Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research

$65,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • O'Brian Hall, Mary Talbert Way, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Dec 15, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

The University at Buffalo School of Law invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Law in its Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (LAWR) Program, which provides intensive skills training with a strong emphasis on small-group and individual learning.  

The position is a full-time 12-month University appointment for an initial period of two years, beginning in the summer of 2022, with an assumption that at least one subsequent three-year appointment will follow. The possibility of renewing the appointment after the initial five years is assumed. One position will be filled at a salary of $65,000 to $70,000 per year.  

The Lecturer will teach one section of LAWR each semester, will prepare their own lesson plans and assignments, and will collaborate with other LAWR faculty. Lecturers are expected to contribute to the school’s intellectual life and serve on faculty committees, and will be encouraged to pursue broader teaching and scholarly activities. 

Applicants must: (1) have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school; (2) have at least two years full-time practice experience in a U.S. state or territory; (3) be a current or former member in good standing of the bar in a U.S. state or territory; and (4) demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in legal research and writing, either during law school or in practice. Prior experience teaching legal writing is preferred but not mandatory, and experience working with international students or in academic support will be viewed favorably but is not required. 

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

Applications should include a cover letter, resume or c.v., and one or more practice-related legal writing samples. For full details and to apply, please visit www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu and see posting number F2100183.