Program Director

Cornell University

United States

Lawyering Program Director - Cornell Law School

Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the Lawyering Program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Cornell Law School seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position as the Lawyering Program Director commencing in the 2022-2023 academic year. Lateral candidates, and experienced practitioners on the entry-level market, are welcome to apply. The Lawyering course is a year-long, four-credit course that introduces first-year students to lawyering skills, with an emphasis on legal writing, legal analysis, oral-presentation skills, and legal research. Lawyering faculty collaborate to ensure a uniform core curriculum, but they retain substantial academic freedom. Law librarians teach the research component of the course.

Lawyering faculty, including the program director, teach a section of the Lawyering course (approximately 35 students) and, after two years, also teach an upper-level, skills-related course. Positions in the program are not eligible for tenure but are eligible for long-term renewal. Entry-level faculty start with a three-year contract (eligible for renewal for another three years) and, after six years, are eligible for renewable, five-year contracts. Salary and benefits are competitive and include a budget for research and travel. Also, faculty may apply to the Dean for a summer-research stipend to work on individual and collective projects.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D., excellent academic credentials, a strong writing background, and substantial legal-practice experience (a minimum of three years is strongly preferred). Teaching experience is also preferred.

To apply: Interested candidates should apply via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18874. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, law-school transcript, the names of and contact information for three references, two writing samples, and a diversity statement. The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 30, 2021.

Questions may be referred to Beth Lyon, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Lawyering Program Subcommittee, mbl235@cornell.edu.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu.

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.


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