Instructor, Contract Law Practice for Foreign-Trained Law Students, Boston University School

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
01 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Boston University School of Law is seeking to hire a part-time instructor to teach a seminar, “Contract Law Practice:  Understanding the US Lawyer’s Perspective”. The seminar is an introductory course  on US contract law specifically designed for foreign-trained LLM students from civil law traditions. Its goal is to prepare non-common law lawyers to work effectively with US counsel when structuring and negotiating contractual terms and provisions. The class brings a practical perspective to the topics covered in a traditional first-year contracts course:  the fundamentals of contract formation, enforceability, defenses to enforceability, interpretation, performance, conditions, third party rights, damages, and other remedies.

In addition to receiving foundational exposure to the main U.S. contract law topics, students will examine how contract law principles affect real-world US legal practice in a range of settings.  Comparisons to civil law traditions will be made to elucidate doctrinal concepts and practice considerations.  As a result, students will gain a deeper understanding of the practical and cross-cultural issues to consider when working with (or against) US counsel.

Interest in teaching international, non-native English speaking students is required. Prior teaching experience in a law school is strongly preferred.

Required Skills

DO NOT submit your application through the BU website.

Applicants should email a letter of interest and a resume to the Graduate and International Programs Office at Boston University School of Law, at

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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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