NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW and its Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship are searching for a teaching fellow to begin August 2023 for the 2023-24 and 2024-2025 academic years. This appointment will include supporting the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship and teaching in the International Transactions Clinic.
Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship (Grunin Center):
The Grunin Center, the first center of its kind at a law school, was launched in the spring of 2017 (see http://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/grunin-social-entrepreneurship).
The mission of the Grunin Center is to accelerate the effective participation and enhance the community of lawyers and legal institutions engaged in social entrepreneurship and impact investing. In fulfilling this mission, the Grunin Center is committed to engaging in activities that will: 1) educate students and lawyers about legal issues in the fields of social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and sustainable development, 2) lead path-breaking conversations (in person, in social media, and on the page) and provide thought leadership about how legal innovations and new approaches to law, policy, and legal education can advance the fields of social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and sustainable development, 3) invest in the success of students who are interested in applying their legal skills to the fields of social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and sustainable development by, among other things, supporting extra-curricular activities, providing research and fellowship opportunities, and awarding scholarships and internships related to these fields, and 4) celebrate the contributions of legal practitioners, scholars, and students to the fields of social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and sustainable development by drawing attention to their contributions and distilling and sharing learnings from those contributions with others working in these fields.
International Transactions Clinic (ITC):
Under the close supervision of ITC faculty, 8-12 JD candidates enroll in the ITC for a full academic year – two terms. (2-4 Foreign LLM candidates enroll for just the spring term). The ITC concentrates on teaching students skills that are critically important to their professional development as they enter into practice areas that involve international transactions. Students participating in the ITC learn drafting and negotiation skills as applied to cross-border transactions, build skills at structuring and documenting investments in enterprises that work primarily in emerging markets, analyze ethical issues that can arise in international business, and gain exposure to the types of disputes that can occur in the international context. Students also learn how to give legal advice and support clients that work in challenging business and legal environments.
Other information about the ITC is available at: http://www.law.nyu.edu/academics/clinics/international-transactions-jd.
See also the ITC’s 2020-2021 Annual Report, available at: https://www.law.nyu.edu/sites/default/files/ITC%20Annual%20Report%202020%202021%20-%20FINAL.pdf.
The ITC staff is comprised of one faculty member, one to two teaching fellows, and several pro bono, adjunct professors that provide supervision over the students’ work. The ITC also makes use of collaborating law firms that co-counsel with the ITC.
The teaching fellow will work with the rest of the ITC faculty, collaborating law firms, and the students on the client work, which consists of drafting and reviewing contracts, structuring transactions, advising on compliance matters and providing general corporate support to ITC clients. In between semesters and during breaks, the teaching fellow will have direct responsibility for client representation. The teaching fellow also will assist with researching and updating course materials, managing seminars and scheduling guest speakers, teaching and grading of course assignments, and client outreach. The teaching fellow also will be asked to lead portions of certain seminars depending on expertise and experience.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities of the teaching fellow will include activities such as:
1. Supervising law students engaged in the ITC as described above;
2. Assisting in management of the seminar portion of the ITC as described above;
3. Coordinating and shadowing supervisory support provided by the ITC’s pro bono, adjunct supervising attorneys and collaborating law firms;
4. Supporting convenings of the Grunin Center;
5. Conducting legal research and scholarship on issues related to social entrepreneurship and/or impact investing.
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, be licensed to practice law in New York, possess strong academic credentials and have a minimum of five years of practice experience in international transactional law. Relevant expertise in representing social entrepreneurs and/or impact investors and foreign language skills also are desirable. Interested candidates may apply electronically by sending a cover letter and resume to the Grunin Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $75,000 - $75,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.