The University of South Dakota School of Law is seeking a trial advocacy professor at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, dependent on qualifications. The position is on the tenure track and will be available starting during the 2018-2019 academic year. The successful candidate will teach two three-credit sections of the Trial Techniques class most semesters, and, in addition, will be responsible for coaching the trial team program. The trial team has a high rate of student participation.
Appointments for tenure-track positions are expected to fulfill the tripartite responsibilities of teaching, scholarship, and service.
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Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/. Include on the website: application letter, vita, and names and addresses of three current references. Inquiries about the use of the website may be directed to Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. You may also send a message by email to Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu, or you may call at 605-677-5393.
Extensive litigation experience, and teaching experience at an ABA law school are highly preferred qualifications. It is also preferred that the candidate have prior publications and/or experience in the preparation of significant CLE materials. There is a possibility that the successful candidate will be able to add a substantive course to his or her teaching package, if desired, after the conclusion of the first year of teaching. Areas of possible need may include Evidence, Federal Jurisdiction, Criminal Procedure, White Collar Crime, and Debtor-Creditor Law. Other potential courses may be available.
The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction (a state or the District of Columbia).
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
The mission of the School of Law is to prepare the lawyers and judges who will administer federal, state, and Native American tribal justice systems in South Dakota and to provide a legal education to South Dakota residents, along with nonresidents who choose to attend the School, which will serve as a solid foundation for the practice of law or other professional careers anywhere in the world.
The School of Law does this by providing a doctrinal and humanistic education, supplemented by skills and technical training, in which classroom study and practice skills are of complementary value. As a state-supported public institution and the only law school in South Dakota, the department has a special obligation to provide a basic law degree program of high-quality professional graduate level education in order to produce a sufficient supply of lawyers to meet the current and future needs of South Dakota and to afford qualified South Dakota citizens the opportunity to enter the practice of law in any state.
The School of Law has a special obligation to engage in scholarly legal research and service in order to meet community, tribal, state, national, and international needs, to support instruction, to expand knowledge of the law, and to improve the legal infrastructure for the pursuit of justice.