Dream Job Alert! We’re Hiring A Clinic Director for New SCU Law Clinic Supporting Start-Up Entrepreneurs

By Eric Goldman

Santa Clara Law has opened up a job req for a newly created position to direct a newly approved clinic we’re currently calling the “Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic.” The clinic will help with formation, financing, transactional support and product counseling for entrepreneurs who have some connection to Santa Clara University. This project took years of gestation, so I am incredibly excited about this development.

The Clinic Director will help build the clinic and then run the clinic and supervise the students. See the job listing. For the foreseeable future, the Clinic Director will report to me–a plus of the job, or a fairly big minus, depending on your perspective!

For the right person, it could be a dream job to build the clinic, work with start-up entrepreneurs, teach students, and be a part of a dynamic academic community. Although we have long-term hopes to self-fund the clinic, the clinic isn’t funded on soft dollars, so fundraising isn’t required to keep the clinic lights on. With our Silicon Valley location and strong institutional support for the clinic, an ambitious candidate could emerge as a national leader on providing transactional clinical education, especially with respect to teaching students how to work with technology-focused entrepreneurs.

We are deliberately holding the search open until January to help those candidates who are awaiting end-of-year bonuses. Please help us share the job announcement widely, and email me with any questions.


The High Tech Law Institute official blog post:

Santa Clara Law and the High Tech Law Institute are creating a new Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic to provide start-up legal services to entrepreneurs who have a connection with Santa Clara University. The clinic expects to launch in May 2013.

The clinic will help entrepreneurs with entity formation, financing, transactions and product counseling. Under the supervision of the Clinic Director, students will participate in all aspects of the clinic’s services. Santa Clara Law is now seeking applicants for the newly created position of Clinic Director. See the job listing.

“This clinic strengthens our ability to prepare students to be 21st Century Silicon Valley lawyers. The clinic will also create collaboration opportunities with the Business School, the Engineering School and other parts of Santa Clara University, and it will provide more legal resources for entrepreneurs who are helping create new companies—and new jobs—in California,” said Professor Eric Goldman, Director of the High Tech Law Institute.

“The new Entrepreneur’s Clinic will be a huge win for our students and our community,” he added.

About Santa Clara University School of Law

Santa Clara University School of Law, founded in 1911 on the site of California’s oldest operating higher-education institution, is dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. One of the nation’s most diverse law schools, Santa Clara Law offers its 975 students an academically rigorous program, including graduate degrees in international law and intellectual property law; combined J.D./MBA degree; and certificates in intellectual property law, international law, and public interest and social justice law. Santa Clara Law is located in the world-class business center of Silicon Valley, and is distinguished nationally for our top-ranked program in intellectual property. For more information, see https://www.scu.edu/law.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.