Clinical Professor

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Work type: Faculty Full-time
Department: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Education/Teaching, Legal

Position Summary:      

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is looking for entry-level and lateral level candidates for a full-time faculty position to direct our in-house Startup Clinic. The position is either tenure-track/tenured or long-term contract depending on the candidate’s preferences, interests, and qualifications. The expected start date is July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will join a clinical faculty dedicated to experiential learning and public service and will have a leadership role at the intersection of Cardozo Law’s programs in technology, business, and intellectual property law.

Position Responsibilities:

Cardozo’s Startup Clinic was established to lower the cost of entry for entrepreneurs. In almost ten years, it has served hundreds of clients and continues to provide invaluable legal assistance. The Clinic guides startups through various legal issues across all stages of development, including entity formation, seed and angel funding, commercialization and IP strategies, founder stock issuance, privacy, and other operational matters. In recent years, the Clinic has included the Patent Diversity project, which assists underrepresented and under-resourced inventors. The Clinic reinforces firsthand experience with a weekly seminar, focused on practical lawyering skills such as interviewing and contract drafting conventions.

Experience & Educational Background:

Clinical Professors of Law must hold a JD or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level degree in law.

Skills & Competencies:

Applicants should be skilled, creative, experienced lawyers with strong interest in clinical teaching and supervision. Lateral candidates should have a record of experience and leadership in clinical teaching and supervision. Candidates should be able to manage a client docket with varying needs and issues and a strong desire to work with creative and innovative clients and to nurture and mentor clinical students. Applicants interested in being considered for a tenure-track or tenured position must show an interest in, and record of, legal scholarship consistent with their level of experience. Applicants need not be admitted to the New York bar at time of application but, if hired, will be expected to obtain admission by the start date.

Application Instructions:

Lateral candidates, or entry-level candidates who have a particular interest in Cardozo Law School, should apply here and upload their curriculum
vitae. Questions can be directed to Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at

Salary Range:

$100,000 - $260,000. Salary offered will be commensurate with rank and experience/qualifications.

About Us:       

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice.  Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.

A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.

Equal Employment Opportunity:           

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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