NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW: The Business Law Transactions Clinic of New York University School of Law is searching for up to two teaching fellows to begin as early as July 2018 for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. Under the close supervision of the Clinic faculty and teaching fellows, twelve third-year law students per semester in the Clinic provide business and transactional legal advice to nonprofit organizations and for-profit social enterprises typically in the New York area. Through both client work and a weekly seminar, the students in the Clinic focus on the business lawyer’s multiple roles in assessing, planning, and managing transactional projects such as commercial and financing contracts and governance matters. A representative list of projects and other information about the Clinic is available at: http://www.law.nyu.edu/academics/clinics/semester/business
The Clinic staff is comprised of two adjunct faculty members, two teaching fellows and other senior supervising attorneys. The teaching fellows work with the rest of the faculty and the students on the client work, which consists of drafting and reviewing contracts, structuring transactions, updating governance materials, advising on compliance matters and providing general corporate support to Clinic clients. The adjunct faculty and other senior supervising attorneys work part time and are usually offsite. The teaching fellows work full time at the Law School to supervise and manage the work on a day-to-day basis and serve as the first line of communication between the Clinic students and faculty, and the first line of supervising client work. In between semesters and during breaks, the teaching fellows have direct responsibility for client representation.
The teaching fellows assist with researching and updating course materials, managing seminars and scheduling guest speakers, and client outreach. The seminars are taught by the adjunct faculty and guest speakers, but there are opportunities for fellows interested in teaching to lead portions of certain seminars depending on their expertise and experience.
The teaching fellowship is a full time position with a requested commitment of two academic years.
Applicants for the teaching fellowship must have a J. D. degree, possess strong academic credentials and have a minimum of four years of practice experience in corporate and transactional law. Interested candidates may apply electronically by sending a cover letter and resume to Nirva Beljour at LeadershipProgram@mercury.law.nyu.edu.
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