SUNY Buffalo Law School Clinical Teaching Fellowships

March 5, 2014

SUNY Buffalo Law School invites applications for three clinical teaching fellowships to commence on August 1, 2014, and expected to end on July 31, 2015, with the possibility of renewal.

The three fellowship substantive areas are:

•Housing & Economic Justice Law and Policy

•Elder, Health and Civil Justice Law and Policy

•Domestic Violence and International Women’s Human Rights Law and Policy

These positions will offer experienced attorneys with an interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to refine teaching and supervisory skills while working together with experienced faculty members in a law school clinical program. The fellows will also have opportunities to interact with faculty and students in the law school’s other clinics. The fellows’ duties will include supervision of clinic students’ work on client matters, and, together with clinic faculty, planning and teaching classes and simulation exercises. Fellows will be enrolled in a course each semester to explore clinical teaching methodologies and develop as clinical instructors and student lawyer supervisors. Clients and matters from an existing clinic will be part of the fellows’ responsibility, but there will be opportunities for innovation and original design. The fellows will also have the opportunity to work on scholarship and pursue other learning goals.

These are a non-tenure track positions, on a 12-month basis. Salary is $48,000 to $55,000, depending upon experience and qualifications. Fellows also receive full benefits (including excellent health insurance), research support, and a moving stipend. Deadline for applications is March 28, 2014.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have at least three years of relevant practice experience; strong written and oral communication skills; an interest in and aptitude for supervision and teaching; a demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono legal work; and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Candidates who have taught and/or supervised clinics are encouraged to apply. Fellows must be members of the New York Bar (currently licensed in New York) or be eligible to be admitted on motion, without examination, (see Judiciary Law § 90 [i][b]; 22 NYCRR 520.10) in order to supervise law practice by students.

Fellows will be joining a clinical program committed to innovative teaching that helps graduate profession-ready students. The program has the following mission statement: “In the SUNY Buffalo Law School Clinical Legal Education Program, students and faculty engage in practical legal thinking and ethical practice through client representation, policy development, and effective problem-solving in experiential settings. Student lawyers work with skilled faculty, experiencing lawyers’ unique and critical role as valued contributors to the legal profession and larger society.” SUNY Buffalo Law is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The law school’s clinical program is committed to offering our students rich experiences in teaching styles that acknowledge diversity in ways of knowing and learning.

Please use the links below to apply for these fellowships.

Classification Title: Lecturer 12

Position Title: Domestic Violence and International Women’s Rights Law and Policy Fellowship Posting Number: 1400107 Quicklink for Posting: <https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56900>

Classification Title: Lecturer 12

Position Title: Housing & Economic Justice Law and Policy Fellowship Posting Number: 1400106 Quicklink for Posting: <https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56899>

Classification Title: Lecturer 12

Position Title: Elder, Health and Civil Justice Law and Policy Fellow Posting Number: 1400105 Quicklink for Posting: <https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56898>

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