Clinical â Director of Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic (Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor of Law)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
Location: Concord, New Hampshire
Type: Non tenure-track
Internal Number: PF0658FY23
The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (UNH Franklin Pierce), a national leader in legal education with a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and quality engagement for all, is pleased to announce that it seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor to serve as Director of the Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic (the Intellectual Property Clinic) to begin July 2023.The Director of the Intellectual Property Clinic is a full-time member of the law-school faculty who represents, and supervises and trains students to represent, clients in a variety of IP matters. The Director is also expected to teach associated IP courses in the residential and hybrid programs; serve as one of the law schoolâs primary connections to the IP bar; work with practicing attorneys and alumni to determine current needs in IP practice; and participate in faculty governance. The position demands administrative and communication skills necessary to run and promote a program that involves numerous constituents.
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications Â·JD from an ABA-accredited law school. Â·Admission to the New Hampshire bar (or eligibility for admission on motion). Â·At least five years of full-time legal practice experience in copyright, trademark and patent law and be eligible to serve as a Faculty Clinic Supervisor of the USPTOâs Law School Clinic Certification Program (requirements available at https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2020-2022-Law_School_Application_Packet-May-2021.pdf - see Part IV.C for licensure and experience requirements). Â·The ability to manage a practice with other clinicians, including shared staff supervision, clinic budget setting and expense review, case and docket management, management of client information and client funds systems, periodic reporting made both internal to the institution and to external agencies, insurance coverage management, mail and phone handling, clinic meetings, space management, and periodic additional firm management issues. Â·Excellent interpersonal skills, including great communication and listening skills, and an ability to work with students in times of high stress. Â·The interest in and ability to teach in an innovative environment, both in-person and online. Â·A dedication to mentoring students both on campus and remotely. Â·Teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to service both within the law school and in regional, state, national and/or international arenas. Â·A commitment to promoting inclusive excellence and diversity. Â·Ability to effectively work with our rapidly expanding and diverse student population. Â·Excelling as a team player and possessing a collegial and flexible nature and a commitment to excellence in performing institutional service and governance responsibilities.
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.