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Posted 6/24/21- University of Miami with the School of Law : Lecturer, Deputy Director School of Law Litigation Skills Program

 Miami, Florida. EDUCATIONAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  J.D. required; Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of trial experience at the federal or state level – including pre-trial experience.  Candidates must have experience teaching trial practice and advocacy, either in an academic or professional setting. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills required. A candidate should have some demonstrated experience managing and inspiring a team of professionals.  A candidate ideally should have some experience with, or interest in, engaging with the larger community of practicing litigators and/or academic trial skills professionals, and be committed to building on the national relevance of the Miami Law Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Deputy Director, in collaboration with the Faculty Director, is responsible for all functions related to daily operations of the Litigations Skills Program, including supervision of a staff of three.  The major responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Faculty Director to teach Litigation Skills I and develop related course material;
  • Coordinate adjunct-led small sections and the final trial for Litigation Skills I;
  • Consult with the Faculty Director and Associate Dean for Experiential Learning to recruit and supervise approximately 50 adjunct faculty;
  • Engage, and cultivate the law school’s relationship with, the program’s adjunct faculty;
  • Oversee, in collaboration with the Faculty Director, the development and teaching of other courses in the Litigation Skills program including Litigation Skills II and the Litigation Skills Certified Legal Intern (CLI) Externship course;
  • Work with the coach of the Trial Team to prepare students for trial skills competition;
  • Engage with external stakeholders including the practicing litigation community and/or academic trial skills community, and make contributions to the legal profession and/or legal education through activities such as planning or participating in conferences, providing trainings and CLEs, playing leadership roles within professional, bar and community organizations, or writing practice-oriented material;
  • Engage in fundraising for the Litigation Skills Program in collaboration with the Dean, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, and Faculty Director; and
  • Engage, mentor and advise students in the program about litigation career pathways.

APPLICATION

Interested candidates must apply online and submit a cover letter and updated CV/Resume. Visit our career site at Miami.edu/careers. Keyword search R100047426