CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW HIRING ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR IN IMMIGRATION JUSTICE CLINIC

08 Feb 2018 8:10 AM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW OF YESHIVA UNIVERSITY

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to co-teach in its established Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic with the clinic’s existing director. The successful candidate will join a robust clinical program at a law school long dedicated to experiential learning and public service. 

Applicants must be skilled, creative and experienced lawyers with an interest and ability to supervise students in both individual litigation and law reform projects. Applicants must also possess a profound interest in the educational mission of the clinic: to develop the next generation of immigrant advocates and, more generally, to teach students the lawyering skills necessary to serve individual clients and to reform our legal system. Foreign language abilities are desirable but not required. Applicants need not be admitted to the New York bar at time of application but, if hired, will be expected to obtain admission. Applicants must have prior experience working with immigrant communities with a strong preference for applicants experienced in the intersection of criminal and immigration law, removal defense work, federal practice and impact litigation. 

The clinic’s mission is to offer an outstanding legal educational experience to its students, to provide individual representation to immigrants in traditionally neglected areas, and to serve the immigrant community in efforts to reform law and public policy. The clinic’s emphasis has historically been on removal defense cases for immigrants who are detained and/or who have had prior contact with the criminal justice system. In addition, the clinic represents immigrant community-based and national advocacy organizations on impact projects related to immigration enforcement issues. These projects involve a broad range of legal work including, for example: impact litigation, legal support for legislative advocacy, report writing, administrative advocacy and media work. An ideal candidate would have some level of experience in most or all of these areas. In all individual and impact cases students perform the critical legal work under the intensive supervision of clinic faculty. 

The successful candidate is expected to take an active part in faculty governance and the intellectual life of the law school. Applicants should have a JD degree or equivalent, at least five years of relevant experience, an outstanding record of professional achievement, and a commitment to clinical teaching. Experience in clinical education is preferred. We anticipate hiring for this position for an initial three-year period, after which, continuation is contingent on securing additional funding. Candidates interested in also pursuing a robust scholarly agenda are encouraged to speak with the Appointments Committee about future options of a tenure-track appointment. 

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Chair of the Appointments Committee Professor Ekow Yankah, yankah@yu.edu. 

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a part of Yeshiva University. Yeshiva University has a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. We are committed to achieving nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity in employment and in all spheres of academic life. All University-wide decisions are based on equitable and equally applied standards of excellence.

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