Monday, June 24, 2013

Cardozo Law School seeking to hire director of Tech Startup Clinic

Here are the details:


The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University invites applications for a full-time clinical professor to design and direct a new in-house Tech Startup Clinic, which will provide legal services and support to new technology-based companies in the New York City area. The successful candidate will join a clinical faculty dedicated to experiential learning and public service, and will have a leadership role at the intersection of Cardozo’s programs in technology, business and intellectual property law.

The clinic will provide a learning vehicle for students, provide free or low-cost legal

services to technology startups, offer on-site legal seminars for tech incubator tenants and accelerator program participants, and create public programs on startup basics like founders' agreements, incorporation and issuing shares and options, and the wide variety of legal problems facing start-ups. It is expected that the clinic will work collaboratively with the institutions and organizations that provide new technology companies in the New York City area with non-legal services (e.g., venture and startup financing, office and manufacturing space, and business counseling).

The Tech Startup Clinic will join Cardozo's other programs and in-house clinics, including the Heyman Center on Corporate Governance, the Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic, the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, the Mediation and Divorce Mediation clinics, Housing Justice Clinic, the Human Rights and Genocide Prevention Clinic, Securities Arbitration Clinic, the Indie Film Clinic, the Civil Rights Clinic and the Guardianship Clinic as well Cardozo's acclaimed Innocence Project.

The director of the clinic will be responsible for designing the clinic and overseeing its

operation, including supervising students, and teaching the seminar component of the clinic. The successful applicant is expected to take an active part in faculty governance and committee work.

Applicants should have a J.D. degree, at least five years of related practice experience,

and strong interest or experience in clinical teaching. New York State bar admission is

preferred. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, list of references, and a resume to Kathy Horton, Director of the Dean’s Office, at [email protected].

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a part of Yeshiva University. Yeshiva University has a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. We are committed to achieving nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity in employment and in all spheres of academic life. All University-wide decisions are based on equitable and equally applied standards of excellence.


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