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Professor And Director Of Constitutional Rights Clinic Opening At Rutgers Law School, Newark Campus

December 23, 2015 12:42 PM | Anonymous member


The Rutgers Law School, Newark Campus will have an opening for a Professor to teach in and direct the Law School’s Constitutional Rights Clinic Clinical and teach other courses in the school’s core curriculum. The Constitutional Rights Clinic (CRC) is the school’s oldest clinic and has been directed by its founder, Distinguished Professor of Law, Frank Askin for the past 45 years. Professor Askin has announced his retirement at the end of the 2015-16 school year. The CRC initiates civil rights and civil liberties cases and projects and instructs law students in the hands-on practice of civil rights law and the enforcement of constitutional and civil rights. Representative cases and projects have involved voting rights and electoral and ballot access, fairness and integrity including a challenge to advance voter registration under the New Jersey constitution, protection of free speech and fair and open elections in privately governed common interest communities under the state constitution, advocacy of educational rights and educational access for undocumented immigrants, and challenges to the disparate racial impact of certain residency requirements in municipal employment.

Candidates should have at least five years of relevant civil rights lawyering experience. Previous clinical and other law teaching experience is a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. The position will be a tenured, tenure track or clinical scholar track position, based on the candidate’s interests and experience. In addition to directing and teaching in the CRC, the position will also involve some teaching in the classroom curriculum.

Interested candidates should forward a resume and letter of interest to: the Rutgers School of Law, Co-Chair, Appointments Committee, Professor Jon Dubin by e-mail at

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.

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