Fordham University School of Law - Full-Time Clinical Faculty Positions - Community Economic Development Clinic and Criminal Defense Clinic

18 Sep 2023 8:38 PM | Anonymous

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for two full-time tenure, tenure-track, or long-term contract clinical faculty positions.  One faculty member will take over our school’s Community Economic Development Clinic, and one will join our Criminal Defense Clinic.  The faculty members will join a vibrant clinical program that has 15 full-time clinicians who teach, practice, and lead.  We welcome interest from both experienced clinicians and those new to clinical legal teaching.

We seek dynamic candidates who are excited about clinical legal education, deeply committed to the academic enterprise, and are able to collaborate with diverse groups inside and outside our University.  We also seek candidates that possess the capacity and inclination to support and advance law reform, whether through legal scholarship, direct advocacy, or a state/national leadership role.  We expect the candidates to know, or become familiar with, principles of experiential learning and clinical pedagogy.

The faculty members will have primary responsibility for designing their clinics and then teaching and supervising students at Lincoln Square Legal Services, Inc., our in-house law firm.  Typically, Fordham clinicians teach a full load when they supervise 10 students each semester in a 5-credit course that includes a regularly scheduled seminar and close supervision of student teams.  Our clinics operate during the fall and spring semesters.  Support for summer case coverage and/or research is available.  The faculty members may also teach other courses, depending on interest and institutional needs.

We value diversity and strongly encourage individuals from groups historically underrepresented in legal academia to apply.  The salary range for this job is $175,000-$290,000, dependent on experience in academia.  Any summer case coverage or research funding is in addition.

Fordham Law School is a national leader in the field, with approximately 1600 students in our JD, LLM and MsL programs.  Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York and serves students of all faiths, including those with no faith.

Candidates must hold a JD or its equivalent, be members of the New York Bar, or eligible to seek membership as soon as reasonably possible after committing to join us, and preferably have three years or more of practice experience.  Candidates must also have a record of achievement in law school and the profession that demonstrates the capacity to actively participate in and strengthen our academic community, and preferably can show excellence in teaching or supervision of students in a clinical legal setting, an established commitment to inclusive, reflective, transparent processes, and experience designing and implementing new programs or initiatives.

Entry-level candidates are encouraged to submit their materials through the AALS Faculty Appointments Register (FAR). We also invite all candidates who are not participating in the FAR to submit applications to Prof. Ron Lazebnik, Chair of the Clinical Faculty Hiring Committee, at Applications should consist at a minimum of a CV and a teaching proposal for one of the two clinics. Candidates seeking a tenure or tenure-track position should also include a research agenda and potential job market paper.

For questions, please contact Prof. Ron Lazebnik, Chair of the Clinical Faculty Hiring Committee, at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.


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