Job No: 496310 Work Type: Faculty Full-time Department: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Legal
The primary mission of the Filmmakers Legal Clinic is to provide pro bono legal services to filmmakers and video journalists who aim to use visual advocacy to move the social justice needle. The Clinic seeks to train the next generation of transactional and intellectual property lawyers working in the public interest and to empower filmmakers and video journalists by increasing access to legal resources.
The Clinic is uniquely situated at an intersection of several different areas of legal education. Through the Clinic's inter-disciplinary approach, students gain experience in a combination of transactional work, intellectual property issues, first amendment issues, and social justice issues and the arts. Future attorneys leave empowered to practice in these areas, and more broadly, to serve as agents of change in the legal profession.
In addition to individual client representation, the Clinic engages in making access to legal information broadly accessible, including teaching workshops, educational programs and building online resources together with our community partners.
The Clinical Fellow, reporting to the Director of the Clinic, will provide support for the Filmmakers Legal Clinic's client work by supervising the work of the clinic students in their client work, helping to manage the Clinic's caseload over the summer, supervise student work on educational programs and providing training to our community partners. The Clinical Fellow will also assist in helping with various programmatic and administrative related matters, as requested by the Director.
Experience & Educational Background:
A J.D. and an active New York bar membership
At minimum of three years of legal experience
Skills & Competencies:
Knowledge of transactional and intellectual property lawyering;
Ability and disposition to supervise law students and/or experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning lawyers or other professionals;
Excellent research, analytical, communication, case management and writing skills;
Strong collaboration, mentoring, and facilitation skills;
Sense of humor and positive attitude.
To apply, please submit a statement of interest, a C.V., law school transcript and contact information for at least three references.
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.