From the email:
Animal Welfare Clinic
(for release 7 July, 2016)
Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for the Director position in its newly created Animal Welfare Clinic.
MSU’s Animal Welfare Clinic will provide opportunities for students to learn the practice of law in a well-supervised and academically rigorous program. The direct representation of clients is the core of the students’ experience in the clinic, and the clinic seeks to maintain a diverse and challenging docket. With a core focus on animal law content, the clinic will select cases with attention to pedagogical concerns, community need, and the need to provide students with opportunities to engage as attorneys in a variety of contexts. This clinic will service individual clients with a variety of individual animal legal issues as well as clients who raise public policy questions about the use of animals in our society. The Clinic will seek out cases which will use the courts to enhance the welfare of animals beyond present practices. The Director will be expected to be an active member of a major University with a diverse set of players with animal related interests. Additionally, it is expected that the individual will coordinate with national organizations and seek to provide leadership on a national level.
For all aspects of the Clinic, the Clinical Professor will work in coordination with Animal Law Program of the College, directed by Professor David Favre and the Associate Dean for Experiential Education, David Thronson, who will help create the program of the clinic. The Clinic Director will receive an annual salary commensurate with their experience, together with generous benefits. This will be a clinical track appointment starting with the title of Assistant Clinical Professor.
Applicants must have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and membership in a state bar. Preference will be given to applicants with significant litigation experience, teaching experience (animal law preferred), a strong academic record, writing ability, and a demonstrated commitment to the understanding and formulating public policy issues concerning animal law. Applications are now being accepted and will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply before August 1, 2016. It is expected the position will be filled in the fall semester of 2016 in anticipation of enrolling students in the clinic in the spring of 2017.
Michigan State University is the nation’s premier land-grant university, established in 1855. More information about the Law College can be found at
To apply, please submit a law school transcript, curriculum vitae and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to:
Professor David Favre
Law College Building
648 North Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
Michigan State University College of Law is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Law College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, genetic information, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, political persuasion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or familial status.
The Law College actively encourages applications from underrepresented ethnic populations, women, veterans, person defined under the ADA and the LGBT community.