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Teaching Fellow, Corporate Governance and Practice, Stanford Law School

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Stanford Law School offers multiple specialized LLM programs to international students who have practiced law outside the U.S. The Corporate Governance and Practice LLM program admits approximately 20 students annually. Working under the supervision of Professor Michael Klausner, the Faculty Director of the program, the Teaching Fellow will assume significant academic, advising and administrative responsibilities for these students. Applicants are sought for a two-year commitment, starting in August 2019, with the possibility of a third year by mutual agreement.

The Teaching Fellow will be responsible for teaching two courses: one on corporate law from an economics perspective; and another on corporate law practice. The latter course will include outside speakers from practice. The fellow will also organize other academic and social events, and will be responsible for managing the Corporate Governance and Practice LLM program on a day-to-day basis, advising LLM students on academic and career issues, responding to inquiries from prospective LLM applicants, screening and admitting applicants, and interacting with faculty in support of the LLM program goals and needs. The fellow will have the support of and work with the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, the Executive Director of the International Law Programs, and the Associate Dean for Admissions. Although this is a full time position, the fellow should be able to spend approximately half their time conducting their own research, and will have ready access to faculty for that purpose.

Qualifications:
  • Candidates for this position are expected to have strong academic records and references.
  • Professional experience in corporate practice is required, with three or more years of such experience preferred.
  • JD from a US school is preferred but candidates with an LLM or JSD will also be considered.
  • In the past, people who have held this position have used it as a step toward a tenure track position at a law school. We have a preference for candidates with an academic career in mind but this is not a requirement.
How to Apply:
  1. Submit your application online via the Stanford Careers website.
  2. Send the following materials via email to Spencer Williams at spencerw@stanford.edu: a cover letter (addressed to Professor Klausner), an official law school transcript, a resume/CV, copies of any publications, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references (at least two law professors).
Application deadline: Until position is filled

Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

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