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Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Northwestern Pritzker Seeks Director of SCOTUS and Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law invites applications for a clinical faculty position to serve as the Director of its Appellate Advocacy Center, a Center in the Bluhm Legal Clinic, which includes the Federal Appellate Clinic and the Supreme Court Clinic.

The Center represents clients appealing their cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court, and, using the tools of non-directive clinical pedagogy, provides students with opportunities to participate in appeals. In the Federal Appellate Clinic, faculty and students represent indigent criminal defendants before the Seventh Circuit; in the Supreme Court Clinic faculty and students collaborate as part of a Supreme Court litigation team in partnership with attorneys at Sidley Austin LLP.  

Candidates will be considered for appointment to the faculty of the Bluhm Legal Clinic of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. We seek applicants for this position with distinguished academic records and/or a demonstrated track record of directing, developing, and teaching appellate advocacy or training courses.

Applications accepted here: Apply for Job

Please contact Elizabeth Fritz ([email protected]), Associate Director of Faculty Affairs, with any questions. 

Qualifications: The person selected for this position must have a JD; at least three years of experience in directly relevant practice areas; excellent written and oral communication skills; experience supervising law students, law student interns, or junior lawyers in clinical legal education or professional settings; experience supervising student mock trial teams; and enthusiasm for collaborating in departmental and law school committee work. 

Requisite attributes include: demonstrated abilities to inspire others and to work collaboratively, creatively, and constructively with others.  The candidate must have strong organizational skills and be recognized as a respected member of the clinical community or relevant professional community.  This person should have a passion for teaching and learning as well as for the development of students and academic programs. The candidate must have the ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process. The candidate must also have the ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
The Bluhm Legal Clinic is currently made up of the Center on Wrongful Convictions, Children and Family Justice Center, Center on International Human Rights, Entrepreneurship Law Center, Environmental Law Center, Appellate Advocacy Center, Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, Civil Litigation Center and other clinical programs that involve civil litigation and criminal defense.

Candidates are highly encouraged to apply by December 11, 2020. Please contact Elizabeth Fritz ([email protected]), Associate Director of Faculty Affairs, with any questions. 

Northwestern accepts applications through our Faculty Recruiting System. Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

  • Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. Required application materials include a CV and cover letter.
  • All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.
  • Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.
  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).

Applications accepted here: Apply for Job

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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