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Harvard University Clinical Instructor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

58279BRAuto req ID:58279BRJob Code:167058 Clinical Lawyer Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Clinical InstructorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who have:

  • Five years of relevant legal experience preferred

  • Skills (derived either from an academic or law firm setting), disposition and desire necessary to work with law students and clinic colleagues in a team-oriented collegial academic setting.

  • Experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning attorneys, emerging and start-up companies, or other professionals.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage clients and independently oversee a substantial case load.

  • Strong oral and written communication, organizational skills, time management, case management and documentation skills.

  • Motivation, initiative and demonstrated ability to work creatively within broad program goals.

  • Strong motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills.

  • Experience in entertainment law, as general counsel or in start-up environment is a plus.

Additional Information:

Our Clinical Instructors bring a range of talent and experience. While 3 years of experience is the minimum required to be considered this position, our team has been doing this work for 5 - 10+ years. HLS is committed to pay equity and annual salary is commensurate with the experience each individual brings.

We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School ( is a place where you can thrive.

Department:Transactional Law ClinicsPre-Employment Screening:Education, Identity, License/Cert.Job Function:Faculty & Student Services Position Description:

As a Clinical Instructor you will:

  • Teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students and represent clients of the TLC and SPOs.

  • Participate in the classroom component of TLC and be involved in assisting with curriculum development.

  • Assist in the marketing and community outreach efforts of TLC and the SPOs by supporting the clinic’s endeavors to develop and nurture relationships with various client communities, organizations and client populations.

  • Participate in office wide projects such as administration and in the clinic’s program as a laboratory for innovation in practice and clinical legal education.

  • Assist, as needed, in helping to guide the SPOs with various internal and external related matters, as requested by the Director.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

School/Unit:Harvard Law School 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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:

Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) is a curriculum based, transactional practice law office and clinical education program 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. TLC’s legal practice includes general business, corporate, community economic development, non-profit, real estate, entertainment, and other transactional legal areas. TLC also includes two Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) – Recording Artists Project (RAP) and Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP).

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.