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Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professorship

Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2023

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The mission of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law is to prepare, challenge and inspire our students to make a difference in the world while we advance important ideas through the legal academy, the profession and society — making an impact of our own. Since 1970, Hofstra Law has provided more than 13,000 students with an education rich in both the theory and experiential skills needed to produce outstanding lawyers, business executives, and community leaders.

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is pleased to invite applications for the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professorship. The Professorship is for a distinguished scholar and teacher of legal ethics who will promote Hofstra Law’s longstanding commitment to the field of legal ethics and act as a conduit between Hofstra Law and the legal profession. In addition to the normal duties of a tenured faculty member, the Distinguished Professor is tasked with bringing key figures to campus to speak at our annual distinguished lecture and working with the Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics to organize Hofstra Law’s ethics conferences and ethics programs.

For Past Lichtenstein Lecturers:

The Freedman Institute will sponsor a September 2023 symposium Accountability and the Future of the Supreme Court:

Past Freedman Institute conferences:

Applicants should have a distinguished record of academic achievement, superior teaching ability, and significant experience in the study and teaching of legal ethics, as well as prominence in the professional ethics community. We have an institutional commitment to a diverse faculty and particularly solicit diverse candidates.


  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.


Applications should be submitted electronically at and include the following:

  • A letter of application
  • CV
  • Scholarly agenda and Proposed job talk topic or paper (please upload as one Vision Statement)
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Successful candidates will be required to provide official academic transcripts and professional letters of recommendation.

Questions may be directed to Eric M. Freedman, Chair of the Lichtenstein Chair Appointments Committee, at 

The deadline for the submission of applications is September 29, 2023. Due to volume of applications, only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted to participate in subsequent steps in the application processes.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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