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Lecturer in Law (Law Clinic)

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Ranked 3rd in the UK for Research Power (Times Higher Education research power measure, Research Excellence Framework 2021), Essex Law School is recognised across the world for taking excellence in research and excellence in education equally seriously. As one of the largest law schools in the UK, we offer a wide range of courses to our students. Alongside our single-honours LLB, we deliver joint LLBs with various other subjects such as human rights, politics, philosophy, business, finance, and criminology and run an award-winning joint English and French law degree. At the postgraduate level, we have courses in subjects including human rights (both LLMs and interdisciplinary MAs), business and commercial law, international trade law, maritime law and international law. The School is home to one of the largest student Law Clinics in the country, serving our wider community by providing students with hands-on experience of legal advice.

Duties of the Role

Based in the Law Clinic, the role will involve supervising advice and representation given to members of the public by students working in the Law Clinic, assisting with training such students, and contributing to development of the Clinic’s policies, procedures and direction. As an ASE appointee, the selected candidate will contribute to the School’s development of innovative and engaging clinical legal education and pedagogy. The appointee will also contribute to teaching of core and optional undergraduate modules, and demonstrate a commitment to providing an engaging, innovative curriculum that meets the modern needs of our student body. The successful candidates will take an active role in the administration of the Law Clinic and/or the School.

Skills and qualifications required

The Law Clinic is looking for an experienced legal practitioner and/or law clinician with experience of supervising cases in one or more areas of social welfare law (such as employment, immigration, family, housing, mental health, or welfare benefits law). The successful candidate will have substantial experience of legal practice and/or law clinical legal education, public legal education (street law) and/or practitioner training. They will have experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in engaging and innovative ways.

A full list of essential requirements can be found in the ‘Person Specification’ attached.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk.

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