NYU School of Law - Clinical Teaching Fellow - Civil Rights and Racial Justice/Civil Rights in the Criminal Legal System

23 May 2023 12:16 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a clinical teaching fellow to support the work of the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Clinic and the Civil Rights in the Criminal Legal System Clinic. The position is a 2-year fellowship beginning this fall. Interested applicants can find the posting and application here: https://apply.interfolio.com/125819 and below: 

New York University School of Law seeks applicants for a two-year clinical teaching fellowship. This Fellowship commences during the summer of 2023 and ends during the summer of 2025. It is designed for lawyers with at least three years of practice who are considering a career in law school teaching. The fellow will work with the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Clinic and the Civil Rights in the Criminal Legal System Clinic. Responsibilities include (i) supervising law students in civil rights cases and serving as a mentor and role model to law students in the clinics; (ii) helping to design and teach clinic seminar classes and facilitating case rounds; and (iii) sharing in the administrative responsibilities of the clinics. All work will be conducted with the support of the clinical faculty and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income civil rights clients. 

Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. 

In compliance with New York City's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $90,000 - $140,000. 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.

This position comes with a competitive salary and a generous array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision. Further information regarding benefits can be found here: http://www.nyu.edu/employees/benefit/full-time/Professional-Research-Staff-Code-103.html.

Description of the Clinics

The Civil Rights in the Criminal Legal System Clinic represents people who have suffered civil rights violations while incarcerated or under criminal justice supervision. The Civil Rights and Racial Justice Clinic represents individuals fighting discrimination and injustice and works to promote and protect civil rights and community equity; challenge issues of economic and political inequality, poverty, and racial injustice; and help empower traditionally marginalized communities.


The successful fellowship candidate will have:

• Experience providing civil legal services to low-income clients;

• Minimum of 3 years of post-J.D. legal experience;

• Membership in the New York Bar (if not already a member of the New York Bar, must apply for admission by waiver or take the New York Bar exam);

• Demonstrated commitment to economic and racial justice; and

• An interest in clinical teaching.

Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Early application is encouraged. Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in this fellowship and in clinical teaching, résumé/CV, complete law school transcript, a list of at least three references, and a writing sample via Interfolio.

If you have any questions, please contact Damaris Marrero at Damaris.Marrero@nyu.edu.


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