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ASU Clinical Professor Position

Academic Professional to direct a new Civil Litigation Clinic at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law            Job Number: 11886

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has a 40+ year history of clinical legal education.  Through its Clinical Program, the College has helped thousands of its students become successful practitioners, each graduating with the skills to represent clients effectively, as well as a keen sense of professionalism and a firm commitment to public service.  To further this tradition, the College is looking to hire an academic professional to expand its clinical offerings in the area of general civil litigation.

The Academic Professional will be responsible for:
  • designing a general civil litigation clinic at the law school;
  • teaching students through both non-directive case supervision and simulation-based instruction in the civil litigation process and trial advocacy;
  • participating in the College of Law’s mission of education, research, and service to the broader community; and
  • working with students and adjunct faculty to provide legal representation to people with limited access to the courts.
Skills and Qualifications
       Required:  The Academic Professional must:
  • hold a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school; and
  • be a licensed attorney in good standing with substantial experience in civil litigation.
       Preferred:  The College is specifically seeking candidates with:
  • demonstrated competence and interest in representing clients in a variety of civil litigation areas;
  • a commitment to public service;
  • the ability to work productively with students and clients from diverse backgrounds;
  • experience in clinical legal education or simulation-based legal instruction; and
  • a track record of forging relationships with the local legal community and facilitating strategic partnerships with the bench and bar.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, 12-month appointment as an Instructional Professional at Arizona State University.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  The successful candidate will be hired either with Continuing Status or on-track toward Continuing Status.  Clinicians at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law are deeply involved in the intellectual life and faculty governance of the College.

Application Procedure:

Applications must contain:

  1. a letter of application outlining your qualifications as related to the position;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy;
  4. unofficial graduate transcripts; and
  5. contact information for three professional references.

Please send completed applications to Ms. Rebecca Hutchison, Coordinator for Appointments Committee, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, MC9520, Arizona State University, 111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix, AZ 85004-4467 or electronically to The application deadline is 2/17/2017 at 5p.m. and, if not filled, every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. 

Additional information about the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Arizona State University is available at: Information about Academic Professionals at ASU can be found at

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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