November 18, 2008
Columbia Seeks Visiting Clinician for Nonprofit/Small Business Clinic
Columbia Law School seeks a Visiting Clinical Professor to teach its Non-Profit Organizations/Small Business Clinic for one or both semesters of 2009-2010. Begun in 1985 as the Community Development Clinic, the Clinic is one of the oldest clinics in the country devoted to neighborhood revitalization through transactional work on behalf of non-profit organizations and small businesses. The Clinic serves clients located primarily in underserved communities by helping them to structure their enterprises, develop effective governance policies, enter into contracts, leases and other transactions and meet regulatory requirements. Most of the Clinic’s clients address needs in New York City; some work on human rights and economic development matters abroad.
Starting from a well-developed curriculum and well-established sources of clients (particularly in the non-profit area), the Visiting Professor will be responsible for all aspects of running the Clinic: including course planning and teaching, client selection, supervision and mentoring of law students in representing clients, Clinic administration, and community education and outreach. Visitors are invited to participate in all colloquia and other aspects of academic life at the Law School, including the monthly meetings of a diverse and supportive clinical faculty.
The successful applicant will be a licensed attorney who has 4+ years of experience and demonstrated skill in representing non-profits and/or small businesses in the areas identified above and a record of strong academic achievement and commitment to public interest work. Clinical teaching experience and demonstrated ability to work with culturally and economically diverse communities are highly desirable. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Please refer questions to the Clinic Director, Barbara Schatz.
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street–Box B-6
New York, NY 10027
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