Cornell University, Law School

Program ID:Cornell-Law School-LAWPD [#18874]
Program Title: Lawyering Program Director
Program Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map]
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline:2021/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2021/06/30, updated 2021/06/29, listed until 2021/09/30)
Description:    

Cornell Law School seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position as the Lawyering Program Director commencing in the 2022-2023 academic year. Lateral candidates, and experienced practitioners on the entry-level market, are welcome to apply. The Lawyering course is a year-long, four-credit course that introduces first-year students to lawyering skills, with an emphasis on legal writing, legal analysis, oral-presentation skills, and legal research. Lawyering faculty collaborate to ensure a uniform core curriculum, but they retain substantial academic freedom. Law librarians teach the research component of the course.

Lawyering faculty, including the program director, teach a section of the Lawyering course (approximately 35 students) and, after two years, also teach an upper-level, skills-related course. Positions in the program are not eligible for tenure but are eligible for long-term renewal. Entry-level faculty start with a three-year contract (eligible for renewal for another three years) and, after six years, are eligible for renewable, five-year contracts. Salary and benefits are competitive and include a budget for research and travel. Also, faculty may apply to the Dean for a summer-research stipend to work on individual and collective projects.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have a J.D., excellent academic credentials, a strong writing background, and substantial legal-practice experience (a minimum of three years is strongly preferred). Teaching experience is also preferred.

To apply:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, law-school transcript, the names of and contact information for three references, two writing samples, and a diversity statement. The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 30, 2021.

Questions may be referred to Beth Lyon, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Lawyering Program Subcommittee, mbl235@cornell.edu.

About Us:
Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the Lawyering Program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/academics/experiential-learning/lawyering-program/
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