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Program Director, Global Law Program, Stanford Law School
Stanford University

Date Posted Dec. 10, 2021
Title Program Director, Global Law Program, Stanford Law School
University Stanford University
Stanford, CA, United States
Department Law
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • International Law
    Law - General

Program Director, Global Law Program, Stanford Law School
School of Law, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4111
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: H
Requisition ID: 92447

Stanford Law School is seeking to hire a Program Director for its Global Law Program.

You will direct several innovative international programs, help to plan curriculum, write case materials, plan field study courses and law school events for students and faculty interested in international business transactions, litigation, regulation, and public policy.

As Program Director, you will work under the general direction of Associate Dean Rob Daines to engage the Stanford Law School community in the legal, economic, business, and regulatory issues important in a world where capital, services and labor frequently cross-national borders. You will help set the program's strategy and long-range plans.

You'll help direct and plan the Global Quarter, a new program that offers a group of students (selected in a competitive process) the opportunity to engage in an immersive quarter focused on international business, law and policy. The quarter includes a three weeklong field-study course abroad (prior quarters have focused on Asia and the European Union.) You will help plan the curriculum and case studies for the Global Quarter and organize the field study portion of the program, including organizing meetings with foreign policy makers, lawyers, business leaders and academics. You will oversee the selection of the annual cohort of students (designated as Franke Fellows) participating in the Global Quarter.

In addition, you will help coordinate international field study courses, a faculty visitor program with academics from around the globe, as well as public lectures and workshop events. You will also help plan and teach the school's foundational course on global legal practice.

The Program Director will also have demonstrated research and writing ability. You will be a self-starter who is able to work independently on multiple projects with minimal supervision.

As Program director you will:

  • Plan and oversee the activities of the Global Law Program, including helping to set strategy and long-range plans.
  • Oversee and administer research activities for case studies and other curriculum items, particularly for the school's foundational courses on international business transactions, litigation, and regulation. Collect and analyze data, prepare case outlines, problem sets, and field study materials
  • Assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. Make recommendations for course improvements.
  • Evaluate the Global Law Program, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.
  • Review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program
  • Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program. Make recommendations on funding.
  • Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert for the Global Law Program and develop communications for students and faculty about global programming. Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.
  • Advise students
  • May oversee and train student workers.

- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Minimum Education and Experience Required

JD required and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Experience in international litigation, arbitration or transactional work is strongly preferred. Program administration and or research experience may be required.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.

  • Ability to work independently and to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.

    Work Standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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