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.

Communications & Program Manager

The Human Rights Center is looking for an energetic, experienced candidate that is skilled in Communications, Events, and Operations. The Human Rights Center promotes research on real-world challenges, prepares future lawyers to defend human rights, and partners with civil society to impact law and practice at the local, national, and international levels. The responsibilities for this role are various, with a few listed below:

  • Communications & Outreach - lead the communications strategy for the Center; create and edit content across many mediums including social media; integrate the Centers’ communications using University systems for donor management
  • Programs & Events - run the student fellowship program; design, plan, and manager the Center’s academic & public outreach events; direct student-focused programming
  • Operations & Administration - oversee general operations; develop and oversee budgets; liaise with finance department and other units 

The position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 335524. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.


Admissions Coordinator

The University of Minnesota Law School seeks a talented individual to support the Admissions Office with a broad range of high-level administrative and logistical tasks. This position provides a unique opportunity for the right candidate to be part of a high energy Admissions Team while being the primary point of contact and communication for the Admissions Office, including communication with prospective and current students, as well as other units within the Law School. This position will also offer some support to faculty members teaching University undergraduates taking Law minor classes at the Law School. This position has a variety of responsibilities, with the key areas listed below:

  • Office Management & Customer Service - first point of contact; identify University resources available to students and visitors; process invoice payments and reimbursements
  • Recruitment Logistics - assist the Director to execute recruiting plan, communication of recruiting events to students; manage logistics for off-campus events
  • Admissions Process Assistance - utilize admissions database to record student data; prepare admissions packets; track deposits; track and process I-20 documentation for international students
  • Undergraduate Programs Assistance - communicate and promote undergrad programs; serve as a resource for students; interact with undergraduate students to share information

The position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 335523. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.


Community Outreach & Program Coordinator

The Community Outreach and Program Coordinator, at the James H. Binger Center for New Americans, develops, organizes, and manages the Center’s community outreach programs directed towards non-citizens. This includes project planning, logistics, volunteer recruitment, community engagement, recordkeeping, data input, publicity, tracking outcomes, and the production of educational materials and newsletters.

We are looking for someone that is responsive and proactive with close attention to detail who will work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including vulnerable populations to achieve the Center’s project-based education and outreach goals.

The position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 335365. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.


Finance Professional 2

The University of Minnesota Law School seeks an experienced, personable Finance Professional 2. This role provides support and financial guidance, train, and advice to the Law School faculty, staff, and students on financial policies and processes. This position has a variety of responsibilities, with a few listed below:

  • audit and reconcile Law School payroll;
  • research discrepancies;
  • provide financial oversight and analysis to facilitate strategic planning and problem-solving;
  • provide faculty, staff, and students with accurate and timely financial reports;
  • monitor expenditures and income in relation to unit budgets;
  • reconcile assigned sponsored and non-sponsored accounts and funds on a monthly basis; and
  • works with departmental directors in the planning, coordination, and implementation of the annual budget entry process and year-end closing.

The Law School Finance department totals 4 people, with this position reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

The position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 331425. 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 Legal Writing Director, Chris Soper at csoper@umn.edu or Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, William McGeveran at mcgeveran@umn.edu.


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