• Director of Trial Techniques Program (School of Law)

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Part-Time
    School Of Law
    School of Law
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Business Operations
  • Description

    To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing qualifications by February 15, 2019.


    Emory Law School's Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques was founded in 1982 and is a mandatory course for Emory Law students. The program includes a series of spring workshops and a one-week intensive program in May, which culminates in a jury trial. The program is one of the largest trial advocacy programs in the country, and the American College of Trial Lawyers has twice awarded Emory's program the Emil Gumpert Award for excellence in the teaching of trial advocacy. The Director will manage all aspects of the Trial Techniques Program.


    The responsibilities of the Director, with help from a senior program coordinator, include:

    • Design and Administer Academic Program
    • Create program curriculum, including syllabi, case files, and teacher notes
    • Define program goals'
    • Develop and manage assessment of key program elements, including the spring workshops, the May program, and faculty
    • Recruit hosts for spring workshops
    • Coordinate publicity for the program Propose and Administer Program Budget
    • Manage efficient use of program budget, including but not limited to programmatic expenses relating to events, faculty travel, faculty lodging, and instructional materials Recruit, Train, and Retain Program Faculty and Staff
    • Recruit program faculty
    • Train program faculty
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with program faculty
    • Maintain relationships with local high schools to provide jurors
    • Recruit student coordinators Teach Program
    • Serve as lead faculty in the spring workshops
    • Serve as lead faculty in the May program

    • JD degree from an accredited U.S. law school, 7 years of trial experience and experience teaching or training trial advocacy/trial skills. Preference will be given to applicants who also have experience in developing and managing effective trial advocacy/trial skills programs (including case file drafting and budget planning).

    Additional Details

    Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law.


    Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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