Syracuse University College of Law - Tenure-track Faculty Position, Criminal Defense Clinic

17 Aug 2011 11:27 AM | Laura McNally-Levine

Syracuse University College of Law also invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in its Office of Clinical Legal Education.  The College of Law seeks applicants to direct the Criminal Defense Law Clinic, the oldest of its clinics.  Candidates with criminal law experience and a commitment to and record of legal scholarship are strongly encouraged to apply.  The College of Law is particularly interested in candidates with prior clinical teaching (or similar) experience and who will bring diversity to the faculty.  The successful candidate is encouraged to also teach non-clinic courses, particularly criminal procedure. 

The faculty who teach in our in-house clinics are full members of the tenured and tenure-track faculty.  They have academic year appointments with generous support for writing and research, including a pre-tenure leave.

The Criminal Defense Clinic is a one semester clinic with a student-faculty ratio of ten to one.  Currently, it provides representation to clients charged with misdemeanors and violations in Syracuse City Court, with an emphasis on addressing collateral civil matters.  The successful candidate will be encouraged to shape the future direction of the Clinic consistent with community needs.

The Office of Clinical Legal Education is a vibrant law firm composed of seven different in-house clinics and a large externship program.  Syracuse University offers numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary work and the Clinic has ongoing collaborations with a number of schools and programs within the University. 

Interested applicants should send their resume and names of three references, including academic references in a position to assess the candidate’s potential as a legal academic, to Professor Margaret M. Harding, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York 13244-1030; e-mail:  Syracuse University is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.   Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to October 1, 2011.


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