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Texas A&M University - Faculty Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Lecturer in Fort Worth, Texas

Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Lecturer Law

Location Fort Worth, TX

Open Date 4/23/2024

Position ID 137922


Texas A&M University School of Law invites applications for one non-tenure track Lecturer position. This is a full-time 11-month position. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2024.

The Justice Reform Foundation Practitioner-in-Residence ( “ Lecturer ” ) practices law, works with other clinic attorneys, and teaches and supervises law clinic students to represent low income clients in criminal defense cases in Tarrant and the surrounding counties.

Job Description The Lecturer practices law, teaches, and supervises law students representing low income clients in criminal defense cases.


-Trains and supervises law students to provide excellent legal representation.

-Represents clients and handles client load when students are unavailable.

-Reviews, edits, and approves letters, emails, pleadings, memos, documents, and trial notebooks produced by students.

-Advises students through the different stages of client representation, including interviews and engagement, strategy, research and other fact-finding, drafting and filing pleadings, writing memos, preparing for court appearances, including trials.

-Upholds and enhances the reputation of the TAMU Law and its clinical program by working with clients, community partners and students in a respectful and ethical manner.

-Provides organizational and administrative support in law clinic operations, including community and donor relations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Strong leadership qualities that help the Knowledge of legal research systems. -Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Ability to supervise law students and assign and review their work. Ability to teach in classroom and one-on-one.


Education and Experience: -Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at least five years of experience in legal practice, a minimum of 3 of those years should have experience in criminal defense work.

Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses: Licensed by State Bar of Texas for a minimum of 5 years. The preferred candidate will have at least 3 years of work experience in criminal defense.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit online at http://apply.interfolio.com/145185


  • Cover Letter

  • CV

  • Personal Statement on Research, Teaching and Service as applicable

  • 3-5 contact references

If you have questions, please contact Lori Rogde at lrogde@law.tamu.edu