Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cornell is Hiring

Cornell Law SchoolThe Lawyering Program at Cornell Law School seeks candidates for a full-time position commencing in the 2018-19 academic year. The year-long Lawyering course introduces first-year students to lawyering skills, with primary emphasis on legal writing, analysis, and 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 one section of the Lawyering course and, after two years, also teach an upper-level, skills-related course.

Positions in the program are not tenure track 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. The Dean may provide summer grants to faculty to work on individual and collective projects. Benefits are competitive and include a budget for research and travel.

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. We encourage applications from those whose background and experience would add to the diversity of the faculty. Interested candidates should apply using the following website: 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, at The closing date for the receipt of applications is October 16, 2017. The school intends to interview candidates at the AALS recruitment conference in Washington, D.C., in November 2017.

The position advertised may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings (with some limitations). The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range of $80,000 to $89,999. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research and writing professor will be 31 to 35.

Hat tip to Estelle McKee, Clinical Professor of Law, The Lawyering Program, Cornell Law School.


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