Friday, July 9, 2021

Cornell is Hiring a Director

Cornell Law School seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position as the Lawyering Program Director commencing in the 2022-2023 academic year. Lateral candidates, and experienced practitioners on the entry-level market, are welcome to apply. 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, including the program director, 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. Salary and benefits are competitive and include a budget for research and travel. Also, faculty may apply to the Dean for a summer-research stipend to work on individual and collective projects.

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.

To apply: Interested candidates should apply via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18874. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, law-school transcript, the names of and contact information for three references, two writing samples, and a diversity statement. The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 30, 2021.

Questions may be referred to Beth Lyon, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Lawyering Program Subcommittee, mbl235@cornell.edu.

Hat tip to Prof. Beth Lyon.

(mew)

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