Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills (LAWS)

Southwestern Law School is seeking applicants for a full-time position as a professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS).  Our innovative LAWS course offers first-year students six credits of instruction in core lawyering skills, including research, writing, oral advocacy, and professionalism. 

Entry-level appointment as an Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills is for an initial contract of one year with the possibility of presumptively renewable five-year contracts after the third year.  LAWS professors participate actively in the life of Southwestern and enjoy full faculty voting rights.  The LAWS program has a director and shared core assignments, but faculty members each select and develop their own teaching materials and lessons. 

Applicants must have a law degree, strong academic record, and at least three years of post-law school experience demonstrating the potential for excellence in teaching legal writing and other practical lawyering skills.  Teaching experience is preferred but not required. 

Southwestern is committed to faculty diversity.  Applicants should be prepared to start work as early as July 1, 2023, and to start teaching as early as August 8, 2023.  Please send a cover letter and resume to  You can address your cover letter to Members of the Recruitment Committee. 

Southwestern Law School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other prohibited category. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.