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Visiting Lecturer - Legal Research and Writing

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School / Campus / College: School of Law

Organization: School of Law

Title: Visiting Lecturer - Legal Research and Writing

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington School of Law invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, Visiting Lecturer to teach the first-year Legal Analysis, Research & Writing course (LARW) during the 2022-2023 academic year beginning September 16, 2022. This is a non-tenure track position.  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. 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.

The University of Washington School of Law holds to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Multi-culturalism and Anti-racism as fundamental values. This work is an ongoing effort engaging the entire UW Law community. Candidates are encouraged to examine our Diversity web page and review the Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Multi-culturalism and Anti-Racism see

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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 experience and admission to the Washington bar is preferred but not required. 

Strong applicants will demonstrate:

  • Excellent 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. 


  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)

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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