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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Lecturer


Fort Worth, Texas
Open Date
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The School of Law at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time Academic Professional Track (non-tenure) position with a 11-month academic appointment beginning June 1, 2023. Applicants will be considered for the faculty title of Lecturer, depending of qualifications.

The lecturer will assist the Director of the Low Income Tax Clinic with all aspects of the Tax Clinic, including client representation, law student supervision, classroom instruction, community outreach and education, grant administration/reporting and IRS compliance. The Tax Clinic will be part of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Responsibilities - STUDENT INSTRUCTION/TRAINING: Provide law students with practical instruction in federal income tax law, Internal Revenue Service regulations and procedures, and United States Tax Court rules and procedures. Provide law students with training in core lawyering skills necessary to carry out client representation, including interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, negotiation, drafting pleadings and agreements, and oral advocacy. Train and supervise approximately 5 law students per semester, and approximately 5 law students each summer, in direct client representation in such matters. Represent clients when students not in the clinic- COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Develop and conduct community education and outreach programs for Texas organizations, their members, and fellow practitioners on a range of personal federal income tax matters. Recruit and refer cases to pro bono attorneys. Provide training and oversight for prospective pro bono attorneys. - TAX CLINIC INFRASTRUCTURE: Assist the director with Tax Clinic infrastructure including a curriculum, a case management system, and relationships with community partner organizations. Provide low income residents of north Texas with direct case representation before the United States Tax Court and the Internal Revenue Service. - IRS/FINANCIAL REPORTING: With assistance from the law school, comply with all requirements of the Internal Revenue Service for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics, including reporting on financial and service activity, preparing grant renewal applications, and attending an annual national conference for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics - OTHER: Performs other duties as assigned. - - - - - - - - - -


Required Education and Experience - Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

PREFERRED: Prior law school teaching and particularly clinical teaching. - Three-Five- years of practice experience including both litigation experience and tax practice. Knowledge
and Skills - - A working knowledge of federal income tax law. - A demonstrated commitment to work with low-income individuals and those for whom English is a second language. -
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Licenses, Certifications and Registrations - A member in good standing of the bar of any US state possession. territory/
commonwealth, or the District of Columbia..

PREFERRED: Admission to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court, or be eligible and willing to
attain admission.

Other Requirements - Position will only last for the duration of the Low-Income Tax Clinic (LITC) grant.

PREFERRED: - An excellent academic record. - A commitment to instructing and supervising law students.
Note: We will consider recent graduates who have the ability to gain standing with the State Bar of Texas within a year.

Application Instructions

Applicants may submit the following at apply.interfolio.com/124825 

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching and service, as applicable
  • Names and contact information of 3 professional references


Questions regarding this position should be sent to Lori Rogde, Director of Texas A&M School of Law Legal Clinics, at lrogde@law.tamu.edu

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program.