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Position Type: Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 09/18/13 Closes: 10/07/13
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
The Director of Externships directs the School of Law’s Legal Externship Programs as a critical part of the law school’s senior staff in close collaboration with faculty and the clinical programs to provide law students with rich experiences in a wide range of field placements throughout the legal profession. The Director provides supervisory and administrative support for the programs and ensures they comply with accrediting standards. In addition, the Director teaches the classroom components for the externship programs, and as needed, other courses and related workshops. This position will work closely with the Law Career Development Office (LCDO) and clinics.
In collaboration with the LCDO, the Director will:
- Develop and maintain relationships with public and private sector employers as well as members of the judiciary.
- Establish and maintain externship placement opportunities for students throughout the year including all semesters.
- Advise students in selecting appropriate externship opportunities; and monitor, supervise and teach students throughout the externship experience.
- Provide oversight, logistics, marketing, document production, etc. in the promotion and execution of the program.
- Collect and maintain data and plan internship fairs and receptions for participating employers and judges.
Teaching and Supervision
In collaboration with the clinics, the Director will:
- Design, organize, implement and teach the classroom component to help students synthesize their fieldwork experiences and further develop their lawyering skills, ethical awareness, and professionalism.
- Review and provide comments on student's work, primarily journals and guided reflections of their experiences.
- Recruit, train, and supervise adjunct faculty as well as identify and recruit full-time faculty with substantive expertise to teach the other sections, ensuring quality and consistency in the classroom offerings.
- Maintain relationships with the offices where interns are placed and with the on-site supervisors at those locations.
- Evaluate and monitor the quality of the experience and the supervision, including intervening where problems arise and reviewing written evaluations at the conclusion of each placement.
Program Policy Evaluation and Development
The Director oversees development and implementation of the programs. In this capacity, the Director will also:
- Create new programs or recommend clinics for specific practice areas as the need arises.
- Serve as a contact person for students and the public at large for the externship programs.
Applicants must have a J.D. degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience, and strong legal credentials. The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively and independently and must have a creative approach to problem solving, with strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, and demonstrated success in collaborating within all levels of an institution. Preference will be given to candidates who possess strong administrative skills and experience in legal clinical programs.
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