Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (12), School of Law

Position Summary

Inviting applications for the position of Lecturer in Law in its Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research ( LAWR ) Program in the School of Law at the University at Buffalo.

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 2021, 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 is also assumed. One position will be filled at a salary of $60,000 – $65,000 per year.

The Lecturer will be expected to teach one section of LAWR each semester in conjunction with the Law School’s library and academic staff. Lecturers will be expected to prepare their own lesson plans and research and writing projects, and will collaborate with the other LAWR Faculty.

The LAWR Program includes two required courses that are offered exclusively to first-year students and a third required course that is open only to second- and third-year students. Lecturers will teach either the first-year or upper-level LAWR courses during the academic year. The person hired for this position may also be called upon to assist with the Law School’s Academic Success program. Lecturers are also expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the school, will have the opportunity to serve on faculty committees and vote in faculty meetings, and will be encouraged to pursue broader teaching and scholarly activities.

About UB
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University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must:

  • Have a J.D. degree from an ABA -approved law school.
  • Have at least two years of full-time experience in the practice of law in a U.S. state or territory.
  • Be a current or former member in good standing of the bar of a U.S. state or territory.
  • Have 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

The following qualifications are preferred but not mandatory:

  • At least five years of full-time experience in the practice of law in a U.S. state or territory.
  • At least one academic year (or the equivalent) of prior experience teaching legal research.
  • Teaching at a U.S. law school as a full-time faculty member or adjunct.
  • Experience working with international students or in academic support will be viewed favorably, but is not required.

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