The Law School Instructor hired in this cycle will be primarily responsible for case supervision, case management, and co-teaching in the Elder Law Clinic, a one semester, 12 credit clinic offered in the Fall Semester that also is offered as an Advanced Elder Law Clinic for 2-4 credits in the Spring. The Law School Instructor may also be assigned to teach other courses, including first or second year lawyering seminars and elective courses.
The Elder Law Clinic handles a variety of transactional and litigated cases, including Adult Guardianships under Article 81 of the N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law, supplemental needs trusts, estate and disability planning, and related government benefit issues. Students also participate in projects such as community education, examining language access issues for guardians, and exploring how race, culture and ethnicity impacts health care decision making.
The CUNY School of Law Clinical Program has been nationally recognized as one of the best in legal education and affords each student the opportunity to engage in the practice of law while in law school by learning through service to underserved communities. The Law School currently offers seven live-client clinical programs and two externship programs. CUNY School of Law faculty members have been recognized as innovative leaders in clinical legal education, through service, publications, and participation at conferences.
The tenure-track faculty member directing the clinic has the ultimate responsibility for the overall operation of the clinic, including the classroom component, the administration of the clinic, and supervision of the students' casework. In his or her absence, the Instructor will assume this responsibility. Instructors must be available and interested in supervising summer clinic work fulltime (including case management), participating in clinic faculty meetings during the school year, and performing other duties for the benefit of the clinic.
The Law School Instructor will be responsible for committee work and assigned administrative, supervisory, and other functions. In the first two years of service, Law School Instructors may opt into participating in faculty meetings, pursuant to the CUNY School of Law Governance Plan. They may also assume other faculty governance responsibilities and serve on committees. Upon reappointment for three or more years of continuous service, they may participate in governance activities without an annual opt in process. Law School Instructors will perform other related duties as necessary or as directed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
A J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline.
Also required are demonstrated legal ability, the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship, legal work, or law-related work, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
Demonstrated commitment to poverty law, public service, or public interest law. S/he should have a minimum of three years practice experience in areas related to elder law, and clinical teaching or supervisory experience preferred.
Show excellent potential in supervising students on cases, and as a leader in the public interest community.
Experience, or degrees in social work, health, medicine, or related fields, and bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Chinese, Urdu, or other language preferred.
Commensurate with experience.
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
HOW TO APPLY
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For position inquiries contact:
Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment