Professor of Practice and Director of Legal Writing

Washington & Lee School of Law invites applications for the position of Professor of Practice and Director of a newly constituted Legal Writing Program.  Responsibilities of the Director include teaching two sections of first-year legal writing each term, developing uniform research and writing assignments in consultation with other Legal Writing Instructors, overseeing the program, and teaching one additional course.   

In addition to holding a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited school, candidates for the position must have at least two to three years of post-J.D. experience in a position or positions requiring substantial legal writing.  We seek in particular candidates who are enthused about working closely with students in the development of this critical skill. 

The Director of Legal Writing position is a nine-month contractual position with teaching responsibilities beginning annually in mid-August and ending in mid-May. However, in the initial year of the Legal Writing Program, the position will commence on June 1 to provide time to work on program design. The Director initially will hold a two-year contract and will be eligible for longer-term appointments thereafter.  The anticipated salary for the nine-month position is $80,000.

Interested individuals should submit a statement of interest, cv, and references to Mary Ervin at  The position is open until filled, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning January 2, 2018.   

Washington and Lee University School of Law is an Equal Opportunity employer that adheres to a robust nondiscrimination policy.  Our school has a firm commitment to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and, in that regard, we welcome candidates who are members of communities traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academia.