Lecturer in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing
University of Washington School of Law
United States

Visiting Lecturer in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing

Position Overview

Organization: School of Law

Title: Visiting Lecturer - Legal Analysis, Research and Writing

Position Details

Position Description

Legal Analysis, Research and Writing – Visiting Lecturer  

The University of Washington School of Law invites applications for a Full-time Visiting Lecturer  to teach the first-year Legal Analysis, Research & Writing course (LARW) during the 2020-21 academic year on a 9-month basis. Our innovative LARW course offers first-year students seven credits of instruction in core lawyering skills including legal method, research, and writing. Legal writing courses at UW Law are taught by a team of dedicated and experienced faculty who stress collaboration and innovation. As a Visitor at the University of Washington you are encouraged to engage in research and service. The Visiting Lecturer is likely to be assigned to teach two sections of the LARW course for the full academic year. Typical class size ranges from 17 to 22.


Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have a law degree, strong academic record, and at least three years of post-law school experience that demonstrates the potential for excellence in teaching legal writing and other practical lawyering skills.  Teaching experienced and admission to the bar is preferred but not required. 

Additional Qualifications

Strong applicants will demonstrate

  • strong legal writing skills and substantial writing experience,
  • potential for excellence in teaching,
  • commitment to mentoring students,
  • commitment to creating an inclusive environment for students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and
  • enthusiasm about working as part of a team to continuously improve our first-year writing curriculum. 


Please submit applications through Interfolio.

Applications should include:

  1. A detailed cover letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation and experience
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. A writing sample that reflects either recent work in practice,or teaching materials you have prepared
  4. The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can provide a reference. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the School of Law will contact references as needed)

Please send queries about this position to Associate Dean Christine Cimini at cimini@uw.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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