Law Lecturer - Trial Advocacy

Lincoln, NE
Part TimeTemporary
10-09-2019
Job #: F_190194
Description:
The University of Nebraska College of Law anticipates making several non-tenure track faculty appointments at the rank of lecturer to begin in the Spring 2020 semester. Teaching duties include the following:
  • Attend and assist weekly classroom instruction providing demonstrations and insight as required
  • Conduct weekly student performance sessions (ensuring each assigned student performs the skill being taught during each session) and provide effective oral critiques of those performances
  • Evaluate student performances in class (including final trial exercises) and provide written input to the resident faculty member in charge of course for purposes of assisting the resident faculty member in assigning course grades.
  • Evaluate student written assignments and provide written input to the resident faculty member in charge of course for purposes of assisting the resident faculty member in assigning course grades.
  • Conduct one in-person video review session with each assigned student per semester.
  • Assist director with course materials selection (including final trial exercise problems), preparing syllabus and writing assignments.
  • Meet periodically before and during the semester with the resident faculty member and other lecturers to discuss course developments and coordinate approaches among the class sections.
  • Attend “train the trainer” seminar(s) designed to provide instruction for teaching trial advocacy.
  • Other duties as assigned by the resident faculty member.
  • Approximate allocation of responsibilities:
  • Preparing for and participating in lecture, preparing for and conducting weekly student performance sessions and providing oral critiques of those performances – 60%.
  • Reviewing students written assignments and video-recordings of performances and providing detailed written and oral critique – 30%.
  • Meet with the resident faculty member and other lecturers to coordinate approaches to teaching class sections; other duties as assigned – 10%.

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school or its foreign equivalent.
  • Minimum five years post J.D. expertise in courtroom litigation as demonstrated in resume.
  • Minimum five cases tried to a jury as an attorney or presided over as a judge.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior trial advocacy teaching experience at the law school level or for other organizations involved in providing training for attorneys and/or law students including, but not limited to the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), National College of District Attorneys (NCDA), or equivalent.
  • Prior participation in trial advocacy teacher training courses provided by organizations involved in providing training for attorneys including, but not limited to the NITA, NCDA, Stetson University College of Law (Stetson) or equivalent.
  • Prior participation in trial advocacy courses provided by organizations involved in providing training for attorneys including, but not limited to the NITA, NCDA, Stetson, American Inns of Court (AIC), American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Trial Lawyers College, Gideon’s Promise or equivalent.
  • Prior participation in mock trial team at the law school level.
  • Familiarity with Nebraska state court jury trial procedure.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required

Criminal History Background Check Required Yes

Posted Salary

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
Steve Schmidt
sschmidt4@unl.edu

Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type Part-Time Temporary

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No


Closing Date: 8th November, 2019
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