The Director of Externship and Pro Bono Programs is a member (non-tenure-track instructor) of the faculty of the College of Law and will oversee the College's academic year programs for externships outside of the Boise area, the summer externship program for all geographic areas, and the mandatory pro bono program for all students. In addition the Director will perform such other duties as the Dean or the Director of Clinical Programs may assign. This position requires periodic, and sometimes substantial, travel.
Develop, manage and teach the externship program by developing and maintaining high quality supervisors and placement locations evidenced by student feedback and periodic site visits, including maintaining integration with the judiciary and practicing bar to enhance and maintain the College’s and program’s visibility throughout Idaho and beyond; managing and teaching all full-time academic year externship related courses for third-year students in the Moscow area; managing all summer externships, and as resources allow, manage and teach all other part-time and full-time school-year externships outside the Boise area, including: a) supervising students and field placement supervisors consistent with accreditation requirements and the College’s academic standards; b) developing and teaching related classroom and course management components and approving/coordinating components taught by other institutions, all in accordance with accreditation requirements and the College’s academic standards; c) coordinating with staff to maintain accurate records regarding supervisor preferences and data, student placements, student assignments, and grades; and d) collaborating with Boise-based externship program personnel.
Pro Bono Program
Develop, manage and maintain Pro Bono Program by evaluating and approving proposed pro bono projects; teaching and mentoring students and supervisors regarding appropriate pro bono projects and appropriate student work; directing, coordinating and maintaining an accurate record-keeping system to track student pro bono projects and hours; providing reports to be transmitted to the Registrar for certification of completion of graduation requirements for all students’ work, under the College’s mandatory pro bono program; engaging in university and public relations, including integration with the bench and bar, to maintain visibility of program and support a general environment conducive to student development of new programs.
The successful application must have a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school with a distinguished academic record; and a license to practice law in Idaho or the ability to become licensed to practice in Idaho; at least five (5) of active practice of law within the last ten (10) years in a U.S. state or the District of Columbia; excellent writing skills, organizational skills, and verbal/interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently and travel periodically.
Preferred qualifications include a record of service on and engagement with organized bar association committees and projects; and ability to so serve and engage in this position; a record of relating to and cooperating with a wide range of practicing members of the bar and bench on projects or programs; and ability to so relate and cooperate in this position. Also prefer experience developing and teaching in a variety of contexts; supervising and mentoring students in a law school clinical context, or in externships/internships outside the law school context.