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Baylor seeks to hire one full-time tenure-track professor in Business/Transactional Law, one full-time lecturer in Litigation Drafting, and one full-time lecturer in Transactional Drafting within Baylor Law School. Baylor also seeks to hire part-time temporary adjunct lecturers in the Legal Analysis, Research, and Communications (LARC) Program within Baylor Law School:
Assistant Professor of Business/Transactional Law
The primary teaching responsibility includes electives in the areas of transactional, commercial, or business areas based upon Baylor Law’s curricular needs and the applicant’s experience. Such courses could include real estate finance, construction, oil & gas/alternative energy, debt financing, business succession planning, individual or entity income taxation, nonprofit organizations, digital/cybersecurity, elder law/special needs, retirement, international business transactions, international trade, consumer protection, bankruptcy, creditors remedies, negotiable instruments/payment systems, franchising, sports law, healthcare.
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Full-time Lecturer (Transactional Drafting)
The selected individual will have responsibility for teaching in the Legal Analysis, Research & Communications (LARC) program. Responsibilities include working collaboratively with other faculty members of the Baylor Law Writing Program to create, teach and grade assignments for the LARC 4 course (Transactional Drafting) and coordinating all of the writing efforts across all three years of the curriculum to ensure consistency and best management of resources. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of transactional legal writing experience, including drafting and analyzing a variety of different contracts and business entity governing documents.
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Full-time Lecturer (Persuasive Writing; Litigation Drafting)
The candidate should have substantial experience in persuasive writing and litigation drafting, including drafting appellate briefs and a variety of different pleadings, trial motions, and similar work product. The selected individual will have responsibility for teaching in the Legal Analysis, Research & Communications (LARC) program, specifically LARC 3, our required persuasive writing course, and LARC 5, our litigation drafting course. He or she will teach several sections of both courses each year. He or she will be one of several LARC 3 instructors. With respect to the LARC 5 course, the candidate will be expected to collaborate and coordinate project planning with instructors for the LARC 4 (transactional drafting). Thus, the ideal candidate will also have experience in analyzing and drafting a variety of contracts. The candidate will share additional responsibilities as well, such as periodically serving as a judge in the Practice Court program and collaborating with other legal writing faculty members to create problems for writing competitions.
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Part-time Temporary Adjunct Lecturer (LARC 5)
Baylor Law seeks an adjunct lecturer to teach a section of the LARC 5 course, a course that focuses on litigation drafting. The candidate should have experience in litigation drafting, including drafting a variety of different pleadings, trial motions, and similar work product. The Law School welcomes expressions of interest, especially from candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty. Remote teaching may be a possibility.
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Candidates must possess a juris doctor. You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; transcripts, a list of three references in the application process, and two writing samples demonstrating the candidate’s writing style. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information about the Baylor Law Legal Writing Program, please visit www.baylor.edu/law/LegalWriting.
For questions or further information regarding any of the positions listed above, please contact Karen Ehgotz, Faculty Office Manager at Baylor Law, at Karen_Ehgotz@baylor.edu, or 254.710.3691.
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