Dean Trevor Morrison is now accepting applications for paid instructors for a secondary school constitutional history curriculum project. Law student fellows will work with students at Steinhardt as members of a teaching team for an exciting educational project to bring constitutional history to life for students in high need public high schools in New York City and connect high school students with law as a potential career path and vehicle for social justice.
Interested law students should send a cover letter and resume to Lindsay Kendrick, Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion at Lindsay.Kendrick@nyu.edu by May 6, 2019.
More information can be found at the below job description. Please feel free to contact Lindsay with any questions.
NYU Steinhardt and NYU School of Law – May-December 2019
Secondary School Constitutional History Curriculum Project
Law student fellows will join us as members of a teaching team for an exciting educational project in which we will bring constitutional history to life for students in high need public high schools in New York City and connect students with law as a potential career path and vehicle for social justice. As co-creators of historically situated, legally precise, and relevant lessons, law student fellows will help students to access the foundational laws of this country, the courts, and their impact on America past and present. Fellows will serve as “constitutional coaches” in the creation of the lessons and in partner classrooms working alongside New York City teachers and NYU education doctoral students. Fellows will also serve as mentors for high school students as they wrestle with the complexity of constitutional law and navigate its role in their own lives. Law student fellows will help introduce students from high need high schools to law school as an option in their educational trajectory, conveying the opportunities opened up by such professional training.
Job Description: Law Student Fellows – Constitutional Coaches
- Research constitutional law history and relevant cases
- Meet with NYU- Steinhardt doctoral students to plan how to convert this research into lesson plans for use in U.S. history classes
- Co-teach the constitutional history lessons at partnership high schools and organize a high school student focus group discussion.
- Connect high school students with higher education by planning a workshop at NYU for high school students interested in pursuing law as a career path
Timeline for Involvement:
May/June – July 2019
- Participate in school visits and observe history classes to get a sense of high school level history curriculum and expectations
- Project planning:
- Examine existing constitutional history curricula for high school students
- Research cases relevant to topics chosen for course lessons
Meet with Steinhardt doctoral students to design and co-plan lessons for high school History classrooms
September- December 2019
- Co-teach lessons in partner classes in 2 or more partner schools.[*]
- Lead a focus group discussion on 2-3 constitutional law cases
- Plan a workshop at NYU for high school students interested in pursuing a career in law
[*] Note: All law school participants will need to be fingerprinted by the NYC Department of Education prior to beginning their work in school buildings in the fall. Finger prints are not necessary for observations.