Drake University Law School

About Drake University Law School

More than 900 faculty and staff are part of the Drake University community, a close-knit group enthusiastic about fulfilling our mission to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. Drake Law School prepares outstanding graduates who will promote justice, serve their communities and the legal profession, and uphold the ideals of ethics and professionalism. We cultivate critical thinking and professional skills, produce meaningful scholarship, and engage in public service. Drake University is not only an exceptional institution of higher learning, but also an exceptional place to work, and we are committed to attracting, retaining, and rewarding outstanding people. Several strengths set Drake apart: •Strong support for professional growth and development, including life long learning opportunities; internal funding for research, scholarship, and service activities; and extensive support in securing external funding

•Belief in a healthy work/life balance, as evidenced in competitive offerings of vacation, holiday, and personal time •Dedication to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment

•Exceptional benefits package including health, dental, tuition, and retirement planning •Substantive involvement of faculty and staff in University governance and strategic planning through Faculty Senate and All Staff Council.

•Located in Des Moines, Iowa, a diverse and vibrant capital city that's attracted national attention

Drake University Law School
Aug 11, 2020
Full time
DRAKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL invites applicants for three positions: 1)  Clinical Professor and Director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights. The twelve-month faculty position may begin as early as July 2021. It will be annual or long-term contract or tenure-track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and preferences.  The Center works to advance children's rights and improve the child welfare system. Director’s duties include case selection and clinic design, supervising direct representation and assessing students, teaching a weekly skills development seminar, engaging in community education, and directing system reform efforts. Candidates must possess a J.D. or comparable law degree and be admitted, or able to satisfy the requirements for admission, to the Iowa Bar. An exceptional academic record, distinguished record of clinical teaching or extensive practice-related experience, a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching, supervision...