The College of Law plans to launch a Small Business Clinic in August 2010 that will provide transactional legal services to small and emerging businesses in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Law students working under the supervision of an experienced business transactions attorney will provide clients with transactional legal services such as forming the appropriate entity, reviewing leases, drafting and reviewing contracts, and conducting legal research on specific problems. The Small Business Clinic will provide valuable hands-on training to law students while offering legal services to the community. The Small Business Clinic will perform only transactional legal work and will not do any type of litigation.
The principal duties include (1) developing and directing the Small Business Clinic and (2) teaching the Entrepreneurship Law and Practice course that is a prerequisite for the clinic, but may also be taken by students who do not plan to enroll in the clinic itself. The clinical professor will also be expected to engage in outreach to other organizations interested in small business development.
Applicants must have a distinguished academic background, including a J.D. from an accredited law school, and must be licensed to practice law in Ohio or have the ability to become licensed in the state promptly. Applicants should have a minimum of five years of general transactional business law experience in a law firm, corporate legal department, or law school small business clinic and experience working with small and emerging businesses. In addition, a successful applicant should have excellent lawyering, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills. Experience in clinical teaching or training less experienced lawyers and working with low- income and diverse clients are plusses.
Anticipated Start Date
Immediate. The position will remain open until filled. The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are especially encouraged from women, members of minority groups, and others whose backgrounds and experience would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.
Salary & Benefits
This is a twelve month, full-time, clinical (non- tenure track) position. The salary range is approximately $60,000 - $80,000 depending on qualifications & experience. The University offers an excellent benefits package including 22 vacation days, 15 sick days and 10 holidays; tuition remission for self, spouse and children; competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance; State of Ohio retirement & alternative plans; and more.
Apply on the University's electronic applicant-tracking website: www.jobsatuc.com and search for position #28UC0364. Attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. Your cover letter should address your qualifications. The search committee chairperson is Professor Mark Godsey.