns who provide legal services to low income members of the community, as well as direct representation for clients. The Visiting Clinical Professor will interact with members of the local bench, bar and court administrative offices before which students in the Clinics appear. Duties include:  reviewing student writing and assisting students to conduct client interviews and prepare for hearings. The Visiting Clinical Professor will accompany law students to hearings and trials, and supervise students at those proceedings. Subject law matters include family law, housing, public benefits and disability law. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one or two years from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To learn more about Dickinson Law please visit our website

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Position requires a JD or LL.B degree or equivalent plus a minimum of two years work-related experience, preferably with a background in family, housing, public benefits, and/or disability law. Candidates must be a member of the Bar of Pennsylvania or be eligible to become a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, as a prerequisite to holding this position. Candidates must work well with indigent clients, students, faculty, and staff, in an interdisciplinary cooperative environment. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills required. The most desirable candidates will supply evidence of law practice and/or teaching experience, a strong academic record, and excellent written and oral skills. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver`s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

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Submission deadline: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016