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Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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About Hofstra:

At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.

Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra’s location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.

Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Position Number:



School of Law


Community and Economic Development Clinic

Full-Time or Part-Time:



The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is pleased to invite applications for an Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Law position to teach and supervise its Community & Economic Development Clinic beginning in August 2024. The Hofstra Law Clinic was established in 1973 and is a vibrant and integral part of the Law School. The Law School has 6 additional clinics, including Asylum, Criminal Justice, Deportation Defense, Law Reform Advocacy, Veterans Law, and Youth Advocacy. The Law School seeks applicants with demonstrated experience in non-profit and/or small business transactional representation. Clinical teaching experience is highly desirable. New York bar membership or eligibility and willingness to seek admission on motion is required.The Community & Economic Development provides transactional (non-litigation) assistance to nonprofits, community-based organizations, worked-owned cooperatives, and microenterprises in low-income communities in and around Nassau County, with a preference for clients that contribute to social and economic justice. Clients include newly forming organizations requiring startup assistance and more established entities that need help in connection with the more complex issues arising from organizational success and growth The Clinic’s legal work on behalf of newly-forming start-up entities includes counseling concerning choice-of-entity decisions, incorporation, application for recognition of tax-exempt status, and basic corporate finance matters. The Clinic’s legal work on behalf of more established entities includes drafting, review, and negotiation of general commercial contracts, counseling on employment law, insurance, and tax law issues, conducting real estate transactions, and providing legal support for non-profit groups doing community organizing. Salary and title are commensurate with experience.


  • JD degree required.

Special Instructions:

Please upload the following with your application for consideration:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Address and phone number of three professional references


Open until filled

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EEO Statement:

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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Working at Hofstra University

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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