Friday, October 17, 2008

We've gotten permission to post this ad for lateral candidates:

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGASWILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for at least one tenure-track Associate Professor or tenured Full Professor of Law position, with appointment to begin with the 2009-2010 academic year. We have substantial flexibility in subject matter interests, with special interest in clinical teaching. We seek candidates with excellent academic records and experience and who have a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching. Candidates must have earned a JD from an ABA-accredited law school or an equivalent degree. Applicants for Full Professor must have records of substantial accomplishment and qualifications sufficient to be awarded tenure. Salary will be commensurate with the labor market. This position, like all faculty positions, is contingent on funding. Application review will begin immediately.

The Boyd School of Law is a fully-accredited public law school in state-of-the-art facilities at the center of the UNLV campus. We have a diverse faculty of new and experienced legal educators drawn from top institutions. The Boyd School of Law has 488 students enrolled (372 full-time,116 part-time) and 41 full-time faculty. For more information on the Boyd School of Law, see our website at UNLV is a premier metropolitan research university located in the nation’s fastest growing city. It is the state’s largest comprehensive doctoral degree granting institution, with more than 28,000 students and more than 850 full-time faculty. UNLV provides traditional and professional academic programs for a diverse student body and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning, and scholarship. For more information on the University, see the UNLV website at Applicants should submit a letter of interest, along with a detailed resume, three professional references, and off-prints of your published works.

Contact: Professor Nancy Rapoport, Chair, Appointments Committee, UNLV—Boyd School of Law, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway – Box 451003, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1003.

UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.


Anonymous said...

I want to forward your lateral announcement to a minority listserv. Do you prefer hard-copy submissions, or may candidate send their submissions by e-mail?

Stephen said...

how much this spokesperson knows about judicial ethics in other jurisdictions, but no one has taken her on voir dire to find out just how many judicial ethics experiences she has had in just how many other jurisdictions.

It isn't as if even a large jurisdiction (e.g. Texas) has a lot of judicial ethics decisions. Is a spokesperson supposed to have actually been involved in a large number of cases?

That is not possible.

Be aware of them? That is pretty much what a person does who talks about ethics in various jurisdictions.

I just sat through a wonderful presentation by Mssr Phillips, who used to be on the Texas Supreme Court about ethics. Judicial ethics in specific areas is a favorite area of study of his, yet even he doesn't have a lot of experience in the area.

It just isn't an area where one gets a lot of experience, even if one litigates, lobbies, researches or publishes in the area.

Just an FYI for anonymous. It isn't like ADR where there are lots of journals, thousand of mediations conducted a day and it is easy to have a lot of experience by just breathing.

Anyway, just a thought.

Nancy Rapoport said...

Dear Anonymous #1, whose comment I deleted.

Get your own blog.

Dear Anonymous #2: Thanks so much for offering to forward the ad to a minority listserv. Email applications are just fine, and I sure appreciate your help!

Dear Stephen: Thanks for your defense -- I deleted the anonymous comment to which your comment referred, but I've left your response, because I think it's quite good and on point.

Parantar said...

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Anonymous said...

Have forwarded your announcement to two lists; best of luck with your search!


Nancy Rapoport said...

Dear Anonymous #2--thanks so much for spreading the word about these openings! I sure appreciate your help--