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Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

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Hofstra University
Location
Hempstead, New York

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Hofstra University School of Law, located in Hempstead, NY, is seeking to hire a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor to teach and supervise its Veterans Law Clinic. Commenced in January 2017 as part of the School of Law's Health Law program, and recently named the Robert W. Entenmann Veterans Law Clinic, the Clinic helps veterans with disabilities access crucial VA benefits, including monthly disability compensation, cost-free healthcare, and education benefits.  The Clinic represents veterans in disability compensation appeals before the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The Clinic also represents veterans in applications for discharge upgrades before the Discharge Review Boards and Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records with a focus on those discharged for reasons relating to mental health conditions, military sexual trauma, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will be responsible for all aspects of running the Clinic, including course planning and teaching, supervision and mentoring of law students in representing veterans, clinic administration, and community education and outreach. Our Clinical Faculty benefit from generous support for scholarship and pedagogical innovation, as well as being part of an active and engaged NYC-area clinical community.  All Clinical Professors are warmly encouraged to participate in faculty workshops, conferences, and other aspects of academic life at the Law School, including the monthly meetings of an energetic and supportive clinical faculty.

The Hofstra Law Clinic was established in 1973 and is an integral part of the Law School.  The Law School has clinical offerings in the following areas:  Asylum, Deportation Defense, Community and Economic Development, Criminal Defense, Law Reform, Federal Tax, and Youth Advocacy.  The Robert W. Entenmann Veterans Law Clinic is an integral component of the School’s vibrant health law program and renowned Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy.

Clinical teaching experience is desirable, though not required.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply:  Please submit a letter of interest with a CV and a list of references via email only to Visiting Clinical Faculty Committee at [email protected]. Please include “Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor” in the subject line. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2021.

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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Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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