Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Position: Director of Villanova Law School Entrepeneurship Law Clinic (rolling application review)


Villanova University School of Law
Director, Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

The Villanova University School of Law invites applications for a full-time professor to be the Director of its new Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, which will be one of six in-house clinics offered by the law school. The successful candidate will join a renowned clinical faculty dedicated to experiential learning and public service. (http://www.law.villanova.edu/Academics/Clinical%20Programs.aspx)
The Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, through its second and third-year law students, will provide free legal assistance on entity formation and other transactional matters to individuals and organizations, in both for-profit and non-profit ventures.

The Director is expected to design and oversee all aspects of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, including developing a syllabus and curriculum, teaching the seminar component of the clinic, supervising student casework, identifying and selecting clients and assuming responsibility for all casework. The Director will also be a member of the Clinical Program and of the law school faculty and will be expected to take an active part in their work. The Director will also be expected to work collaboratively with the Law School’s Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and with the School of Business’ Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. The Director will receive a renewable contract, with the potential for future promotion in rank. This position is being funded through a gift to the Law School. Continued employment is contingent upon identifying permanent funding beyond May 31, 2018.

Candidates should have significant experience (at least five years) practicing transactional law; significant knowledge and expertise in areas of law and practice needed to represent and advise start-up, non-profit and other entrepreneurial ventures, including familiarity with corporate formation, transactions and intellectual property; distinguished academic and professional achievement; the ability to work both collaboratively and independently and a demonstrated interest in and aptitude for teaching and student supervision. Candidates must possess the organizational and team skills essential to transactional practice and clinic management. Prior teaching and student supervision experience is preferred. Candidates must have a J.D. and be a member of the Pennsylvania bar or be willing to be licensed in Pennsylvania. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume. Please submit applications through the Villanova University Human Resources website at: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/5723.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Villanova University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. AA/EOE/M-F

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