Summary of Position
The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (UNH Franklin Pierce), a national leader in legal education with a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and quality engagement for all, is pleased to announce that it is currently seeking applicants for a Director of the Legal Residency Program. This position is a faculty appointment in which the successful candidate is on an alternate security line (similar to clinical tenure) and is also a Program Director responsible for the following: counseling and supervising student externs; developing and maintaining school year legal residencies; teaching clinical externship courses; recruiting and supervising adjunct externship supervisors and teachers; and supervising the development and expansion of external field clinical programs in cooperation with the law school’s existing clinical offerings. As a member of the senior administration and working closely with the Office of Career Services, the Director will be responsible for legal residency and field clinical programs that provide opportunities in the context of the “real world” to develop the skills, values and knowledge to be successful lawyers and to make connections that will lead to post-graduation opportunities in a variety of fields.
UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is committed to experiential education and specifically to allowing students opportunities to work in public service, government, in-house, law firm and judicial settings while earning academic credit. The school has a top-ranked Intellectual Property program and is uniquely situated as the only law school in New Hampshire. As a result, practitioners in all fields are interested and eager to supervise students. Our students extern part-time or full-time across the country and sometimes internationally.
Additional Job Information
UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
- Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school.
- Preferred five years post-JD legal work
- Experience and interest in mentoring and supervising students.
- High degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering.
- Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Creativity and flexibility in approaching and solving problems
- Strong interest in all aspects of legal practice, legal education, and the legal profession.
- Flexibility in scheduling, traveling, and being available for various events to support the Program
- Familiarity with and comfort navigating various software/platforms, including practice management and timekeeping software, Canvas or related learning management system(s), and cloud-based Microsoft Office programs