NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL (NYLS) is seeking a clinical professor to teach and direct a Civil Rights Clinic, beginning in the fall, 2019. The professor will design a clinic involving students in civil rights and racial, economic, and social justice matters which could encompass employment and housing discrimination, educational equity, voting rights, and other issues, and will be responsible for all aspects of the clinic, including: curriculum design, teaching seminars, supervision of and responsibility for student casework, and selection of clients. The professor will join a team of committed clinical faculty members who collaborate on the design and development of the clinical and skills curriculum. The professor will participate fully in the governance and life of the law school and may also have the opportunity to teach other skills and doctrinal courses.
Although scholarly writing is not a requirement of the position, our clinical faculty engages in a variety of writing projects, including traditional and clinical scholarship, and advocacy and practitioner-oriented projects, which the law school encourages and supports.
Candidates should have a minimum of seven years’ experience in civil rights practice or clinical teaching. Candidates must be admitted or eligible for admission to the New York bar upon joining the law school faculty. The selected candidate will be on a long-term contract track or receive a long-term contract, as appropriate, based on experience.
Applicants should send a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae, including references, to Associate Dean William P. LaPiana, Associate.Dean@nyls.edu.
Founded in 1891, NYLS (www.nyls.edu) is an independent law school in the heart of New York City’s legal, government, financial, and emerging tech centers. The school is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates. For more on NYLS’s Strategic Plan, http://www.nyls.edu/strategy/; for our commitment to diversity and inclusion, http://www.nyls.edu/Diversity.