May 31, 2013
Alabama Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
The University of Alabama School of Law seeks to hire entry level and lateral faculty in a variety of subject areas, including tax "basic federal income tax and upper level tax electives, including, but not limited to, corporate and partnership tax, international tax, taxation of nonprofits, tax policy, and the taxation of trusts, estates, and gifts." Interested candidates should apply online. For more information, contact Andrew P. Morriss.
May 29, 2013
The Declining Market for Tax Profs
Tax Prof Sarah Lawsky (UC-Irvine) slices and dices the data on law school hiring of entry level faculty. Interestingly, only three of the 117 entry level tax hires are Tax Profs -- all from NYU. As Sarah admits, her data are incomplete as they are limited to self-reported hires. I listed a fourth entry level tax hire in my post on Tax Prof Moves, 2013-14.
Here are the U.S. law school data on entry level and lateral tax hires for the ten years I have been reporting on Tax Prof Moves:
Brian Leiter (Chicago) has more here.
Update: Lawrence Cunningham (George Washington), Prawfs Entry Level Hiring Down
May 28, 2013
Florida State Seeks to Hire a Tax Lateral
PrawfsBlawg: FSU Law Is Hiring, 2013 Edition, by Dan Markel (Florida State):
Florida State University's appointments committee for the College of Law will be gearing up over the summer and we are looking (principally) for laterals in the following areas: Environmental Law, Torts/Products, Trusts and Estates, Tax, Health Law and ADR. If you or someone you know is a possibly good fit for FSU’s virtues (ie., extraordinary scholarly culture, good weather, great cookies, among other things), please feel free to (have them) send Wayne Logan (and/or me) a CV and statement of interest. The Fall 2013 committee includes Wayne (Chair), Hannah Wiseman, Manuel Utset, Courtney Cahill, and myself. (If you are outside our targeted area of interest, but still keen on FSU, please don't hesitate to send us your materials as needs and interests evolve.) As always, FSU seeks a diverse pool of applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and interests.
April 12, 2013
University of New Brunswick Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
The Faculty welcomes applications from outstanding scholars with expertise in the areas of corporate law and income tax law, both personal and corporate, with knowledge of complementary private law fields. ...
UNB's Faculty of Law is a collegial community with a deep commitment to its 250 students. We pride ourselves on having one of the most structured JD programs in Canada. All faculty members contribute to and are committed to sustaining our core curriculum which includes compulsory courses in all three years. ... Founded in 1892, the Faculty is home to the UNB Law Journal/Revue de droit de l'U N-B. The Faculty is situated in Fredericton, the capital city of New Brunswick, and offers many opportunities for collaborative work both inside and outside the University.
The review of applications will begin May 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts of university study, a brief statement of research interests and teaching experience or potential, representative sample(s) of research work, and the names, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three referees to: Acting Dean John Williamson. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status.
April 11, 2013
HEC Paris Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
HEC Paris is the leading Business School in France and one of the leading Business Schools in Europe. ...
The position's opening is in International Taxation and related fields. A strong track record in both research and teaching is required. Support for research is excellent, including grants from HEC. During their first three years at HEC, assistant professors benefit from a reduced number of teaching hours, simplified access to research funds and an exemption of administrative duties. Applicants are required to have (or be about to complete) a Ph.D. degree. ...
While HEC Paris is a bilingual school (English/French), the ability to teach in French is not mandatory. Iterested applicants should send a cover letter, vitae, and selected research papers, to Elizabeth Hautefeuille by May 10, 2013.
March 28, 2013
Tax Court Seeks to Hire Counsel to the Chief Judge
The Tax Court is seeking to fill the position of Counsel to the Chief Judge:
The Counsel to the Chief Judge (Counsel) provides legal advice and assistance in complex matters of Federal tax law. The Counsel primarily assists the Chief Judge in reviewing opinions that the other Judges of the Court submit to the Chief Judge to dispose of cases assigned to them. The responsibilities placed on the Counsel in this position are similar to some of those of judicial officers of the Court, subject to the supervision of the Chief Judge. Although the Counsel cannot assume final responsibility for disposing of cases, as must a Judge, he or she must possess the technical knowledge and judgment of the highest order to properly discharge the trust imposed on the position and to warrant the confidence of the Court. The work of the Counsel is subject to review only by the Chief Judge or the full Court. The Counsel works independently performing analytical review and research duties. The Counsel is directly responsible for developing and rendering advice to the Court on legal and operational matters that include ...review of proposed opinions ... and legal advice and counsel.
- Salary Range: $119,554 -$165,300.
- Applications close April 5, 2013.
- All applicants must submit a resume including all relevant employment history, as well as a cover letter describing both personal and professional attributes that exemplify superior qualifications for this position. An applicant must provide detailed information in the application package demonstrating that the Special Rating Factors are satisfied. All applicants must submit an original complete application package and six copies for review by a panel.
- Applications should be submitted to: The United States Tax Court, Office of Human Resources, Room 106 400 Second Street, N. W. Washington, D.C. 20217
March 27, 2013
Vienna University Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
WU is the largest business university in the European Union and is centrally located at the heart of Europe. The University maintains an excellent position as a center for research and teaching and attracts an international group of students and faculty. It offers a broad range of subjects in all areas of economics and business administration. WU is one of only five EQUIS accredited universities in the German-speaking world and is striving to achieve a top position among the leading European business universities. ... Teaching experience in English is required; teaching experience in German is not necessary. Non-German-speaking candidates will be expected to acquire proficiency in German over a certain period of time. ... Applications must be submitted by May 2, 2013.
February 5, 2013
Villanova Seeks to Hire Graduate Tax Program Director
Leslie Book is stepping down from his administrative duties as Director of Villanova's Graduate Tax Program to return to his full-time faculty position, and Villanova is looking to hire his replacement:
The Villanova University School of Law and the Villanova School of Business seek a distinguished tax practitioner to lead its esteemed Graduate Tax Program, to begin in August 2013. The Villanova Graduate Tax Program has over 200 full and part-time students. In 2012 U.S. News ranked Villanova Law School’s tax program seventeenth in the nation and its graduate tax program ninth.
The Director of the Graduate Tax Program is responsible for leading and managing of all aspects of the Graduate Tax Program. The position’s main responsibilities include overseeing the program’s curriculum and adjunct teaching faculty; coordinating involvement of the full time faculty of both the Business and Law Schools, counseling MT and LLM students on academic and professional development issues; developing and implementing an effective marketing and outreach plan to ensure the Program maintains and potentially grows its student enrollment; managing all aspects of admissions; and cultivating relationships with alumni and tax professionals in the academy and private sector to attract qualified students and to assist our students and Career Strategy office with placement opportunities for graduates. While the Director position is a full-time administrative one, teaching could also be a component of the position.
Applicants should have an excellent academic background and significant practical experience (either in government or the private sector). The ideal candidate would be an experienced tax practitioner with excellent leadership and management skills who has some teaching experience in academia. However, academic experience is not a requirement and this position may be well-suited for an individual interested in building a second career in academia and helping develop our next generation of tax professionals. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Professor Teri Ravenell, Chair of the Villanova Law School Faculty Appointments Committee.
January 31, 2013
University of Saskatchewan Seeks to Fill a Tax Prof Chair
The Estey Chair in Business Law, established through the generosity of the Estey Family as well as through the support of alumni and friends of the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, was created to honor the late Supreme Court of Canada Justice Willard “Bud” Estey.
We invite applications from established scholars in the field of business law, defined broadly as including domestic and international structures, governance, transactions, finance, securities, competition, taxation, solvency and related areas.
We are looking for a talented person with an excellent academic background and strong leadership and teaching skills to put his or her imprimatur on the Estey Chair as the first holder of that office. The ideal candidate would be a person with the ability to motivate both colleagues and students alike and who would generate enthusiasm about the College’s business law program. This is a wonderful opportunity for that person to put his or her stamp on that program and to contribute to Canadian business law scholarship generally. The dynamic and evolving nature of the law school will provide the successful candidate with a stimulating and supportive environment in which to use his or her business law skills to explore new areas and to engage with experienced academics and practitioners on leading-edge topics of the day in this field.
Tenure will normally be for one year, but in any event no longer than two years. It is expected that the chair holder will teach courses in the business law area during one semester and disseminate scholarship and engage in outreach activities with the bar, judiciary and the wider community during the other semester of the academic teaching year. Salary will be commensurate with the experience and standing of the holder. Applications will begin to be considered on May 15, 2013. The date for appointment is flexible. However, the ideal candidate would be available to occupy the Chair as of July 1, 2014.
January 29, 2013
Northeastern Seeks to Hire Lead Tax Faculty
The Northeastern University Masters of Science in Taxation Program is inviting applications for three Lead Faculty Positions:
- Tax Accounting for Income Taxes
- Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
- Planning for Estate Tax Issues
As the Lead Faculty, your primary role is to coordinate and guide the section instructors, who have primary responsibility for day-to-day interaction with the students and maintaining the course through periodic updates or redesigns. In some cases you may be asked to create, with assistance from EmbanetCompass, additional materials such as voiceovers for electronic slide presentations or short video-clips. You are not expected to create Web pages or work directly with the course delivery technology.
Successful candidates must have a Terminal degree (PhD, JD, LLM or Masters Degree with the Professional designation of CPA). They must also be a Subject Matter Expert and have taught for similar taxation courses (preferably at the Graduate level). Candidates must be Academically Qualified; have at least 2 publications in either an academic or professional journal within the past 5 years, as well as 5+ years of professional work experience in taxation preferred.
Compensation for the Lead Faculty position with Northeastern University’s MST program is $10,000 for Course Management.
Interested applicants must submit their CV (indicating their Terminal Degree), at least 2 copies of your academic/professional articles/publications, Copies/synopsis of your student evaluations of teaching, and a detailed description of both your related teaching and professional working experience to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 18, 2013
University of Auckland Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
The Department of Commercial Law is looking to offer a senior lecturer/lecturer career in the field of tax and business law. The successful applicant would undertake teaching in commercial law generally but would have a particular interest in taxation law and policy. You would teach at the highest level in New Zealand's premier postgraduate (including on the Master of Taxation Studies, ranked by Eduniversal as the 11th best specialist tax masters degree worldwide) and undergraduate tax and business law courses.
An ideal candidate would have, in addition to tax expertise, the ability to research and teach in other areas of particular significance to business such as company and securities law. A passion to share knowledge with students and with the business community is critical.
The University of Auckland enjoys an outstanding reputation for its scholarship, teaching and research. It is ranked by the Times Higher Education QS World University Rankings 2012, as: the top ranked university in New Zealand in the top one percent of universities worldwide (ranked 84th in the world) 76th in employer ranking. ...
Queries relating to the advertisement must be referred to Prof Craig Elliffe. Applications close 28th February 2013.
December 21, 2012
Robert Morris University Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
The Robert Morris University School of Business Department of Accounting and Taxation invites applications for three 9-month faculty positions:
- Two candidates to teach accounting information systems, cost accounting, financial accounting or auditing
- One candidate to primarily teach taxation
Candidates for the accounting positions should have a Ph.D. in Accounting from an AACSB-accredited institution, or be nearing the completion of such program. Candidates for the taxation position should also have a Ph.D. in Accounting from an AACSB-accredited institution, or alternatively a JD/LLM in Taxation.
Anticipated Start Date: August, 2013
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to Business@rmu.edu c/o Carol MacPhail, Interim Head, Department of Accounting and Taxation. Application packages should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching evaluations, and evidence of scholarship, copies of official transcripts and a list of three academic and/or professional references.
November 8, 2012
London School of Economics Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
The London School of Economics Department of Law seeks to hire a Lecturer in Tax Law:
The successful candidate will contribute to the scholarship and intellectual life of the School by conducting research which will enhance the School's reputation as a research-led teaching institution. We encourage the development of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and all members of the Department’s academic staff are expected to contribute to core undergraduate teaching.
- Application Deadline: November 26, 2012
- Interviews: January 2013
- Start Date: September 1, 2013
- Salary: £40,634 – £47,047 ($64,961 – $75,256)
For more information and to apply for the position, see here.
October 12, 2012
NYU Seeks to Hire Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law for 2013-14
For over fifty years, the NYU Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law (“Tax AAP”) program has launched the careers of dozens of tax academics. Tax AAPs show promise as legal scholars and have a strong interest in teaching. They serve on a full-time, non-tenure track basis at the Law School for two academic years. At the start of their second year, Tax AAPs are expected to seek a tenure-track position on the law school academic job market.
While in residence at the Law School, Tax AAPs devote a substantial amount of time to their scholarship and begin to develop their research agendas. Tax AAPs teach one or two courses in the Graduate Tax Program each semester. Each Tax AAP also either serves an Assistant Editor of the Tax Law Review, the nation’s top tax policy journal, or works with the International Tax Program, the leading graduate tax program for non-U.S. lawyers.
A J.D. degree, a strong record of academic achievement, and an interest in an academic career are required. Tax AAPs will be selected based on their potential scholarly and teaching abilities. To be considered for the Tax AAP program for the 2013-14 academic year, please submit the following items electronically to Professor Deborah Schenk, chairman of the Acting Assistant Professors of Tax Law Committee: (1) cover e-mail explaining interest in the Tax AAP Program; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) copies of law school transcripts (J.D. and, if applicable, LL.M.).
Applications for the 2013-14 academic year will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting November 1, 2012.
More information on the NYU Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law program, including benefits and salary information, is available here.
September 10, 2012
South Carolina Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
The University of South Carolina School of Law invites applications for entry-level or lateral tax faculty to begin in the fall of 2013. Interested persons should send a resume, references, and subject area preferences to Prof. Joseph Seiner, Chair, Faculty Selection Committee
September 8, 2012
John Marshall Center for Tax Law Seeks to Hire Associate Director
This is an administrative position in which the individual oversees all aspects of the graduate degree programs -- LL.M. and M.S. -- in Employee Benefits law, the only ones of their kind in the nation. As the in-class courses are being developed for online delivery, the associate director would continue the development of online employee benefits courses, soliciting the assistance of other academics and practitioners. Other duties include advising students as to curriculum; placing them in externships; guiding them through the degree writing requirement; and editing the Center's informational journal.
Candidates must have a J.D. degree, strong academic credentials, and extensive employee benefits experience. Applications should be submitted to Associate Dean Kathryn J. Kennedy.
August 31, 2012
Tax Court Seeks to Hire Special Trial Judge
The Tax Court is accepting application through September 4, 2012 to fill a Special Trial Judge position (salary: $156,600):
In accordance with I.R.C. § 7443A(a), Special Trial Judges are authorized to hear and decide any case involving tax deficiencies of $50,000 or less (per taxable year), as well as any collection due process, declaratory judgment, employment classification, or whistleblower award case of any amount. Deficiency cases involving amounts greater than $50,000 may be assigned by the Chief Judge to be heard by a Special Trial Judge with the decisions to be entered by a Presidentially-appointed Judge, in accordance with § 7443A(b). More specifically, the duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging and include the following:
- Travel to approximately 75 U.S. cities to conduct trials and pretrial proceedings and decide cases as more fully described in § 7443A(b);
- Responsible for promptly concluding action through written opinion, order, settlement, or other disposition of a large volume of cases in small case trial sessions assigned to the Special Trial Judge;
- May be called upon to oversee the Court’s handling of motions received in cases in the general docket and to prepare orders and opinions disposing of those motions;
- May be called upon to assist Presidentially-appointed Judges in the disposition of procedural matters, such as motions to conduct an in camera review of documents, and in the disposition of cases, such as by assisting settlement discussions;
- Responsible for independently managing their caseloads and chambers effectively with the assistance of chambers staff;
- May be appointed as an advisory member of any standing or ad hoc committee of the Tax Court as assigned by the Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court;
- May be called upon to represent the Court by speaking before bar-related CLE programs, especially those designed to assist pro se taxpayers and attorneys who assist low income taxpayer clinics and calendar call programs which provide assistance for unrepresented petitioners; and
- May perform administrative duties as assigned by the Chief Judge of the Tax Court.
Qualification Requirements: To be qualified and considered for appointment, an applicant must ... [h]ave been admitted to practice before and be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any State, the District of Columbia, or any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States, and have been engaged in the active practice of tax law before the United States Tax Court or other Federal courts, or have served in private or public sector or academic positions providing experience relevant to practice before the United States Tax Court, or have other experience relating to Tax Court practice and procedure for a period of at least 5 years. ...
How to Apply: All applicants must submit a resume to include all relevant employment history, as well as a cover letter describing both personal and professional attributes that exemplify superior qualifications for this position. All applicants must submit an original application package and six copies for review by a panel. Applications should be addressed “Personal and Confidential” to the attention of Ellene P. Footer, Director, Office of Human Resources, and submitted to Human Resources, Room 106, 400 Second Street, NW, Washington, DC 20217.
August 28, 2012
University of British Columbia Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
The University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in Vancouver, B.C. Canada seeks to hire a Tax Prof, either at the Assistant or Associate Professor level or as a Canada Research Chair in Law (Tier 2):
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating interest in [the position] that identifies the applicant’s academic and research accomplishments and any teaching experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the candidate’s undergraduate, law and graduate transcripts; (4) the names of four references; and (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as evaluations, if available.
August 27, 2012
Legal Aid Society Seeks to Sponsor ABA Tax Section Public Service Fellow
From the Legal Aid Society of New York:
The Legal Aid Society is interested in sponsoring an applicant for the ABA Section of Taxation Public Service Fellowship. The fellow would work with our Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) to advocate for low-income taxpayers before the IRS and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance with respect to income tax issues, including but not limited to issues arising in connection with the Affordable Care Act health insurance premium and credit, other refundable credits, collection alternatives, misclassified employees, innocent spouse relief, and identity theft. Individuals who will receive their J.D. or L.L.M. in 2013, or recent graduates with experience in tax law are encouraged to apply. The Legal Aid Society’s LITC has provided assistance to thousands of low-income taxpayers since 2001 and works with other advocates in The Legal Aid Society and throughout New York City to address tax issues which affect low income New Yorkers. ...
Application by email is required and ... must be submitted by September 10, 2012. ... Email a resume and cover letter, fellowship proposal, law school transcript, list of references and writing sample. ... In the subject line of the email, please write “Tax Fellowship”.
August 21, 2012
Golden Gate Seeks to Hire Tax Prof & Grad Tax Program Director
Golden Gate University School of Law seeks to hire a Tax Prof and Director of its Graduate Tax Program beginning in Fall 2013:
Golden Gate University’s LL.M. Program in Taxation is one of the preeminent graduate tax law programs in the West, and it is the only program available to students in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... The Director of the LL.M. Tax Program should be able to teach LL.M.-level courses such as Characterization of Income and Expenditures, Corporate Tax, Federal Tax Procedure, Professional Responsibility for Tax Practitioners, Tax Timing, and other related courses. The Director may also be asked to teach J.D. required and elective courses as the need arises.
The Director will be responsible for performing administrative duties, including, but not limited to, marketing and recruitment of students, determining curriculum and scheduling courses, supervising J.D. and LL.M. outplacement programs, hiring and evaluating adjuncts, administrating Golden Gate’s Pro Bono Tax Clinic, and conducting effective outreach to the tax practitioner bar.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a J.D. degree and an LL.M. in taxation from an ABA accredited law school. Practical or academic experience in Estate Planning, International Taxation, and Business Entity Taxation are helpful. Applicants should have a distinguished academic background, significant practical experience, and should be able to demonstrate the ability to work collegially with students in an advising capacity both academically and professionally. ... Interested persons should submit a vitae and other relevant materials to ... Professor Laura A. Cisneros, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee. ... Applications received by October 1, 2012 are assured consideration.
August 14, 2012
Boston University Seeks to Hire Graduate Tax Program Director
Daniel M. Berman, the GTP’s director since 2008, has returned to private practice as a partner in the Boston office of McGladrey, the nation’s fifth largest provider of assurance, tax, and consulting services. Berman will lead McGladrey’s international tax practice. ...
The Director of Boston University School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program is responsible for the leadership and management of all aspects of the GTP. ... The position’s main responsibilities include creating and executing the program’s strategic plan; overseeing the program’s teaching faculty and curriculum; counseling students on academic and professional development issues; developing and implementing an effective marketing and outreach plan to support enrollment goals; managing all aspects of admissions; and cultivating relationships with alumni, law professors and law schools, law firms, accounting firms, tax consulting firms and other entities to attract qualified students and to develop placement opportunities for graduates. Candidates should be thoughtful risk-takers with creative entrepreneurial and marketing instinct to grow the GTP, with a particular focus on the program’s new online option. They must also have a keen interest in working with students. While the Director position is a full-time administrative one, the Director has the opportunity to teach in the GTP and/or BU Law’s J.D. program. Interested candidates should apply through Boston University’s on-line system (position 7793/HO112).
Ernest M. Haddad, Associate Dean for Special Projects, has been appointed Interim Director of the GTP. Dean Haddad served as the Director of the GTP from 2002-2008, while he was Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.
August 13, 2012
DePaul Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
Via The Faculty Lounge:
The DePaul University College of Law, located in the heart of Chicago, invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to start Fall 2013. We welcome applications from candidates in all fields of legal study. Although our curricular needs are subject to change, recruiting priorities are likely to include criminal law, trusts and estates and related areas of taxation, and international human rights law. We are also accepting applications for a clinical position.
Candidates should contact Vice Dean and Associate Professor David Franklin, who is the chair of DePaul Law’s Faculty Recruitment Committee. The other members of the Faculty Recruitment Committee are Professors Andrew Gold, Zoe Robinson, Julie Lawton, and Max Helveston.
August 8, 2012
New Hampshire Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
We seek in particular scholars and teachers in the doctrinal areas of patent law and taxation (particularly business taxation), and a director for our nationally renowned externship program. ... Lateral and entry level candidates are encouraged to apply. ... The law school is situated in Concord, the capital of New Hampshire, and is approximately an hour from Boston, the beautiful New Hampshire Seacoast, and the White Mountains. To apply, please send a letter of interest and a CV (with references) to Professor Kimberly Kirkland, Chair, Appointments Committee.
August 6, 2012
University of New South Wales Issues Call for 2013 Tax Research Fellows
The School of Taxation and Business Law (TBL) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, will offer three Atax Research Fellowships in taxation, business law and related disciplines in 2013:
Research Fellows normally spend four weeks working at TBL on a mutually agreed area of research. During their stay, Fellows are involved in the following activities:
- producing at least one research paper on taxation or business law, in collaboration with TBL academic(s), to be published in a refereed journal with due acknowledgement of the Fellowship;
- conducting a TBL research seminar for interested members of the broader tax/business law research community; and
- participating in TBL collegial activities during the period of the Fellowship.
TBL will provide office space and computer equipment at its campus in Sydney, Australia. Fellows will be responsible for organising their own travel and accommodation arrangements. The preferred timing for successful applicants to undertake the Fellowship is August - October 2013, but other times of the year may also be possible.
Selection is based on the applicant’s research proposal and on their ability to contribute to the TBL research profile.
Applications are invited from overseas academic and professional researchers working in taxation, business law and related disciplines from around the world. To apply, applicants must send by email (i) a letter of application, indicating the area they wish to research under the Fellowship and their preferred timing to undertake the Fellowship, and (ii) a current curriculum vitae. Applications should be sent to Associate Professor Binh Tran-Nam. ... Applications to undertake the Research Fellowship in 2013 must be received by 26 November 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 December 2012 and undertake the Fellowship in 2013.
August 1, 2012
Cincinnati Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
The University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for one, and perhaps more than one, tenure-track faculty position(s), to begin in August 2013:
Our curricular needs are flexible, and we welcome applications from outstanding candidates in all subject areas. However, possible areas of particular interest may include, but are not limited to, taxation, property, wills and trusts, corporate and business law, intellectual property (with emphasis on patent law), international law, health care and technology, and commercial law. We may also have a need for visiting professors in these areas. All applicants should have a distinguished academic background and either great promise or a record of excellence in both scholarship and teaching, as well as a J.D. and/or Ph.D., or a comparable degree. The University of Cincinnati is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our faculty. We will begin reviewing applications in mid-August 2012, continuing until the position(s) is/are filled. Contact: Professor Emily Houh, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee. Other Committee members are: Tom Eisele, Stephanie McMahon, Michael Solimine, and Sandra Sperino.
I am of course not impartial, but this is a fantastic opportunity to join a law school blessed with a great dean and university president (a former law school dean), an outstanding, collegial, and supportive faculty and staff, and a top-notch student body, located in a vibrant, affordable city (with a first place baseball team).
July 27, 2012
San Jose Seeks to Hire Tax Prof
San José State University College of Business seeks to hire a tax professor to teach undergraduate and graduate (MST) tax courses:
Qualifications: Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
All applicants should have the following qualifications:
- Possess a Ph.D., or a combination of JD/CPA or JD/MST or JD/LLM-tax and be academically qualified under AACSB standards. If ABD, completion of the doctorate will be required by the time of the appointment.
- Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in the classroom and success in teaching in an accelerated format at the Graduate level.
- Demonstrate an ability to work in a collegial atmosphere as part of a team.
- Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience in a large CPA firm.
- Experience with the design and delivery of online courses and programs is highly valued.
Responsibilities: Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity -- in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation -- through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
July 26, 2012
ABA Tax Section Seeks to Hire Pro Bono Staff Counsel
Hiring range: $68,900- $76,900
Manages and oversees pro bono projects of the Section of Taxation which includes Adopt-a-Base Military VITA (Volunteer Income Taxpayer Assistance), Calendar Call program with the U.S. Tax Court and other outreach programs to low income taxpayers. Also acts as staff liaison to Committee on Low Income Taxpayers and Pro Bono. Includes legal writing, research, public policy development and public speaking.
Education: Doctoral Degree (JD, PhD)
Experience: JD and admission to the bar in at least one jurisdiction. At least 4 years working in relevant specialized area of law. High level of skills at legal writing and research, oral and written communications, and organizational skill. Substantial experience in policy analysis.
June 29, 2012
Montana Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of Montana School of Law, the only law school in the State, anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track professor beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year to teach courses primarily in the area of federal taxation, including income taxation, partnership taxation, corporate taxation, taxation of property transactions and related courses.Required Experience
- JD degree and an LLM in Taxation from an ABA accredited law school ...
Application review will begin September 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.
June 28, 2012
Wyoming Seeks to Hire a Tax Visitor for the 2012-13 Academic Year
Due to an unexpected, last-minute vacancy, the University of Wyoming College of Law seeks to hire a tax visitor for the 2012-13 academic year:
This would be a one year, full-time benefitted appointment with responsibility for teaching Income Taxation, Gift & Estate Tax, Taxation of Business Entities and Business Planning. We understand that we are past the American Association of Law Schools' March 15 deadline for extending offers of visiting positions to faculty members of member institutions and therefore do not intend this to be a solicitation of such people. However, if you do not fall into that category and are interested in the position, or if you know of someone who might be interested in the position, please email Jacquelyn L. Bridgeman, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Professor of Law.
June 19, 2012
UC-Davis Seeks to Hire Tax Prof
We seek applications from candidates with scholarly distinction or promise and a commitment to excellence in teaching. The positions will remain open until filled, but candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to receive maximum consideration. The committee will attend the Faculty Recruitment Conference; candidates with a particular interest in UC Davis are encouraged to contact us directly. ... Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Jack Chin (Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee) or Dennis Ventry. Inquires about possible visiting positions should be submitted separately to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Vikram Amar.
June 6, 2012
Max Planck Business Law Institute Seeks to Hire Researchers
The newly founded Max Planck Institute Luxemburg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law (more information) is seeking to hire senior and junior legal researchers on either a temporary (from one to five years) or permanent basis in these areas:
- Listed corporations and corporate governance
- IPOs and takeovers
- Regulation of intermediaries and mutual funds
- Regulation of stock exchanges and other financial markets
- Banking regulation
Candidates should have a proven record of effective research at the international level or, for more junior positions, show a strong potential for research. Jurists and legal scholars are preferred, but economists will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in one of the fields of research and/or an LL.M., will be fluent in English and will ideally know one or two different languages spoken in the European Union. The working language of the Institute is English. The Institute aims at being one of the leading research institutions in Europe.
The positions do not include any teaching obligations, and researchers will be free to focus exclusively on research. Significant funds will be provided for research expenses, including the organization of seminars and conferences and a travel budget. Compensation is competitive with leading universities and research institutions. The specific terms of each position will depend on candidates’ seniority and interests.
Applications should be sent via email, completed with an updated CV, selected publications, a motivation letter and an indication of the field of research you are interested in. For further information, please email. The deadline for the applications is June 30, 2012, but late applications will be considered as well as long as there are still available positions.
(Hat Tip: Michael Knoll.)
May 4, 2012
Summit Business Media Seeks to Hire Paid Summer Tax Interns
Summit Business Media is looking to hire several paid summer interns:
Interns will join our Professional Reference Division and assist outside tax experts and in house editors by researching and spotting current tax issues that require changes in the content of our key tax books (published this fall). Research will include all current releases from Treasury, including primary and secondary source documents, changes in tax code, regulations, case law, revenue rulings, as well as to research secondary sources from major tax publishers.
For more information, see the job description and application.
April 11, 2012
American Seeks to Hire a Tax Practitioner-in-Residence
The Practitioner-in-Residence Program is designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education. Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. These are full year, term positions. Practitioners can serve in these positions for up to three (3) years. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum. The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.
Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be e-mailed to Professor Brenda V. Smith, Acting Director of the Clinical Program, and to Professor Nancy S. Abramowitz, with a copy to Professor Michael Carroll, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee.
April 2, 2012
Chapman Seeks to Hire a Tax Visitor
Chapman University School of Law, located in Orange County, California, is seeking an experienced tax law professor as a one- or two-semester visitor for the 2012-13 academic year. If interested, please send a brief letter of interest and CV to Associate Dean Richard Redding.
March 29, 2012
Indiana-Indianapolis Seeks to Hire a Tax Visitor
Indiana-Indianapolis is seeking to hire a tax visitor for the 2012-13 academic year. For more information or to apply for the position, contact Vice Dean and Centennial Professor of Law Paul N. Cox. (Since it is past the March 15 AALS deadline for making visiting offers, this opportunity is appropriate for retired professors or others who are not a "full-time law teacher who is in active service at or on leave from a law school and is not on terminal appointment.")
March 2, 2012
San Diego Seeks to Hire Distinguished Visiting Tax Scholars
The University of San Diego School of Law invites applications from senior tax faculty interested in participating in its Distinguished Visiting Tax Scholar program:
The Distinguished Visiting Tax Scholar program brings established tax scholars to San Diego and gives them full access to the University of San Diego’s faculty, graduate tax program, and the San Diego bar. Visitors will participate fully in the intellectual life of the law school and will be welcome at all faculty events of interest, including the University of San Diego’s tax speaker series, the annual Pugh lecture, and weekly colloquia.
Distinguished Tax Visitors will teach one course each semester they are in residence, and the University of San Diego endeavors to provide as much flexibility as possible in choosing and structuring that course. Appointments are available for the fall or spring semesters; summer visits may also be possible.
Interested applicants should e-mail a curriculum vitae to Don Dripps by March 10, 2012. The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer. All are encouraged to apply.
February 17, 2012
LSU Seeks to Hire Tax Prof (Entry Level, Lateral, or Visitor)
With Chris Pietruszkiewicz's impending departure to become Dean at Stetson, LSU is seeking to hire an entry level or lateral tax professor or a tax visitor for the 2012-13 academic year. For more information or to apply for a position, contact Glenn Morris (Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee) or Chris Pietruszkiewicz.
February 1, 2012
Arizona State Seeks to Hire a Tax VAP
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is seeking to hire a tax Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP):
The VAP program is designed for law school graduates who are planning to pursue a career as a legal academic. VAPs will be appointed for a one-year term that is renewable for an additional year, with the anticipation that the VAPs will participate in the AALS faculty recruitment process during the fall of their second year. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, law school transcript, reference contact information, and an academic writing sample to Zachary Kramer.
January 24, 2012
National Paralegal College Seeks to Hire Graduate Tax Director
National Paralegal College seeks to hire a tax instructor to help develop and administer a graduate-level tax program:
We are seeking a tax professional knowledgeable in federal income tax, corporate tax, and preferably other upper-level courses such as estate and gift tax, tax research, financial accounting, etc. JD required. LLM preferred. Significant teaching experience preferred. Significant professional experience preferred.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Arizona residents will be given priority.
National Paralegal College was founded in 2002 and introduced synchronous learning format to online schooling by running a real time audio/visual online platform to deliver instruction. The mission of National Paralegal College is to provide quality Internet-based education and training for students seeking careers in the paralegal field. NPC seeks to enable those students whose lifestyles lead them to opt for distance education to obtain comprehensive paralegal training and meet their educational goals without having to compromise on interactivity and academic quality.
Applicants should send a letter of introduction and curriculum vitae via email to Program Director Matthew Bycer or by mail to: National Paralegal College Attn: Matthew Bycer 6516 N. 7th Street, Suite 103 Phoenix, Arizona 85014.
January 23, 2012
Bocconi University Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof
Bocconi University seeks to hire an Associate Professor in Tax Law:
The Department of Legal Studies invites applications from outstanding Associate Professors who can contribute to its growing School in the field of Tax Law. Successful candidates will be able to provide clear evidence of intellectual excellence and will have several important publications in the leading journals in their field; moreover, they will have a consolidated experience of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
Salaries, research funds and teaching loads are competitive with leading academic international institutions. Statement of interest and CV should be submitted via e-mail by writing in the subject line "Law - Senior Hiring". Applications will be considered until January 31st, 2012.
Villanova Seeks to Hire Two VAPs
Villanova seeks to hire two VAPs for the 2012-13 academic year:
Villanova University School of Law, a Catholic and Augustinian institution, invites applications for its Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) Program. Visiting Assistant Professors will be hired for a one-year term, beginning in the summer of 2012. The Law School anticipates hiring two VAPs for the 2012-2013 academic year.
At Villanova, VAPs will have the opportunity to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Law School, including faculty workshops and symposia, and will be offered mentoring and other institutional support to develop their scholarship and teaching skills. Each VAP will teach one class each semester. Course assignments will be made by the administration based upon academic needs and the individual VAP’s research and teaching interests. The salary and benefits will be nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief description of the applicant’s scholarly agenda, list of classes that the applicant is willing to teach, and list of references. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2012, or until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to the Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, Professor Jennifer O’Hare,
January 9, 2012
Clearinghouse for Law School Summer Teaching Positions
Katharine Van Tassel (St. Thomas U.) of our sister Health Law Prof Blog has launched a clearinghouse for law school summer teaching position.
November 16, 2011
LaGrange College Seeks to Hire a Tax ProfLaGrange College, a private, liberal arts college in LaGrange, Georgia, 60 miles southwest of Atlanta, seeks application for a position as assistant professor in taxation and business law in its Accountancy Department beginning in Fall 2012.
October 14, 2011
Tax Prof Job OpeningsWith the AALS faculty recruitment conference beginning today, these law schools are looking to hire one of more entry-level or lateral tax professors:
- Loyola-L.A. (VAP)
- NYU (VAP)
- Ohio State
- St. Louis
- St. Thomas (Minnesota)
- Wake Forest
- West Virginia
- Western Ontario
October 13, 2011
University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law Seeks to Hire a Tax ProfThe University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law seeks to hire a Tax Prof:
The Faculty invites applications for appointments, tenure-track and limited term, to commence on July 1, 2012. The Faculty will consider applications from top-quality candidates with interests in all areas of the law. However, the Faculty is looking in particular to fill positions in the areas of Criminal Law and Tax Law. Appointments will ordinarily be made at the level of Assistant Professor, although if qualifications warrant, appointments may be made at the levels of Associate or full Professor. ...
Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of academic reference, to Dean W. Iain Scott, Faculty of Law, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7. ... Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
October 4, 2011
OECD Seeks to Hire Senior Tax Economist in ParisThe OECD is seeking to hire a senior tax economist for a two-year post in Paris:
The Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA) has an exceptional opportunity for a senior tax economist as Deputy Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division. The OECD has developed strong leadership on taxation issues both international and domestic. Through the CTPA, the OECD employs over 100 lawyers, economists, statisticians, tax administrators and other staff who provide the intellectual input and contribute to advance the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary General, the objectives of the OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) and its 21 subsidiary bodies.
The successful candidate will assist the Chief Tax Economist in managing the division and providing intellectual leadership for a wide-ranging work programme that includes the effects of personal income tax on employment and the acquisition of skills, the taxation of household saving and residential property, climate change and environmental taxation, corporate income tax reform, tax competition, the economic effects of VAT changes, and the use of tax incentives and tax expenditures, as well as analyses of tax reform in relation to the fiscal consolidation programmes that many OECD member countries are putting in place.
(Hat Tip: Hugh Ault.)
September 22, 2011
UMass-Dartmouth Seeks to Hire a Tax ProfThe University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth School of Law seeks to hire an entry-level professor from among a variety of areas, including tax:
The Faculty Appointments Committee will be attending the AALS Recruitment Conference to meet with candidates, and requests that interested candidates submit a letter of application and a current resume to:
Annette Cain, Administrative Assistant
University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth
333 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747
September 21, 2011
Detroit Mercy Seeks to Hire a Tax ProfThe University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks to hire entry-level or lateral faculty to fill a variety of curricular areas, including tax. To apply, send a letter of interest and a CV (but not by email) to Professor Gary M. Maveal, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, 651 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit MI 48226. (Hat Tip: The Faculty Lounge, Francine Lipman.)
September 14, 2011
Fellowships for Aspiring Law Professors (2011-12 Edition)
For practitioners and others contemplating joining the law professor ranks, many law schools offer wonderful opportunities to transition into the legal academy with one- or two-year fellowships which allow you to enter the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference (the "meat market") with published scholarship (and in many cases teaching experience) under your belt (spreadsheet here). Here are the schools with public information about their VAP programs:
- Alabama: Hugo Black Fellowship Program (for Supreme Court clerks)
- Arizona State: Visiting Assistant Professor Program
- Boston University:
- Brooklyn: Visiting Assistant Professor Program
- California Western: Legal Scholars Teaching Fellowship Program
- Chicago-Kent: Visiting Assistant Professor Program and IP Fellowship Program
- Connecticut: Visiting Assistant Professor Program (email)
- Cornell: Visiting Assistant Professor Program
- Denver: Faculty Fellows Program
- Duke: Visiting Assistant Professor Program and Center for Public Genomics (CpG) Fellowship
- Federalist Society: Olin/Searle/Smith Fellows in Law Program
- Florida: Visiting Assistant Professor Program (Tax)
- George Washington:
- Byse Fellowships
- Climenko Fellowship
- Kauffman Legal Fellowship (for Harvard Law alumni)
- Reginald F. Lewis Fellowship for Law Teaching
- Petrie-Flom Fellowships in Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics
- Post-Graduate Fellowship in International Law (for Harvard Law alumni)
- Post-Graduate Fellowship in Public Law (for Harvard Law alumni)
- Post-Graduate Research Fellowship Program (for Harvard Law alumni)
- Program on Negotiation Research Fellowships
- Raoul Berger Visiting Fellowship in Legal History
- Visiting Assistant Professor Program
- Houston: Energy Law Scholar Visiting Assistant Professor Program
- Illinois: Academic Fellowship Program
- Loyola-Chicago: Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies Research Fellowship
- Loyola-L.A.: Visiting Assistant Professor (Tax)
- Loyola-New Orleans: Westerfield Fellows Program
- LSU: Future Law Teachers Fellowship Program
- Memphis: Tennessee Board of Regents Access and Diversity Assistant Professorship
- New York University:
- Penn State: Shughart Fellowship Program
- Princeton: Law and Public Affairs Fellowship
- Center for Ethics in Society
- Center for Internet & Society Teaching Fellowship Program
- Center for Internet & Society and Constitutional Law Center Joint Fellowship
- Center for Law and the Biosciences
- Center on the Legal Profession
- Clinical Teaching Fellowship Program
- CodeX: Center for Computers and Law
- Constitutional Law Center
- Criminal Justice Center
- Environmental and Natural Resources Policy Program
- Legal Research & Writing Teaching Fellowship Program
- Rock Center for Corporate Governance
- Stetson: Jacobs Fellows Program
- Temple: Abraham L. Freedman Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program
- Texas: Emerging Scholars Program
- Thomas Jefferson: Legal Research & Writing Teaching Fellowship
- UC-Berkeley: Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Microsoft Research Fellowship
- Binder Clinical Teaching Fellowship
- Critical Race Studies Law Teaching Fellowship
- Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Fellowship
- Law and Philosophy Program Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship
- Williams Institute Law Teaching Fellowships -- Sexual Orientation Law
- Wake Forest: Visiting Assistant Professor Program
- University of Washington: Visiting Assistant Professor Program
- Washington University: Visiting Faculty Fellows Program
- University of Windsor: Visiting Assistant Professor Program
- Windsor: Visiting Assistant Professor Program
- Yale: Fellowship Home Page (for Yale grads)
- Robert L. Bernstein Fellowships in International Human Rights
- Robert M. Cover Fellowship
- Robert M. Cover-Allard K. Lowenstein Fellowship in International Human Rights Law
- Heyman Federal Public Service Fellowship Program
- Howard M. Holtzmann Fellowships in International Dispute Resolution
- Information Society Project (law and technology)
- International Court of Justice Internship/Clerkship
- Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship
- Mary A. McCarthy Fellowships in Public Interest Law
- Irving S. Ribicoff Fellowship Program
- Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fellowship Program
- Oscar M. Ruebhausen South Asia Fellowship Program
- San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project Fellowship
- YLS Fellowship at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague)
For more information on becoming a law professor, including a discussion of the advantages of these fellowship programs, see:
- Jack Chin (Arizona) & Denise Morgan (New York Law School),Breaking Into the Academy: The 2002-2004 Michigan Journal of Race & Law Guide for Aspiring Law Professors, 7 Mich. J. Race & L. 457 (2002)
- Glenn Cohen (Harvard):
- Why Not/Do a Fellowship
- So You Are a Fellow, What Exactly Does That Mean?
- Job Market Timetable
- Recommenders and the Entry-Level Job Market
- The Meat Market Is Like ... The Meat Market
- Asking Questions on the Job Market - Part 1: Before the Offer
- Asking Questions on the Job Market - Part II: About the Offer
- James D. Gordon III (BYU), An Insider's Guide to the Faculty Recruitment Conference, 43 J. Legal Educ. 301 (1993)
- Eric Goldman (Santa Clara), Careers in Law Teaching
- Law Crossing, Becoming a Law Professor: Part 1 and Part 2
- Brian Leiter (Texas), Information and Advice for Persons Interested in Teaching Law
- Kevin Maillard (Syracuse), Visiting Assistant Professor List (VAP) 2009-2010
- Dan Markel (Florida State), Why The Rule Against VAPs?
- National Law Journal, New Law School Programs Give Attorneys a Shot at Visiting Assistant Professorships
- Rick Swedloff (Temple VAP), The Fellowship of the (Hi)Ring
- Brad Wendel (Cornell), The Big Rock Candy Mountain: How to Get a Job in Law Teaching
- David Zaring (Washington & Lee), Whether a Fellow or a Visitor Be
- Don Zillman (Maine), Marina Angel (Temple), Jan Laitos (Denver), George Pring (Denver) & Joseph Tomain (Cincinnati), Uncloaking Law School Hiring: A Recruit's Guide to the Faculty Recruitment Conference, 39 J. Legal Educ. 345 (1988)
September 12, 2011
University of St. Thomas Seeks to Hire a Tax ProfThe University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) seeks to hire entry-level, experienced, and visiting faculty to fill a variety of curricular areas, including tax:
In UST Law's brief ten-year history, we have been able to hire tenured or chaired faculty from nationally regarded law schools such as Notre Dame, Minnesota, Illinois, Baylor, Pepperdine, and St. John’s. Fully accredited in the shortest time possible, the school occupies a new $35 million building in downtown Minneapolis that an ABA site evaluation team called "quite simply breathtaking." UST Law has raised more than $90 million to date (toward a goal of more than $135 million), allowing it to offer competitive salaries to faculty and staff, generous financial aid to students, and substantial loan repayment assistance to future graduates in public interest jobs. We are among the top 25 law schools in the nation in endowment per student. By various measures of scholarly accomplishment and prominence, our faculty consistently ranks in or near the top quarter of law schools in the country.
UST Law's success stems in large part from its unique mission to "integrate faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice." As a Catholic school, UST Law draws on the wisdom of faith and law, with a special focus on ethics, professionalism, and servant leadership. ... Applications should be sent to Professor Gregory Sisk. Applications will be received in confidence. We urge candidates interested in applying to us to include in their application a description of how they could contribute to various aspects of UST Law's distinctive mission.