University of Manitoba Faculty of Law
The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law invites applications for a two-year term position as Director of Clinical Legal Education at a rank (Instructor, Assistant, Associate or Professor) to be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate, to begin July 1, 2013 or earlier. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Position Number: 15657
Director of Clinical Legal Education
The Faculty is seeking an outstanding candidate to coordinate, enhance and expand its experiential and clinical learning offerings and to actively participate in the life of both the academic and broader community.
ABOUT THE FACULTY OF LAW: The University of Manitoba's Faculty of Law (Robson Hall) has had a long record of commitment to integrating traditional legal education with excellent experiential and clinical learning. For over 30 years, the LLB (now JD) program has included mandatory clinical courses in the first two years of study and a wide range of clinical experience in the third year. Robson Hall is also the home of the University Law Centre which offers student representation to clients in criminal matters who qualify for legal aid but would otherwise not be assigned a lawyer. Robson Hall offers several internship courses for third year students including the Legal Help Centre, an inner city legal information clinic for members of the community who may not qualify for legal aid; the Public Interest Law Centre which advocates for disadvantaged groups in the community; and the Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic which acts for not-for-profit organizations. The law school has a vibrant chapter of Pro Bono Canada and our students compete in a variety of local, national and international moots.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Faculty of Law seeks a Director who will build upon this legacy and provide leadership within the faculty for this integral component of the JD program. The main criterion for this position is professional excellence and a commitment to legal education.
The Director will:
- Assess our current program to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement and implement approved recommendations.
- Coordinate, enhance and expand existing experiential and clinical offerings.
- Supervise and administer the clinical/experiential program.
- Teach courses as agreed upon with the Dean.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: candidate who is hired at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor must have an advanced degree in law or other discipline and a proven record of (or demonstrated potential for) excellence in research and scholarship.
The minimum qualifications for the position are:
- Significant experience in the practice of law and/or legal education.
- A JD or equivalent degree.
- Eligibility for admission to the Manitoba Bar.
- A proven record of (or demonstrated potential for) excellence in teaching and mentoring students.
- A commitment to reflective practice and to legal education.
FURTHER INFORMATION: The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba has approximately 300 JD students and an LL.M. program. It is also home to the Centre for Human Rights Research, the Asper Chair in International Business and Trade Law and the Desautels Centre in Private Enterprise and the Law. A number of journals are based at the Faculty: the Canadian Journal of Human Rights, the only legal periodical in Canada to focus on human rights scholarship; the Manitoba Law Journal and Underneath the Golden Boy, dedicated to publishing reviews of developments in Manitoba case law and statutes; the Asper Review of International Business & Trade Law; and the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law. The University of Manitoba, the Province's only medical doctoral university has a student population of over 26,000. Winnipeg is the capital city (population approximately 700,000) of Manitoba and offers excellent cultural, sporting and recreational activities.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Each application should include a curriculum vitae, and a written statement regarding practice, teaching and research relevant to experiential and clinical learning. Applicants should also arrange to have copies of all academic transcripts and three letters of reference sent directly to the addressee below. The deadline for receipt of completed applications, including letters of reference is November 18, 2012; however, the Hiring Committee may consider applications received after that date and until the position is filled.
The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations or gender identities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applications, transcripts, and letters of reference should be sent to:
Dean Lorna A. Turnbull
c/o Marcia Kort, Confidential Assistant to the Dean
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2
Fax: (204) 474-7663
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of the "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
For more information on this and other opportunities, please visit: umanitoba.ca/employment.