Apr. 5: Summer Teaching Assistant applications due

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The Graduate Lawyering Program in conjunction with the Office of Graduate Affairs is looking for Teaching Assistants (TAs) during the summer. Please see the position descriptions below.  If you are a current LLM student and are interested in one of these opportunities please send your resume and a copy of your transcript to Veronica Cruz (cruzv@mercury.law.nyu.edu) by FridayApril 5th. The Graduate Lawyering faculty will review applications and interview candidates on Monday, April 15th.

You may apply for either or both of the Teaching Assistant positions listed below. Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for in your cover email.

Introduction to US Law

The Graduate Lawyering Program is seeking six students to serve as Teaching Assistants for the Introduction to US Law (Intro.) class for LLM students held August 12-23, 2019. In addition to supporting the Graduate Lawyering faculty, TAs will assist the Office of Graduate Affairs with events during Intro. and Orientation. This is a paid position.

Teaching Assistants attend class (9:00 am -12:10 pm and 1:00 – 2:00 pm on most days) and answer questions during the lunch break and after class. Duties include assisting faculty with course preparation, responding to students who seek assistance with course material, advising students on course selection, how to make the most of the LLM year, and on general matters relating to life in NYC. TAs must also be available to staff some events held during Intro to US Law and during Orientation on August 26 and 27.

Intensive Workshop

The Graduate Lawyering program is seeking two Teaching Assistants for the Intensive Workshop, held July 29 – August 9, 2019.   TAs for Intro to US Law may also hold this position, which is also paid.

The Intensive Workshop is a two-week introduction to the US legal system, which focuses on improving students’ legal English skills. Professor Karen Ross directs the Workshop and teaches Section 1, and Professor Hon. Gerald Lebovits teaches Section 2. T.A.s will alternate one week in each section.

The TAs will attend class (9:30 am–1:00 pm) and answer questions during the morning break from 11:00–11:15 am and from 1:00–1:30 pm.  Duties include participating in student group discussions during class, coordinating student communication and meetings, and responding to students with questions concerning course materials. The TAs should have excellent English speaking and reading skills, as well as a strong background in Legal English terminology and knowledge of the US legal system.

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Your experience will be invaluable to new LLM students during the sometimes overwhelming stages of acclimating to the Law School and the City. We hope you will apply!

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