New York Law School - Full-Time Clinical Faculty Position - Civil Rights Clinic

01 Oct 2020 6:03 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL (NYLS), located in the heart of Tribeca, seeks a clinical faculty member to design and direct a Civil Rights Clinic, to begin in fall 2021. NYLS is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive community. The School is an equal opportunity employer. We warmly welcome applications from women, members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, veterans, and all other candidates whose backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our school. To view NYLS’s Strategic Plan, visit, and for information on the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, see

The selected candidate will design a clinic in which students serve as the primary providers of legal services, under close faculty supervision. The clinic may involve students in civil rights and racial, economic, and social justice matters, which could encompass employment and housing discrimination, educational equity, voting rights, and other issues.

While this position includes responsibility for all aspects of the clinic, including curriculum design, seminar instruction, supervision of and responsibility for student casework, and selection of clients, the selected candidate will join a team of committed clinical faculty members who collaborate on the design and development of the clinical and skills curriculum. Clinical faculty members at NYLS participate fully in the governance and life of the law school and may also have the opportunity to teach other skills and doctrinal courses. Although scholarly writing is not a requirement of the position, NYLS’s clinical faculty engages in a variety of writing projects, including traditional and clinical scholarship, and advocacy and practitioner-oriented projects, which the School encourages and supports.

The selected candidate will be on a long-term contract track or will receive a long-term contract, as appropriate, based on experience.


• J.D. and a minimum of five years of experience in civil rights practice or clinical teaching

• Admission to the New York bar (or eligible for admission to the New York bar upon joining NYLS’s faculty)

Salary: Highly competitive

How to Apply: Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae listing relevant legal practice and law school experience, a cover letter expressing your interest and describing your qualifications, and a list of references, to William P. LaPiana, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at


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