Law School, Cornell University

Program ID:Cornell-Law School-CPLPLAW [#9465, WDR-00008508 Clinical Professor]
Program Title: Clinical Professor, Lawyering Program
Program Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map]
Subject Area: Law
Starting Date:2017/07/31
Appl Deadline:2017/10/16** finished (posted 2017/08/02, finished 2018/03/21, listed until 2017/10/16)

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

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 J.D. program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LL.M. 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.

The Lawyering Program at Cornell Law School seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position commencing in the 2018-19 academic year. 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 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. Benefits are competitive and include a budget for research and travel. Faculty may also apply to the Dean for summer research stipends to work on individual and collective projects.

Cornell Law School especially welcomes applications from individuals whose background and experience may contribute to the diversity of the faculty.

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.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, law-school transcript, the names of three references, and two writing samples.

Questions may be referred to Joel Atlas, Director of the Lawyering Program,

The deadline for the receipt of applications is October 16, 2017. We plan to interview candidates at the AALS recruitment conference in Washington, D.C., in November 2017.

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 opening 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.

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