Suffolk University Law School’s top-15 ranked Clinical Programs welcomes applications for a Visiting Clinical Professor at any faculty rank to launch a new Legislative-Regulatory Policy & Practice Clinic during the 2023-24 academic year. The Legislative-Regulatory Policy & Practice Clinic (“Leg-Reg Clinic”) would be one of two new clinics for the 2023-24 school year, bringing to 14 the number of in-house clinics designed to meet growing student demand.The visitor will supervise, mentor, and advise clinical students in their case and project work and teach the related clinical seminar. The Visitor may teach a non-clinical course in a related subject area, but this is not a requirement.

Position Description:
The visitor would design, launch, and direct Suffolk’s new Leg-Reg Clinic. The Leg-Reg Clinic would be a full-year clinic offered for 10 credits (5 credits/semester) serving students in their last 2 years of law school. Students enrolled in the Leg-Reg Clinic would work on a variety of local, state, and/or federal legislative matters, including potentially representing non-profits with legislative/regulatory policy issues, as well as drafting legislative and regulatory proposals on pressing issues. The visitor will be responsible for developing a docket of cases and projects and partnering with local and national organizations, as appropriate. The Leg-Reg Clinic could handle a diverse range of legal issues or focus on one or more specific areas of law, for example firearms regulation or criminal justice reform. The precise design and docket of the Leg-Reg Clinic will be determined by the visitor’s expertise and interests, as well as the needs of the community and availability of suitable clinic matters, in consultation with the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning.

  • Eligible candidates must possess a JD.
  • Admision to the Massachusetts Bar, or qualification to be admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, is preferred.
  • Successful candidates will have at least five (5) years of legal experience involving legislative and regulatory drafting and advocacy.
  • Experience in clinical teaching and/or experience supervising or mentoring new attorneys is preferred.
  • A record of and/or demonstrated interest in intellectual engagement with the subject matter is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, clients, and other stakeholders is strongly preferred.