THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY) SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a highly-qualified candidate for a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment for the 2019-20 academic year. The principal responsibility of this faculty member will be to serve as Director of the Lawyering Program.
CUNY Law faculty perform teaching, research, writing, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in their area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Faculty members share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.
CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education with a dual mission of training a diverse group of students to become excellent public interest attorneys, and providing access to the profession for members of historically underrepresented communities. CUNY School of Law's innovative curriculum is recognized as a model for law schools across the nation. CUNY Law is nationally ranked number 3 for clinical programs and number 1 for public interest law.
CUNY School of Law brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to train lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. The law school is one of the most diverse law schools in the country with one of the most diverse faculties in the country. A central component of the law school’s mission is to prepare students to practice "Law in the Service of Human Needs."
The basic premise of the law school's program is that theory and abstract knowledge cannot be separated from practice, practical skill, professional experience and the social, cultural, and economic context of law. Therefore the curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.
CUNY’s dynamic lawyering program applies experiential learning principles in simulation-based contexts. The writing-intensive First-Year Lawyering curriculum consists of two four-credit lawyering seminars. Small cohorts of students assume a variety of lawyering roles in a range of doctrinal and practice contexts to engage with the analytic, advocacy, problem-solving, and interactive work that lawyers must undertake with skill and sensitivity.
Upper-level students take an advanced one-semester lawyering seminar in a public interest law area of their choice involving an expanded array of professional roles, including advocate, mediator, transactional lawyer, and judge. Prior to graduation, all students earn 10-16 credits in either a live-client clinic onsite at the Law School or a practice clinic, a unique seminar and field placement program. Over the course of the program, each law student earns 18-24 experiential credits.
Responsibilities of the Director of the Lawyering Program include: designing and implementing the curriculum for the First-Year Lawyering Program; developing simulations; supporting and coordinating faculty teaching throughout all semesters of the lawyering program; supervising the Legal Writing Center and overseeing the design of other courses and workshops sponsored by the Legal Writing Center; managing the CUNY Writing Fellows program; teaching lawyering and related courses as needed.
This CUNY faculty appointment opportunity comes at an important time in the history of our unique social justice institution. In 2015, the law school launched a part-time evening program, further supporting its dual mission to graduate excellent public interest lawyers and improve access to the legal profession for members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Beginning in 2015, the law school received approval for dual degree programs in law and forensic psychology (JD/MA), inspection and oversight (JD/MPA), and international relations (JD/MIA) with highly respected graduate programs of the City University of New York. Student enrollment at CUNY Law School is strong and the law school is engaged in robust faculty hiring.
CUNY Law School is centrally located at Two Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. Its location, in a vibrant neighborhood minutes away from Manhattan on several subway lines, puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country.
This position will include weekend and evening hours on a rotating basis and requires candidates to teach and be available during flexible hours to support the day and evening programs.
J.D. or L.L.B. Also required are demonstrated evidence of success as a faculty member; ability to develop, innovate and lead CUNY’s unique lawyering program; interest in productive scholarship or law- related work; ability to teach successfully; and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Admission to law practice and law practice experience required.
Additional requirements include commitment to the mission of CUNY School of Law; social justice lawyering experience; availability, willingness, and agreement to teach in day and evening programs and lawyering program and all relevant program areas of need; commitment to scholarly engagement and excellent teaching. Preferred qualifications include an established scholarly record and experience teaching legal writing.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
Commensurate with experience;
Law School Assistant Professor: $73,476 - $109,135
Law School Associate Professor: $85,978 - $133,467
Law School Full Professor: $100,976 - $163,209
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Accepting resumes through October 15, 2018.
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