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Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications for two summer adjunct professor positions to assist in teaching trial advocacy during the Summer Trial and Evidence Program (1st STEP). The course begins May 20th and concludes the week of July 13th, and is offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Extensive litigation experience, trial work, and teaching experience at an ABA law school or NITA are highly preferred qualifications. The ideal candidate has significant experience in teaching advocacy skills necessary for success in a litigation practice, such as drafting motions, making effective use of opening and closing statements, witness examinations, and insuring ethical representation of clients.

GGU is seeking candidates with excellent communications skills, a strong work ethic, and a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering. Successful candidates will have further opportunity to teach litigation courses in the Spring and Fall at the conclusion of the first semester. Areas of possible need may include Evidence in the Courtroom, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Litigation, and Motions Writing. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction. Although not required, candidates with strong professional connections to the San Francisco Bay Area and California legal communities who can mentor students and promote externship and career opportunities will be viewed favorably. Please provide a cover letter and resume. Applications and inquiries should be directed to Professor Romey, the Director of the Litigation Program at kromey@ggu.edu

Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications for an adjunct professor position to teach Motions during the 2019 Summer Semester. The written Motion is a litigator’s basic tool for seeking and obtaining Court rulings in a variety of contexts during the course of litigation. This course provides an overview of, and practice in applying, the legal principles applicable to drafting Motions and effectively arguing them in a real courtroom setting which requires students to step into the role either of counsel or judge and interact with one another on a professional level. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in teaching the advocacy skills necessary for success in motions practice, such as drafting motions to dismiss, demurrers, and summary judgment motions, and orally advocating written motions. We seek candidates with excellent communications skills, a strong work ethic, and a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering. Applications and inquiries should be directed to Professor Romey, the Director of the Litigation Program at kromey@ggu.edu.

Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications for an adjunct professor position to teach Evidence during the 2019 Summer Semester. This course provides an overview of, and practice in applying, the legal principles applicable to Evidentiary Rules and effectively arguing them and using them in a real courtroom setting. This course is a 4-unit required course which is taught in conjunction with the Honors Litigation Program. It requires students to step into the role either of counsel or judge and interact with one another on a professional level. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in teaching the advocacy skills necessary for success in trial practice.

GGU is seeking candidates with excellent communications skills, a strong work ethic, and a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering. Successful candidates will have further opportunity to teach litigation courses in the Spring and Fall at the conclusion of the first semester. Areas of possible need may include Evidence in the Courtroom, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Litigation, and Motions Writing. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction. Although not required, candidates with strong professional connections to the San Francisco Bay Area and California legal communities who can mentor students and promote externship and career opportunities will be viewed favorably. Please provide a cover letter and resume. Applications and inquiries should be directed to Professor Romey, the Director of the Litigation Program at kromey@ggu.edu

Teach and mentor the Honors Summer Litigation Program (1ST STEP) class this summer. As a 1st STEP T.A you will mentor and teach students and assist in their learning basic trial skills during break out groups and workshops. You must be available during the week of trial immersion (May 21-25). Students with a strong knowledge of evidence and trial advocacy and a demonstrated enthusiasm in litigation should apply. Please email your resume and brief statement of interest as soon as possible to Professor Romey at kromey@ggu.edu.

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Golden Gate University School of Law is seeking a Criminal Litigation Professor for the Spring Semester. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach courses in courts and the prosecution process, criminal procedure, law and society, and forensic evidence. Prior experience practicing criminal law and/or working with defendants in the justice system is highly desirable. It is also preferred that the candidate have prior publications and/or experience in the preparation of significant CLE materials. There is a possibility that the successful candidate will be able to add a substantive course to his or her teaching package, if desired, after the conclusion of the first semester of teaching.

Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications for a 2018-2019 adjunct professor position to teach Evidence in the Courtroom during the 2019 Fall Semester. Extensive litigation experience, trial work, and teaching experience at an ABA law school are highly preferred qualifications. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in teaching the advocacy skills necessary for success in a litigation practice, such as drafting motions in limine, mastery of the Federal and California Rules of Evidence, trial preparation, making effective use of witness examinations and cross-examinations, and insuring ethical representation. We seek candidates with excellent communications skills, a strong work ethic, and a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering. It is also preferred that the candidate have prior publications and/or experience in the preparation of significant CLE materials. There is a possibility that the successful candidate will be able to add a substantive course to his or her teaching package, if desired, after the conclusion of the first semester of teaching. Areas of possible need may include Criminal Litigation, Depositions, and Motions Writing. Other potential courses may be available. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction. Applications should consist of a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Applications and inquiries should be directed to Professor Romey, the Director of the Litigation Program at kromey@ggu.edu.

About the Baxter Fellowship:

Each year, since 1995, outstanding GGU students in litigation are selected as Judge Lee Baxter Graduate Fellows in Litigation, a post-graduate position. The Baxter Fellows are full-time valuable members of the GGU Litigation Center team. The Fellows work directly with the Litigation Director and other litigation professors; offer students guidance; and help coach GGU mock trial teams. Judge D. Lee Baxter generated the fellowship through her generous gift to the law school. Judge Lee Baxter is an alumna of GGU Law and served as a Court Commissioner, a Municipal Court Judge, and as a Judge of the Superior Court of San Francisco. Now retired, Judge Baxter is a member of the Board of Trustees of Golden Gate University and continues to actively support our Litigation Center.

Teaching Role:
Provide litigation skills instruction and helpful critique to students. Topics on instruction in include case analysis, witness examination, closing and opening presentation skills, and understanding and using evidence. Provide in-class and office hour student instruction assisting the litigation direction in course instruction for trial advocacy courses, 1st STEP, and Evidence.

In Vino Competition Organizer & Mock Trial Role:
Work closely with the litigation director in running the October In Vino Veritas – Mock Trial Competition. This includes soliciting volunteers, coordinating travel plans, working on the problem set, and directing volunteer judges and legal professionals during the program.

Planning and conducting Mock Trial try-outs in the Fall. This includes preparing a sample problem, evaluating students, synchronizing participant and coach schedules, and assisting the program director in selecting mock trial competition teams. Providing skills presentations on evidence and coaching and mentoring competition teams. Your role also includes registering mock trial teams for competitions, and assisting in coaching and preparing the teams for regional and national competitions.

Litigation Center Project:

You also have the opportunity to incorporate a mini personal project that will become part of your Baxter Legacy. You can create a new idea or build upon an existing program and execute it to improve GGU’s litigation center. Ideas should include increasing outreach, expanding school recognition, improving student skills, and adding exposure to potential job opportunities for students. Prior Baxter projects include In Vino Competition; 1st STEP program; Cross & Close; Litigation Videos; and the “Book of Baxter” manual.

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Kaelyn Romey

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  • kromey@ggu.edu

ASHLEY LOTTI

BAXTER FELLOW

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  • baxterfellow@ggu.edu

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