Mitchell Hamline School of Law-a leader in pedagogical innovation dedicated to expanding access to high-quality legal education-seeks adjunct professors to teach the following courses in Fall 2022:
Advanced Civil Dispute Resolution (remote and synchronous; Monday nights from 6:00-8:55 p.m. Central Time)
Course Description: This course will cover important aspects of advanced civil procedure including study of the theory and practice of class-action litigation, multi-district litigation, and appeals. The course provides deeper analysis of topics including conflict of laws, federal jurisdiction, forum selection, and litigation funding.
Criminal Justice: Prosecution (Externship Course) (in person; Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:55 p.m. Central Time)
This externship involves students in numerous courtroom appearances on behalf of the prosecution in all phases of the misdemeanor case.
Course Description: Students prosecute misdemeanor cases and attend skills exercise classes. Each student, under the direct supervision of a practicing city attorney, observes and conducts the charging of cases, arraignments, pretrial conferences, court trials and, where possible, a jury trial. Classroom discussions consider both the prosecution and defense roles and focus on special areas of importance to the misdemeanor practitioner, with an emphasis on the DWI and Implied Consent Laws.
Seminar: Media Law (in person; Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-2:55 p.m. Central Time)
Course Description: This class is about the First Amendment and the Free Press. The course covers 1) legal issues generated by the activities of the mass media; 2) regulations of print, broadcast, and electronic media, including laws that govern obscenity and pornography, laws aimed at balancing free press and fair trial rights, and laws meant to preserve multiple voices in a market; 3) publication-related issues such as libel and invasion of privacy, and newsgathering-related issues such as the extent of the reporter's privilege and restrictions on access to information; 4) common law, regulatory law including Federal Communications Commission regulations, and statutory law including the Freedom of Information Act. But the primary focus of the course will be on how the First Amendment limits governmental control over the media. The final grade will be based on class participation, an exam, and preparation of a paper on a topic selected by the student and approved by the professor. With the professor's prior approval, students may prepare a "long paper" to satisfy the Advanced Research and Writing requirement. Students get three credits if they write a long paper and two credits if they write a shorter paper.
Torts: The Common Law Process (in person; Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:55 p.m. Central Time)
This is a required first-year class.
Course Description:Encompasses common law, intentional torts, defenses and privileges, and negligence.
We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our campus community and wish to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, service, and scholarship.
Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or foreign equivalent degree. We encourage those who attended HBCU law schools or undergraduate institutions, as well as other institutions that have historically graduated substantial diverse student populations to apply. We value collaborative, institution-minded colleagues with practice experience, community engagement experience, and a passion for teaching. Experience or interest int teaching online preferred.
The fall semester begins on August 14 and runs through November 21. All courses use Canvas. Training on Canvas will be made available prior to the start of the semester. Adjunct faculty must adhere to all deadlines, including posting the syllabus and first assignment on Canvas by August 4 and submitting final grades by January 3.
Please apply online (https://mitchellhamline.edu/employment/) and provide a cover letter, resume, and whether in your cover letter or a separate document, a statement addressing your past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through your teaching and service.
For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by April 29, 2022. Members of diverse and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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, gender identity, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected status defined by law.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
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.