The Dominican
Bar Association

Visiting Professor & Director of the Disaster Relief Clinic

December 22, 2015 4:40 PM | Anonymous member


Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Central Islip, New York

Touro Law Center seeks a Visiting Professor & Director of a new Disaster Relief Clinic. The position is open immediately. The Disaster Relief Clinic will represent Long Island clients on legal matters related to the destruction and dislocation caused by Hurricane Sandy. The Clinic Director will supervise up to twelve (12) students each semester who will represent clients in these cases conduct community education and coordinate with other community organizations responding to the ravages of the storm. The Director will also teach a weekly seminar which will focus on the substantive law and procedures entailed in the clinics work and the lawyering skills needed to successfully represent clients in these matters. Students will separately enroll in a Disaster Law course.

Additional responsibilities may include:
Providing instruction and guidance on ethical and professional standards for law practice
Developing the syllabus and teaching materials for the weekly seminar with the assistance of the Director of the Clinics
Developing cooperative relationships with community agencies and the pro bono programs of the local bar associations
Community education in areas of the Clinics activities
Developing and participating in CLE programs
Coordinating with agencies in Touros Public Advocacy Center, a cooperative project with 13 pro bono organizations, housed at the Law Center

Minimum qualifications include a J.D. or L.L.M. from an accredited law school, admission to the New York State Bar or eligibility for admission, at least 5 years experience in law practice. The ideal candidate will have experience in clinical teaching or supervising lawyers and involvement in community education. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Education requirements

J.D. or LLM

How to apply

Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and the names of 3 references to: Prof. Marianne Artusio at Potential candidates with questions regarding the position itself, their qualifications, or any related matter are encouraged to contact Prof. Marianne Artusio, at or 631-761-7090.

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