Instructor, Consumer Debt Practicum, School of Law

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
14 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
12 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Description

Boston University School of Law is hiring a part-time instructor to teach a new Consumer Debt Practicum. The instructor will teach the two-credit practicum in both the fall and spring semesters.   

The Volunteer Lawyers Project staffs the Fair Debt Collection Clinic in Small Claims Court at the Boston Municipal Court Central Division, Cambridge District Court and Quincy District Court.  The clinic provides pro bono representation to low income defendants in small claims court on credit card collection matters.  Students will attend the clinic at BMC, which meets every Thursday afternoon. 

Students will represent low-income debtors in negotiations and small claims trials at the Boston Municipal Court through the Volunteer Lawyers Project Fair Debt Collection Clinic. The Practicum instructor will supervise the students and teach a classroom component.  Students will develop the practical skills of client interviewing and counseling, negotiation, and oral advocacy. Students will learn about the debt collection industry, common defenses to consumer debt collection suits, and how to litigate Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims in these cases. 

Required Skills

The ideal candidate for this position will be an attorney who has worked with the Volunteer Lawyers Project Fair Debt Collection Clinic and has law school teaching experience.  

DO NOT submit your application through the BU website.

To apply, please send a Cover Letter and CV to the Associate Dean for Experiential Education via email at:

Boston University School of Law is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants.  

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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