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Teaching Positions for Adjunct Faculty

Penn Law values the contributions to our students’ education made by our adjunct faculty members. These members of the bar, business, and the judiciary come to us not only from Philadelphia, but from New York, Delaware, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., giving our students the opportunity to interact with experts in a wide range of fields. Penn Law is always interested in enriching our course offerings with new courses as well as building a diverse faculty representing a variety of backgrounds and professional activities. Currently we are specifically looking for adjunct members in the following areas:

LLM Legal Writing Faculty

Each year, LLM students from around the globe come to Penn Law to pursue a one-year master’s degree in American law.  We are looking for new adjunct faculty to teach our introductory LLM Legal Research and Writing class before the fall semester begins.  The course covers an overview of the American legal system, legal analysis, research, and analytical writing. The writing faculty will be responsible for teaching two classes per week with approximately 20 students, critiquing written assignments, and holding individual conferences with the students.  The assignments and exercises for the course will be provided. The LLM Legal Research and Writing class begins on July 28, 2014, and ends on August 26, 2014, although individual student conferences will run into early September.

Professional Skills Courses

Professional Skills Courses including transactional drafting and upper level writing courses. We welcome new courses and faculty who will provide our students the opportunity to draft a variety of types of documents that they will do in their future practices.

Professional Responsibility and Evidence

We have an ongoing desire to build a substantial core number of faculty members from various types of practice to teach in these two important subject areas.

Our new Masters in Law program/Emphasis on health law and technology and the law

Penn Law will inaugurate its Masters in Law degree program with its first cohort of students in the Fall 2014 semester. Designed for both practicing professionals in the medical and engineering fields and for graduate students in these disciplines, the degree is a further demonstration of the cross-disciplinary nature of a Penn Law education. Students will take a combination of courses designed specifically for them as well as courses from the JD curriculum. We are particularly interested in adjunct faculty who can help us develop and teach courses on general business law and on the regulatory state from the health and technology perspectives as well as other courses related to legal issues of interest to professionals in these fields. Preliminary course descriptions are available.

Interested persons should contact:

Paul George
Associate Dean for Curriculum Development
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-7488
pmgeorge@law.upenn.edu