University of Richmond School of Law

Clinical Professor

The University of Richmond School of Law seeks a full-time clinical faculty member to develop, run, and teach a clinic that would provide non-litigation legal services to small businesses, entrepreneurs, non-profits, authors, and artists on business transactions and intellectual property issues.  The Clinical Professor will play a major role in determining the clinic’s specific emphasis and operation. 

The Law School has four other in-house clinics, over 60 external clinical placements, and a well developed, structured, sequential skills oriented curriculum.  The Law School is also home to the Intellectual Property Institute, which comprises three full-time research faculty members, that offers more than a dozen courses in intellectual property and a certificate program for J.D. students.  The Law School also participates in the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program.  

Required qualifications for this position include a law degree, a license to practice in Virginia (or a willingness to become licensed), and significant experience in business transactions, small business start-ups, and intellectual property issues.  Entrepreneurial spirit and substantial organizational skills are a must.  Prior teaching experience is a plus but not required. 

This is a non-tenure track, renewable contract position.  Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and scope of responsibilities assumed.  Starting date is flexible.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to ccotropi@richmond.edu

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to supporting an inclusive campus community.


Contact Us

IP and Transactional Law Clinic
University of Richmond School of Law
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, Virginia  23173
E-mail: ipclinic@richmond.edu