Assistant Professor of Law - Clinical Legal Education

University of Oklahoma

College of Law, OKlahoma

ID: 7214093 (Ref.No. if131339)
Posted: February 5, 2024

Job Description

The successful candidate will teach lawyering skills to students in the Criminal Defense Clinic and/or the Civil Clinic through the direct supervision of Licensed Legal Interns.  Clinic students represent clients in misdemeanor and minor felony cases and in a variety of civil cases including domestic relations, consumer protection, probate, and housing rights in Cleveland and McClain Counties. The Assistant Professor is responsible for overseeing a revolving caseload of approximately 40-80 cases. The Assistant Professor will work collaboratively with other clinical faculty members to provide programmatic enhancement activities.  The Assistant Professor will provide classroom instruction in lawyering skills courses, and will participate in clinic related activities as necessary.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible twelve-month position.  The start date for the position is August 2024.  The initial appointment will be for a one-year contract that can lead, after three years, to renewable longer term contracts with security of position consistent with ABA standards.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must currently be licensed to practice law in the state of Oklahoma or must be eligible for and willing to obtain such license. A minimum of 5 years practice experience or 2 years as a clinical faculty member is preferred. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in pro bono service and appreciate the dynamics of representing low income persons.  Applicants should be familiar with clinical education pedagogy in shaping supervisory techniques. 

To apply, please submit application materials through Interfolio at   Required submission materials include: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae or resume; 3) names and contact information for three references.

Applicants who submit their materials by February 15, 2024, will be considered, but applications received after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

If you have questions or issues during the application process, please contact the search committee chair, Amelia Pepper, at [email protected]