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 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,

Hat tip to Prof. Beth Lyon.


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