Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Attorney-in-Charge

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Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Attorney-in-ChargeSchool/Division:Maurice A. Deane School of LawFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, located in Hempstead, NY, is seeking to hire an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Attorney-in-Charge to teach and supervise its Veterans Law Clinic. This is a full-time faculty position with a two-year contract, commencing in the Fall of 2022. Upon successive renewals, this position could lead to eligibility for presumptively renewable five-year contracts.

Commenced in January 2017 as part of the School of Law's Health Law program, and now 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.


Maurice A. Deane School of Law is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.Qualifications:The Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Attorney-in-Charge 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 Maurice A. Deane School of Law is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

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.Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.
Application Instructions:To apply: Please submit a letter of interest with a CV and a list of references via email only to Clinical Faculty Committee at [email protected] Please include “Assistant Clinical Professor of Law” in the subject line. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2022.Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 11/12/2021Posting Number: 896907

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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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