Drake University Law School invites applications for the position of Director of the Entrepreneurial/Transactional Law Clinic. The position may begin in either the Spring 2020 or Fall 2020 semester, and will be a twelve-month position. The directorship could be annual or long-term contract depending on the candidate's qualifications and preferences. Additionally, a part-time configuration, allowing the Director to maintain a part-time private practice, might be an option for highly qualified candidates (revised, 9/9/19).
Drake has long excelled in clinical education and is a pioneer in the area. Our six clinics provide students with an outstanding legal experience in Children's Rights Law, Delinquency Law, Elder Law, General Civil Law, and Criminal Law. Housed in the state-of-the-art Neal and Bea Smith Law Center, the Legal Clinic is an integral part of the Law School Program and is supported by a multi-million dollar endowment. The Law School is located in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, a thriving metropolitan area of more than 600,000 people. Des Moines is consistently ranked in national surveys as one of the best places to live in the United States.
Candidates must possess a J.D. or comparable law degree and be admitted to, or able to satisfy the requirements for admission to the Iowa Bar. A distinguished record of clinical teaching or extensive practice-related experience, a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching, supervision and assessment, and service is preferred. At least three years of teaching and/or practice experience is also preferred.
More than 900 faculty and staff are part of the Bulldog pack, a close-knit community enthusiastic about providing the very best education, challenging assumptions, and welcoming new ideas and people into the fold. Drake University is not only an exceptional institution of higher learning, but also an exceptional place to work, and we are committed to attracting, retaining, and rewarding outstanding people.