Lawyering and Graduate Lawyering TA Applications for AY 2019-2020 (Extended Deadline)

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All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to apply for Teaching Assistant positions for the Lawyering Program. Applications should be submitted via this link: https://its.law.nyu.edu/lawyeringTASignup/index.cfm?fuseaction=student.main from Wednesday, June 5 through the extended deadline of Friday, July 26. You should apply to each faculty member individually. You may apply to more than one faculty member. Each application should include the cover form which you download from the link on the landing page, a cover letter, resume, and writing sample.

We have five new faculty members joining us this year. Their official bios will be available on the law school website on June 1st.

Lawyering TAs receive one credit per semester and should be able to attend a minimum of 1/3 of the classes. Contact Krista Minteer-Baysal at krista.minteer@nyu.edu with any questions.

You may also apply to be a TA for the Graduate Lawyering Program. There are notable distinctions between being a TA for the Graduate Program and for Lawyering. Here are a few: (1) Most LLMs have already practiced; (2) English is a fluent, non-native language, so they greatly appreciate pointers; (3) the course focuses more narrowly on research, writing and analysis; and (4) LLMs come from all over the world. This is a great opportunity to get to know them and to help them in their work.

There are 13 Graduate Lawyering sections in the fall; 2 one week sections in January before the spring semester, and 2 sections in the spring semester.  The course has one- and two-credit variants.  Most Graduate Lawyering sections carry one credit and meet for two hours every other week.  Classes occur at various times throughout the week, but most are on Wednesday afternoons.  There will be 11 sections of Graduate Lawyering Foundations, carrying one credit, in the fall and 2 sections of Graduate Lawyering Intensive, carrying two credits, for those who want to pay additional attention to their writing and analytical skills in the first semester. Under faculty supervision, TAs will have substantial responsibility, but these vary by professor. TAs work with students on the students’ ongoing writing projects, advising on structure, content, and style, as well as providing instruction on legal citation.  TAs work closely with faculty in a collegial atmosphere.

To apply, please send your resume, transcript and a writing sample to Veronica Cruz, Graduate Lawyering Administrative Assistant, at cruzv@mercury.law.nyu.edu.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mary Holland, Director of the Graduate Lawyering Program, at mary.holland@nyu.edu.



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