The Graduate Lawyering Program is seeking 2Ls and 3Ls to serve as Teaching Assistants for Graduate Lawyering I in the Spring semester. TAs work with LLM students and faculty in a collegial atmosphere and earn academic credit for their work.
Graduate Lawyering I is a legal writing, research, and analysis course for international LLM students and is required for most foreign-trained attorneys planning to sit for the New York Bar exam. The course is based on the J.D. Lawyering course, but is streamlined and restructured specifically for international LLM students. These students are eager to learn about the American legal system and culture and to get to know JDs who may be in their other classes. TAs work with students on writing assignments, providing advice on structure, content, and style, as well as instruction on citation.
There are 12 sections: two in-person, the rest remote. Starting in the second week of the semester, ten one-credit sections meet every other week, and two two-credit intensive sections meet every week. TAs receive credit on a pass/fail basis and receive half the number of credits that the students do. Thus, a student serving as a TA for two one-credit sections (or one two-credit section) would receive one academic credit.
Working with LLM students is both personally and professionally rewarding, providing the opportunity to start a global professional network while still in law school. It is an excellent opportunity for those with teaching aspirations, and it will give all TAs a chance to focus on their own legal research, writing, and analytical skills in the context of helping others.
To apply, please send your resume, transcript, and a writing sample to Elisabeth Farmer, Administrative Assistant to the Graduate Lawyering Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org , with “Graduate Lawyering TA” in the subject line. Please indicate if you are interested in being a TA in-person, remotely, or either. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 25th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Professor Irene Ayers, Director of the Graduate Lawyering Program, at email@example.com.
We hope to hear from you soon!