FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for two full-time tenure, tenure-track, or long-term contract clinical faculty positions. One faculty member will take over our school’s Community Economic Development Clinic, and one will join our Criminal Defense Clinic. The faculty members will join a vibrant clinical program that has 15 full-time clinicians who teach, practice, and lead. We welcome interest from both experienced clinicians and those new to clinical legal teaching.
We seek dynamic candidates who are excited about clinical legal education, deeply committed to the academic enterprise, and are able to collaborate with diverse groups inside and outside our University. We also seek candidates that possess the capacity and inclination to support and advance law reform, whether through legal scholarship, direct advocacy, or a state/national leadership role. We expect the candidates to know, or become familiar with, principles of experiential learning and clinical pedagogy.
The faculty members will have primary responsibility for designing their clinics and then teaching and supervising students at Lincoln Square Legal Services, Inc., our in-house law firm. Typically, Fordham clinicians teach a full load when they supervise 10 students each semester in a 5-credit course that includes a regularly scheduled seminar and close supervision of student teams. Our clinics operate during the fall and spring semesters. Support for summer case coverage and/or research is available. The faculty members may also teach other courses, depending on interest and institutional needs.
For a full description of the positions and to learn how to apply, please visit our Interfolio posting.