Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - Westerfield Fellow

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Jun 28, 2022
Fellowship Education Legal

Job Description

The College of Law is accepting applications for a Westerfield Fellow to begin August 1, 2023. This position is designed for individuals pursuing a career in law teaching.  Applicants should have strong academic credentials and excellent communication skills.  Fellows are responsible for teaching two sections of a three-credit writing seminar each semester, and Fellows teach this seminar with the support of an experienced director and professors in a program in which the director and professors coordinate the content and pace of the classes.  Fellows also have the opportunity to create and teach a seminar on a topic of interest in the second year.  Fellows have a student teaching assistant and faculty mentor in addition to other professors in the program.  One-year contracts may be renewed, and typical fellowships are two years. Westerfield Fellows have been successful in obtaining tenure track positions at ABA-accredited law schools.

Please send your CV, cover letter, and statement about how you can promote diversity, equity, and inclusion to resumes@loyno.edu

About the College of Law

The College of Law is located in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States, with unique cuisine, museums, historical sites, and a flourishing arts and music community.  New Orleans is the seat of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Louisiana Supreme Court, Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, as well as other lower courts.  The College of Law has a student population of approximately 500 students, over forty faculty members, active clinics that have spearheaded numerous social justice reform efforts, and summer programs in Europe and Central America.  Its location in Louisiana, one of the world’s best known “mixed jurisdictions,” provides unique opportunities for comparative and international law scholarship.

Loyola University is an educational institution dedicated to fostering intellectual achievement, personal development, and social responsibility, and it is committed to the human dignity and worth of every person.  Loyola University strongly encourages applications from individuals who will bring diversity to the community.

Dean Louis Westerfield, the first African American dean of the College of Law, is remembered for promoting diversity and excellence in legal education.