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Adjunct Faculty Members for Patent Law, Taxation of Business Entities, and Non-Profit Organizations Practice

The Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center is seeking to hire adjunct faculty members for courses in Patent Law, Taxation of Business Entities, and Non-Profit Organizations Practice. Which the exception of the Patent Law course, the courses will begin during the 2020-2021 academic year. Generally, applicants should have a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school, superior academic credentials, and at least five years of practice experience or other experience relevant to the subject matter of the course.

With the exception of Patent Law, there is some flexibility in which semester courses are scheduled and the day(s) and time(s) at which courses are scheduled. For example, a two-credit course might meet once a week for two hours, or twice a week for one hour. Adjuncts generally receive a small honorarium from the Law Center for their services.

Applicants should send a résumé to Professor Elizabeth R. Carter by email at elizabethcarter@lsu.edu.

Deadline: September 27, 2019

Questions may also be addressed to Professor Carter (or in the case of Patent Law to Professor Lockridge as noted below).

Patent Law (2 credits)

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center seeks a person knowledgeable about, and experienced in, patent litigation and patent prosecution to teach Patent Law as an adjunct professor during the Spring 2020 semester. The class is currently scheduled to meet from 4:00–6:00 p.m. on Thursdays at the Law Center, from January 16 through April 23, 2020.

Qualifications: In addition to the general qualifications applicable to adjuncts, applicants should also have significant practice experience with patent litigation and patent prosecution and be licensed to practice before the USPTO.

Course description: This course covers various areas of patent law such as basic issues of patent prosecution; patentable subject matter (including both utility and design patents); requirements for a valid patent; patent infringement, defenses, and remedies; and basic assignment and licensing issues. Students will typically complete and receive feedback on a few drafting exercises during this course (such as letters to clients, simple claims, legal memoranda, or portions of briefs).

Additional notes about the course: Most students enter the Law Center’s 2-credit Patent Law course having already taken Introduction to Intellectual Property, which covers the basics of subject matter, validity, and infringement. Patent Law is therefore not an introductory course. Questions about the course may be directed to Professor Lee Ann Lockridge at lockridge@lsu.edu. Questions about the application process may be directed to Professor Elizabeth Carter at elizabethcarter@lsu.edu.

Taxation of Business Entities (3 credits)

Course description: This course provides an introduction to the federal taxation of business entities, namely corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Topics include an introduction and overview of Internal Revenue Code Subchapters C, K, and S; choice of entity issues; and tax issues related to major events in the life of a business. Note: Completion of or co-enrollment in Business Associations I (LAW 5300) is recommended. Prerequisite: Income Taxation I (LAW 5501).

Additional notes about the course: This course is intended to be an introduction to corporate tax and partnership tax. Students are required to complete the introductory personal income tax course prior to taking this course. Questions about the course and the application process may be directed to Professor Elizabeth Carter at elizabethcarter@lsu.edu.

Non-Profit Organizations Practice (2 credits)

Course description: This experiential simulation course is designed to expose students to the major governance and tax issues affecting the non-profit sector—particularly charitable organizations described in IRC §501(c)(3). Through simulated exercises and faculty feedback, the course focuses on the lawyer’s role in forming, securing tax exemptions for, and counseling non-profit entities, such as charitable organizations, foundations, museums, hospitals, universities, and advocacy groups. Students will draft a variety of documents related to the formation and governance of non-profit organizations and will engage in other simulation exercises This course is graded Pass/Fail (E, HP, P, F) Note: Completion of or co-enrollment in Business Associations I (LAW 5300) is recommended. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Income Taxation I (LAW 5501).

Additional notes about the course: This course is a simulation course (in accordance with ABA Standard 304). Questions about the course and the application process may be directed to Professor Elizabeth Carter at elizabethcarter@lsu.edu.