Harvard University Clinical Instructor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University

Harvard Law School


Job Function
Faculty & Student Services

Time Status

Transactional Law Clinics

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities
Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) seeks a Clinical Instructor with a background as a transactional attorney in the practice areas of corporate, general business, intellectual property, community economic development, and/or non-profit law. The Clinical Instructor will teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students; and will be involved in developing the curriculum and learning experience of the TLC students; clinical practice and training. The Clinical Instructors also participate in office wide projects and in the Center's program as a laboratory for innovation in practice and clinical legal education. The TLC sub-clinics - consisting of the Business and Non-Profit Clinic, Community Enterprise Project, Real Estate Clinic and Entertainment Law Clinic - are part of a curriculum based, general practice law office and clinical education facility of Harvard Law School. Each semester, law school students represent clients on a broad range of civil legal matters under the guidance of Clinical Instructors. Instructors are also involved in developing the curriculum and learning experience of the TLC students, including course workshop attendance and supervision on student workshop projects; in addition to participating in office wide projects such as case administration, marketing and outreach, and student project oversight.

Basic Qualifications
JD Degree, and a minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience. Similar years experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning attorneys, emerging and start-up companies, human service trainees or other professionals preferred. Admission to Massachusetts Bar required.

Additional Qualifications
Ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in occasionally demanding, high stress circumstances. Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills; strong motivation, initiative, demonstrated ability to work creatively within broad program goals. Strong motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills. Strong organization, time management, case management and documentation skills.

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EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.