Mitchell Hamline School of Law seeks to hire a tenure-track or tenured faculty member with substantial practice or teaching experience to co-direct and teach in its nationally known Indian Law Program beginning in the summer or fall of 2020.
Our law school is located in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the Indigenous homelands of the Dakota Oyate. Eleven federally recognized tribes, including four Dakota and seven Ojibwe tribes, remain within the State. Just a few miles away from the law school is the City of Minneapolis, which was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement, and continues to boast one of the largest urban Indian populations in the country.
The Indian Law Program currently offers students courses in Federal Indian Law (offered every semester), Introduction to Tribal Law (offered every spring), and Advanced Indian Law (offered every fall). Students in both the in-person and blended programs are also able to participate in the year-round Indian Law Impact Litigation Clinic, which serves as lead counsel to tribes in treaty rights litigation in federal and state courts, and submits amicus briefs on behalf of tribes and tribal organizations in cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The ideal applicant for this position will have a strong regional or national reputation in the area of Indian law, experience teaching at an ABA accredited law school, and one or more scholarly publications. The candidate’s teaching package will include Introduction to Tribal Law in the blended program, one or more additional Indian law courses that fit the applicant’s area of interest and experience and the program’s needs (either clinical or doctrinal), and one core doctrinal course (first-year or otherwise). Applicants must have a J.D. degree and at least eight years of professional practice or teaching experience.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the campus community, as well as candidates who wish to work in a collaborative atmosphere with faculty and staff. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected status defined by law. Members of federally recognized Indian tribes are especially encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials to email@example.com: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a resume or CV; (3) a 1-2 page description of the applicant’s ideal teaching package and areas of expertise in the field of Indian law; (4) a 1-2 page diversity statement addressing your past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through your teaching, service, and scholarship; and (5) a list of 3-5 references. While we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application materials before January 24, 2020, for priority consideration. Please contact Prof. Colette Routel, Director of the Indian Law Program, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Mitchell Hamline School of Law was formed in 2015 by the combination of William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law. This extraordinary union brought together two law schools that have shaped Minnesota’s legal landscape for more than a combined 155 years, creating the top law school in the Midwest for students seeking a rigorous, practical, and problem-solving approach to legal education.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a legal education grounded in legal theory and distinguished by exceptional practical legal training. A forward-thinking, independent law school with a history dating back more than 100 years, we have continually shaped legal education to be relevant to our students, their future clients, and the legal profession. We are committed to making legal education accessible and offer an unmatched number of enrollment options. Our students graduate prepared to put their degree into practice or use their legal training in the profession of their choice.