Associate Director, Office of Judicial Engagement and Professional Development
Cornell Law School
October 11, 2018
Ithaca, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Career Development, Experiential Learning / Externships, Legal Education
Reporting to the Law School’s Assistant Dean for Judicial Engagement and Professional Development, the Associate Director will support the activities of the Office of Judicial Engagement and Professional Development (OJEPD) at Cornell Law School. The Associate Director will be responsible for the following:
Delivering comprehensive coaching, advising, and programming to students and alumni interested in pursuing post-graduate clerkships with state and federal judges.
Managing the clerkship-recommendation-letter process by editing letters, liaising with recommendation writers, and overseeing an administrative assistant’s work in support of this process.
Directing the Professional Development Orientation and the administrative aspects of the Professional Development Institute, including planning and administering budgets, overseeing administrative support, and hiring and supervising student fellows.
Liaising with the faculty Professional Development Committee on budget planning, facilities utilization, and overall planning strategies.
Managing the office’s online resources and reviewing/updating webpages.
Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience in higher education administration or legal practice, or equivalent.
Strong interpersonal skills and interest in working with job seekers.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, maturity, and tact under pressure.
High-quality organizational and analytical skills.
Juris Doctor degree.
Previous experience as judicial clerk.
Experience in and knowledge of legal professional development programming.
Excel, Qualtrics, and web-content-editing skills.
About Cornell Law School
Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has approximately 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.