Clinical Fellow, Indie Film Clinic

Posting Date 2 weeks ago(2/1/2018 9:59 AM)
Job ID
2018-10020
Employee Classification
Exempt
Department
Cardozo Law School
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Campus : Location
US-NY-Cardozo-5th Ave & 12th St

ABOUT US

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.

 

The Position:

The Clinical Fellow will provide support for the Indie Film Clinic’s client work by supervising the work of some of the clinic students as they create and manage content for the Clinic’s new partnership, as well as supervise some of the clinic students in their client work.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Fellow will provide support for the following responsibilities:

  • Client work with some Clinic clients. Beginning in Spring 2018, the Indie Film Clinic will have eight students, and the Advanced Indie Film Clinic will have five students. We have an enormous number of clients who would like us to take on additional work. We have exponentially increased the number of legal teams in the clinic, but in order to provide appropriate supervision, we need to be able to properly supervise all the student teams. The Fellow will conduct some supervision on student client work.
  • Supervising student work to prepare content for the new Clinic’s partnership. As part of the partnership, we will be creating a website with both annotated documents, a guide to the legal process for filmmakers, and films. While a partner will actually produce this website, we will need to prepare all content. There are a number of students in the Advanced Legal Clinic who will work on the project, and the Fellow would assist with both supervising those students as well as work to create content on her own.
  • This Fellow will potentially supervise Indie Film Clinic law student interns but will have no other supervisory or budgetary responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D. and a minimum of 3-5 years of legal experience.
  • Ability to draft contracts, conduct legal research, have some knowledge of transactional and intellectual property lawyering, supervise law students, and write effectively.

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