Wednesday, February 4, 2009

job opening at Touro

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center seeks applicants for the contract position of Legal Process professor. Legal Process is a six-credit, first-year course. Students receive three credits in the fall semester and three credits in the spring semester. In addition to the standard focus on predictive writing in the fall and persuasive writing in the spring, students are introduced to client interviewing, client counseling, and negotiation. Full-time Legal Process professors teach two sections of approximately 18 students each.

After two successive one-year contracts, Legal Process professors have presumptively renewable three year contracts, with renewable five-year contracts for scholarly publication. Legal Process is a directorless program with eight full-time professors who enjoy the same level of autonomy as the doctrinal faculty, as well as the same access to travel, scholarship, and other professional development funds.

Legal Process professors are involved in all aspects of law school life, including chairing and serving on major committees and serving as advisors to student organizations. They also have the opportunity to teach a variety of other courses. Legal Process professors attend faculty meetings and vote on all matters other than tenure and retention. The salary range for this position is $80,000-$89,000.

Touro is located in Central Islip, a suburban community on Long Island close to Manhattan and the wonders of New York City. Touro is housed in a new state-of-the-art facility directly across from the federal and state courthouses. Touro's innovative curriculum, court observation program, and Public Advocacy Center take advantage of this proximity by giving students hands-on experience and the ability to observe the skills they are learning in the classroom as they are applied in the real world.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references by mail to Professor Deseriee Kennedy, Chair of Appointments Committee, c/o Marie Litwin, Secretary to the Dean, Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722.

The Appointments Committee would like to receive all material by February 13, 2009. The law school invites interested persons to contact any of the committee members for further information:
Rodger Citron; Deseriee Kennedy, Chair; Heather Melniker (Legal Process); Meredith Miller; Deborah Post; Gary Shaw; Michelle Zakarin (Legal Process).

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