University of Wisconsin Law School — Director, Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Law & Entrepreneurship (L&E) Clinic is part of the experiential training at the University of Wisconsin Law School and provides legal services worth over $1.5 million per year to entrepreneurs. Our faculty bring varying experiences, views, and approaches to their teaching and help students develop into confident, successful lawyers. We are committed to excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.

The Director’s job duties are:

Leadership:

  • Develop ideas and plans for projects within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Conduct outreach, networking, and collaborations with entrepreneurial law clinics and other organizations throughout the country.
  • Raise funds for the operations of the L&E Clinic.

Administration:

  • Manage the administrative and operational aspects of the L&E Clinic, including working with Law School and university administration.
  • Manage and mentor the staff and faculty of the L&E Clinic.
  • Perform other duties to support the mission as needed.

Education:

  • Assist in the design, development, and delivery of classes and programs.
  • Mentor and supervise law students, helping them develop client-relationship skills, professionalism, and quality work products.
  • Develop and maintain an active client list that ensures a challenging environment for students.

Qualifications:

  • Admission to the Wisconsin Bar (or eligibility for admission on motion) required.
  • Teaching experience highly preferred.
  • Multiple years’ experience in transactional legal work highly preferred.
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills, including sociability, resourcefulness, diplomacy, cultural sensitivity, and discretion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders including governmental agencies, entrepreneurs, policymakers, practitioners, experts, and donors.
  • Ability to set goals, resolve problems in a timely manner, and make decisions that enhance an organization’s effectiveness.

Open until filled, but for full consideration, apply by Jan. 10, 2022.

Applications must be through the Jobs@UW website: https://bit.ly/JBHEd

Position number is: 244476-AS

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