Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7121389 (Ref:if108167)

Posted: January 17, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Oklahoma College of Law invites applications for two full-time faculty appointments to join our collaborative legal research and writing faculty team beginning in Fall 2023. These positions are part of a Ranked Renewable Term career track with voting rights, eligibility for promotion, and opportunities for renewable, multi-year contracts. Our mission statement and other information can be found at
LRW is required for all first-year students and is taught as a two-semester, five-credit hour series of courses. Each legal writing professor teaches approximately 40–45 students per semester. Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent research and writing skills, diagnose legal writing difficulties, and mentor students in one-to-one and small-group settings. Our legal writing faculty members follow a common syllabus for the first-year LRW courses, work collaboratively to develop writing assignments, and provide each other with significant support. In addition to teaching in the first-year legal writing program, these appointments will offer the option of teaching upper-level writing classes on a rotating basis. All legal writing faculty members are expected to coach and travel with at least one team in the College of Law’s moot court program and take on regular committee assignments and other service obligations.

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Strong academic record
  • Excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills
  • One of the following:
    • Experience teaching full-time or as an adjunct in a law school, preferably in legal writing;
    • At least three years of law practice experience in a position requiring significant legal writing

Applications should include the following: (1) a cover letter addressing your interest in and approach to teaching legal writing; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) three references; (4) a writing sample; and (5) (if available) teaching evaluations from the most current year of teaching. Confidential inquiries and requests for information may be sent to Professor Erin DeWalt at [email protected]

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