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.
Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights
The Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) is a leading global center for the study, teaching, and promotion of human rights. Specifically, CLIHHR strengthens laws, norms, and institutions to prevent mass atrocities, protect human rights, and rebuild communities globally.
Atrocity Prevention Legal Training Project
CLIHHR has received a grant to initiate the Atrocity Prevention Legal Training (APLT) Project. The Project aims to develop teaching modules for broader dissemination within the law school community of the principles, purposes, and implementation of atrocity prevention. In the first phase of the Project, we assessed best practices for mainstreaming atrocity prevention into legal education and found a need to create a two-year project. The goal of this next phase of the Project is to disseminate teaching modules, with lesson plans, and to provide training to law professors for integrating legal and policy aspects of atrocity prevention into law school teaching across various subjects.
The Project Director of the Atrocity Prevention Legal Training (APLT) Project will create, test and disseminate the modules and conduct training courses for interested law professors. The goal is to develop user-friendly materials that will advance training in law schools on the legal and policy aspects of atrocity prevention and its relevance to a variety of legal fields and to the contemporary political context. The Director will develop, implement, test, and disseminate APLT Project learning modules toward mainstreaming atrocity prevention education in law schools.
The ideal candidate will be available full time in New York in the late Spring or early Summer 2017. This is a two year position.
- Sifting through, reading, and analyzing source materials.
- Interacting with professors and other educators in non-legal fields and retrieving relevant materials and information.
- Attending relevant events to gather information and ideas for the development of the Project materials.
- Compiling and maintaining a repository of source materials, bibliography, index, and key contacts lists.
- Compiling specific sources as relevant to discrete aspects of the project.
- Communicating with key academics inside the legal academy to obtain feedback on ideas and drafts and assistance in identifying and obtaining relevant sources.
- Managing summer or academic year legal interns working to advance the project goals.
- Taking initiative to propose ways to advance the work of the project, including deciding the focus of the teaching modules.
- Drafting, editing, and finalizing teaching modules.
- Convening training sessions for law professors to teach them how to use the teaching modules.
- Developing innovative, user-friendly methods of training about and dissemination of the teaching modules.
- Other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the project as requested.
Experience and Educational Background
- An advanced degree in law and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience; relevant degrees in related subjects, such as anthropology, political science, international affairs, or history will be considered only in exceptional situations.
- Demonstrable experience in legal and/or social science/humanities research required.
Skills and Competencies
Applicants are expected to have exemplary research, writing, communication, and presentation skills. Applicants must have prior knowledge of, and a demonstrated interest in international human rights, international criminal law, atrocity prevention, Holocaust studies, and/or related fields.
Applicants must have a solid familiarity with legal education in the U.S.
- Ability to analyze and explain complex legal or other materials in a straightforward format
- Ability to travel for meetings, conferences, or other relevant events
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Ability to work both independently and with others on a team
- Initiative, creativity, and self-motivation.
Scope of Responsibility
The Project Director will report to and interface primarily with the Faculty Director of the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR). This position will require independence in research and project implementation, as well as the management and supervision of research assistants and interns to accomplish stated goals.
Please upload application materials in PDF format and make sure to include: (1) resume, (2) cover letter, (3) an unofficial transcript, (4) contact information for two references,and (5) a writing sample of no more than 15 pages, if possible, on a subject relevant to the position. Candidates should use their cover letter to demonstrate how they meet the criteria for the position.
The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on Friday, June 9, 2017.
Employee Classification: Exempt