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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy, Northwestern-Pritzker

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Bluhm Legal Clinic

Open-Rank Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law invites applications for a clinical faculty position to serve as the Director of its Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy with an expected start date of August 1, 2022. The Center prepares law students to become confident, skilled, and effective litigators. The Center is a nationally-ranked, simulation-based teaching program - among the finest in the country.  The Center teaches students ethics and professional responsibility, evidence, pre-trial litigation, trial technology, and trial advocacy.

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

Required qualifications include: a JD; at least five years of experience in the practice of law; excellent written and oral communication skills; experience supervising student mock trial teams; experience generating revenue for clinical programs, and enthusiasm for collaborating in departmental and law school committee work.

Duties of the position include: directing the Center, supervising and overseeing the hiring of adjunct faculty, teaching trial advocacy courses, developing curriculum and enhancing course offerings, fostering academic excellence and innovation throughout the Center, and maintaining our national reputation for excellence in advocacy training and teaching.

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 and 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.

To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references through Northwestern’s online application system: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MTQzMA==. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible and highly encouraged to apply no later than March 11.

Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.


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. Click for information on EEO is the Law.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on February 17, 2022 at 06:24 PM in Teaching Law | Permalink


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