Professor of Law, Director of Legal Residency Program (Externships) and External Field Clinical Programs
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
Location: Concord, New Hampshire
Type: Non tenure-track
Internal Number: PF0659FY23
The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (UNH Franklin Pierce), a national leader in legal education with a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and quality engagement for all, is pleased to announce that it is currently seeking applicants for a Director of the Legal Residency Program. This position is a faculty appointment in which the successful candidate is on an alternate security line (similar to clinical tenure) and is also a Program Director responsible for the following: counseling and supervising student externs; developing and maintaining school year legal residencies; teaching clinical externship courses; recruiting and supervising adjunct externship supervisors and teachers; and supervising the development and expansion of external field clinical programs in cooperation with the law schoolâs existing clinical offerings. As a member of the senior administration and working closely with the Office of Career Services, the Director will be responsible for legal residency and field clinical programs that provide opportunities in the context of the âreal worldâ to develop the skills, values and knowledge to be successful lawyers and to make connections that will lead to post-graduation opportunities in a variety of fields.UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is committed to experiential education and specifically to allowing students opportunities to work in public service, government, in-house, law firm and judicial settings while earning academic credit. The school has a top-ranked Intellectual Property program and is uniquely situated as the only law school in New Hampshire. As a result, practitioners in all fields are interested and eager to supervise students. Our students extern part-time or full-time across the country and sometimes internationally.
Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school.Preferred five years post-JD legal workExperience and interest in mentoring and supervising students.High degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering.Strong interpersonal and teamwork skillsCreativity and flexibility in approaching and solving problemsStrong interest in all aspects of legal practice, legal education, and the legal profession.Flexibility in scheduling, traveling, and being available for various events to support the ProgramFamiliarity with and comfort navigating various software/platforms, including practice management and timekeeping software, Canvas or related learning management system(s), and cloud-based Microsoft Office programs
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.