Qualifications: Must be a member in good standing of a state bar (preferably MA) and qualified to represent clients. Five to seven years of experience with legal technology and innovation is required, including but not limited to legal process mapping, document automation, law practice management technology, and working with document automation to deliver legal services. Data science background is preferred. Teaching experience is required. The ideal candidate will be able to work creatively and collaboratively.
Position Description: The Practitioner in Residence (PIR) will be appointed as a non-tenure track member of the faculty. The PIR will work within Clinical Programs, in which the Legal Innovation and Technology Lab (LIT Lab) is located. The PIR may also teach courses within, and be a part of, the Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Concentration. As with all teaching faculty, the PIR will have the opportunity to hone their teaching skills and will be afforded opportunities to work with colleagues and the Suffolk University Center for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence to enhance teaching, course design skills, and scholarship. The PIR will also have access to support in the areas of research, scholarship, clinical supervision, and grant writing/development. The PIR will be encouraged to produce scholarship in the LIT field, and given the opportunity to present draft papers at one or more legal conferences and before the Suffolk faculty.
Position Summary: The primary responsibility of the LIT PIR during the academic year will be to direct and grow Suffolk Law's recently developed LIT Lab, which is an experiential learning and in-house legal innovation hub. The LIT Lab will enroll and/or work with approximately 8 LIT Lab students per semester for experiential and seminar course credit, although this number may expand as demand grows. The LIT Lab may also employ students on grant or work-study funding. LIT Lab students will work under the close supervision of the PIR in pairs, individually, and/or teams to provide consultation, research and development, and legal technology/process mapping services to organizational clients who seek to be more efficient and effective in delivering legal services. Students will investigate, report, and build solutions on behalf of their clients, which may include legal services organizations, law firms, nonprofits, courts, and clinics. The PIR will oversee and teach all aspects of the Lab, including the experiential
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