Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research

Buffalo, New York, United States

Job description

Posting Number: F1800015

Position Type: UUP Faculty

Position Summary

The University at Buffalo School of Law invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Law in its Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (LAWR) Program. The LAWR Program provides intensive skills training to first-, second-, and third-year law students with a strong emphasis on small-group and individual learning. This position involves a full-time 12-month University appointment for an initial period of two years, beginning in the summer of 2018, with an assumption that at least one subsequent three-year appointment will follow. The possibility of renewing these appointments after the initial five-year period also is assumed. One position will be filled, at a salary of $60,000 per year. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

The Lecturer will be expected to teach two sections of LAWR each semester in conjunction with the Law School’s library and academic staff and doctrinal faculty. Lecturers will be expected to prepare their own lesson plans and research and writing projects, subject to faculty oversight.

The LAWR Program, which is part of a broader Skills Program, includes two required courses that are offered exclusively to first-year students. In future years, it will also include a third required course that is open only to second- and third-year students. Lecturers will be expected to teach all three courses on a rotating basis. Lecturers are also expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the school, will have the opportunity to serve on faculty committees, and will be encouraged to pursue broader teaching and scholarly activities.

Salary: $60,000

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants should have a J.D. degree and a strong law school and/or practice record demonstrating an outstanding level of accomplishment in legal research and writing, either during law school (for example, law review or success in moot court brief-writing competitions) or after (for example, judicial clerkships or law firm or other litigation writing experience).

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience teaching legal research and writing is an important but not mandatory qualification, and experience working with international students will be viewed favorably but is not required.

How to apply

Applicants must also submit a cover letter, C.V., contact information for three professional references and one or two practice-oriented writing samples.

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Contact’s Name: Stephen Paskey
Contact’s Title: Lecturer in Law
Contact’s Email: sjpaskey@buffalo.edu
Contact’s Phone: 716-645-5044

Deadline for Applicants: Open Until Filled

Appointment Term: Term

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