The Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC) at the University of Missouri School of Law, part of the Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship (CIPE), provides free transactional legal services to creators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors. The School of Law is seeking a dynamic new director to expand the ELC's outreach to business clients in the campus, municipal, and regional communities. The ELC director will directly supervise students participating in the transactional legal clinic, build partnerships with legal and related services firms committed to supporting start-ups positively impacting the university and community, and participate in the CIPE, Law School, and university communities. The ELC Director provides classroom instruction, participates in client interviews, assists in and supervises the drafting legal documents, and offers legal advice regarding a range of issues faced by small businesses, including issues related to corporate formation, choice of entity, intellectual property, employment and licensing agreements, leasing, and financing decisions. The ideal candidate will have significant transactional experience including due diligence and document drafting related to business formation and intellectual property creation and protection.
Other duties will include: *giving regular and detailed oral and written feedback to students on their performance; *working with the CIPE Director and Law School Development office on ELC-specific fundraising efforts *delivering instruction in relevant lawyering and practice skills; *ensuring professional, ethical, high-quality representation of clinic clients; *engaging in client and expertise development, including monitoring of relevant legal and business developments; outreach and programming for potential clients and collaborators; and maintaining relationships with clients and external partners such as campus and university system units, industry groups, and law firms; *participating in advising students participating in the School of Law's Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review *assisting with curriculum design, development of teaching materials, and clinic administration and operations; and *engaging in independent on-going client representation when necessary.
*At least three years of experience in relevant transactional, business, or intellectual property practice areas or the equivalent; *superior writing, editing and verbal skills; *outstanding academic credentials; *sound judgment and exceptional ethical standards; *excellent teamwork and teambuilding skills; *potential for successful teaching and student supervision; *publication of articles, essays, or client alerts in media relevant to the practicing bar including municipal or state bar journals, ABA sponsored publications, or specialized journals *strong organizational and management skills and an aptitude for law practice management and clinic management; and *admission to practice in Missouri or ability to obtain eligibility no later than December 31, 2019.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter indicating teaching and, if applicable, scholarly interests, a CV and three names of references to the university's employment portal. Questions about the application process may be directed to Associate Dean Paul Litton at firstname.lastname@example.org or CIPE Director Sam Halabi at email@example.com .
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