Creighton is seeking an instructor to lead a new Chapter 7 Low Income Bankruptcy Legal Clinic which will operate as a one-semester clinical course with an additional classroom competent that will be offered each fall and spring semester. The clinical instructor will act in the role of supervising attorney who work with up to eight third-year law students who will be certified under the student practice rules and approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Students will receive intensive skills training and close individual supervision by the clinic instructor to ensure representation is consistent with best practices in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The instructor will supervise students engaging in court appearances, client interviewing and counseling, factual investigations, motions practice, and all other aspect of consumer bankruptcy. Students will meet as a group with their instructor on a weekly basis to engage in case conferencing and universalize the learning arising from each individual representation experience. The instructor must be licensed to practice law in Nebraska and approved to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
A Doctorate or Masters degree from an accredited college or university;
2-4 years prior teaching experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;
Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;
Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pounds: 10lbs)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: No and Yes
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No and Yes
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.