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Adjunct Professor-Health Law Clinic (2021-2022 Academic Year)

Posted 2 years ago

Mitchell Hamline School of Law—a leader in pedagogical innovation dedicated to expanding access to high-quality legal education—seeks an adjunct professor to co-teach the Health Law Clinic. The Health Law Clinic utilizes the Medical Legal Partnership model in partnership with United Family Medicine (a Federally Qualified Health Center in St. Paul) with the goal of using legal interventions to address social determinants of health. Under this model, professors and students provide legal screenings and direct representation to United Family Medicine patients referred by their medical provider for legal services.

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our campus community and wish to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, service, and scholarship.

Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or foreign equivalent degree, be licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota and have a minimum of two (2) years of practice experience in one of the following areas – social security disability, public benefits, housing, family law or immigration. We encourage those who attended HBCU law schools or undergraduate institutions, as well as other institutions that have historically graduated substantial diverse student populations to apply. We value collaborative, institution-minded colleagues with practice experience, community engagement experience, and a passion for teaching.

Our law school is in an historic area of Saint Paul, on the Indigenous homelands of the Dakota Oyate, home to the Penumbra and Fitzgerald theaters, ethnic restaurants, and one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Just across the river, Minneapolis is the home to the Walker Art Center, First Avenue, the Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and one of the nation’s liveliest performing arts scenes. The city was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement and continues to boast one of the largest urban Indian populations in the country. Eleven federally recognized tribes, including four Dakota and seven Ojibwe tribes, remain within the State of Minnesota.

Minneapolis and Saint Paul are among the top cities for the arts and entertainment, sports, biking, cross-country skiing, active lifestyles, non-profit organizations, and exceptionally high levels of volunteer engagement.

Please apply online and provide: a cover letter, a resume, and whether in your cover letter or a separate document, a statement addressing your past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through your teaching and service. For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by May 15, 2021. Interviews will be scheduled in May. Members of diverse and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the campus community, as well as candidates who wish to work in a collaborative atmosphere with faculty and staff. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected status defined by law.

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