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Adjunct Professors of Law

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Adjunct Professors of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law

Description: The successful candidates will teach one or more of the following courses: (1) a three-credit hour course, Immigration law, which familiarizes students with bases upon which the U.S. admits and removes non-U.S. citizens from the country pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act; (2) a three-credit hour course, Alternative Dispute Resolution, which explores negotiation, mediation, and arbitration as ways of resolving legal conflicts outside the litigation process; (3) a two- or three-credit hour course, Agricultural Law, in which students examine state statutory and common law affecting people in the business of farming; legal considerations in farm land ownership; use of credit; farm tenancy, employment of farm labor; water and drainage law; livestock law; cooperatives and not-for-profit corporations in agriculture; and the impact of zoning, eminent domain and the nuisance theory on farming; (4) a three-credit course, Oil and Gas Law, which explores state statutory and common law affecting oil and gas rights; (5) a three-hour credit hour course, State and Local Government Law, which provides an introduction to the law related to state government; the state/federal relationship; (6) a three-hour credit hour course, Introduction to American Law, which provides an introduction to American Law for non JD students; (7) a three-hour credit hour course, Legal Research for Non-Lawyers, which provides an overview of legal research skills for the MLS program; (8) a three-hour credit hour course, Water Law, which deals with various aspects of the law relating to the use of water; (9) a three-hour credit hour course, Natural Resources Law, which explores aspects of the law relating to natural resources from an energy perspective; (10) a two- or three-hour credit clinic/externship, Innocence Project, which reviews evidence and uses post-conviction advanced forensic DNA testing. Evidence is reviewed for eyewitness misidentification, false confessions, ineffective counsel, unreliable forensic evidence and misconduct by prosecutors and police; (11) a two- or three-hour credit clinic/externship, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, which will focus on providing legal support for small businesses and entrepreneurs; (12) a three-hour credit course, Patent Prosecution and Drafting, which explores the interaction between applicants and a patent office with regard to a patent, or an application for a patent and legal action relating to the infringement of patents; (13) two one- to three-hour credit courses, Current Developments in International Law, which will focus on introducing students to the international court and political system structures in other countries; and on the body of treaties and legislation, such as Regulations and Directives, which have direct effect or indirect effect on the laws of European Union member states; (14) Current Developments in American Law, which will focus on new developments and current legal trends.

Qualifications:
A Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a minimum of five years of legal practice in one or more of the listed subject areas are required. Prior law school teaching or legal training experience and a demonstrated interest in training young lawyers are preferred.

Deadline for Application:
April 30, 2013, or until filled.

Application Procedure:
Applications should be emailed to lawdean@siu.edu or by U.S. Mail. A complete application will require a letter of application with a resume and contact information for three references to:

Frank Houdek, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
SIU School of Law
Mail Code 6804
1150 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901


SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a
diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and
will receive consideration.