Job Opportunities

Below are short descriptions of the current openings that the University of Minnesota Law School has to offer. To see the full descriptions, please follow the link after the short description, select if you're an External Applicant, Student, or Current U Employee, and then type in the job opening number at the top of the Search Jobs prompt. The University of Minnesota is an equal-opportunity educator and employer.

Experiential Education Coordinator

The Experiential Education Coordinator’s (the Coordinator) primary responsibility is to provide program support for the Legal Research & Writing (LRW) program. The Coordinator also will provide administrative and program support for other experiential education programs, working closely with the Administrator of Experiential Education and the faculty directors of experiential education programs. The Coordinator will report to David Cleveland, Director of Legal Research & Writing and Clinical Professor of Law.

The Coordinator will have the opportunity to manage a diverse and varied portfolio of tasks and responsibilities in support of experiential educational programming at the Law School. The Coordinator will work closely and collaboratively with multiple administrators and directors of Law School programs. The Coordinator will interact frequently and directly with students, faculty (permanent and adjunct), and staff to foster an environment of equity and inclusion.

The full position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 355784. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.

Student Affairs Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant role provides critical support to the Office of Student Affairs, including exemplary customer service in a friendly and professional manner, and excellent project management skills. This person will have a high degree of contact with faculty, staff and students, and must be able to adapt quickly and professionally. The person must have excellent attention to detail and interpersonal skills. The Law School is proud to serve a diverse and varied group of internal and external constituents. This candidate will need to work effectively across these diverse communities.

The full position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 355706. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.

Adjunct Professor

Consider teaching as an adjunct and work with energetic students, make connections with colleagues and keep in touch with the academic community, help develop the next generation of lawyer-leaders, and gain a deeper understanding of the material.

There are four options for teaching as an Adjunct Professor:

  1. Core Course - traditional course with support from prior Law School professors, choose a textbook and develop your own syllabus. (Examples: Trademark Law, Labor Law, Secured Transactions, etc.)
  2. Turnkey Course - course with the syllabus, readings, lesson plans, and exercises already designed. With support from program directors, your main role is to prepare for class and teach. (Examples: Legal Research & Writing, Legal Writing II, Law in Practice, etc.)
  3. Custom Course - develop a new course using your expertise on a specialized legal topic that is particularly relevant to today's law students. (Examples: Campaign Finance and Election Law, Law and Social Media, and Marijuana Law & Policy)
  4. Independent Field Placement - work with one or two students at your office. The student gains a meaningful legal experience and you gain a helpful intern. 50-100 hours per semester and supervised by a Law School faculty member. (Examples: Private law firms, Public law practices, Corporate legal departments)

For more information on all courses, please contact Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Oren Gross at