Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing & Research

University at Buffalo School of Law

The University at Buffalo School of Law invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Law in its Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (LAWR) Program. The LAWR Program provides intensive skills training to first-, second-, and third-year law students with a strong emphasis on small-group and individual learning. 

This position involves a full-time 12-month University appointment for an initial period of two years, beginning in the summer of 2022, with an assumption that at least one subsequent three-year appointment will follow. The possibility of renewing these appointments after the initial five-year period is also assumed. One position will be filled at a salary of $65,000 – $70,000 per year. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. 

  • The Lecturer will be expected to teach one section of LAWR each semester in conjunction with the Law School’s library and academic staff. 
  • Lecturers will be expected to prepare their own lesson plans and research and writing projects, and will collaborate with the other Legal Skills Faculty. 
  • The LAWR Program, which is part of a broader Skills Program, includes two courses that are required for first-year students. In future years, it will also include a third required course that is open only to second- and third-year students. Lecturers will be expected to teach all three courses on a rotating basis.
  • Lecturers are also expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the school, will have the opportunity to serve on faculty committees and vote in Faculty meetings, and will be encouraged to pursue broader teaching and scholarly activities. 

The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

All applicants must:
(1) have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school;
(2) have at least two years of full-time experience in the practice of law in a U.S. state or territory;
(3) be a current or former member in good standing of the bar of a U.S. state or territory; and 
(4) have a strong law school and/or practice record demonstrating an outstanding level of accomplishment in legal research and writing, either during law school (for example, law review or success in moot court brief-writing competitions) or after (for example, judicial clerkships or law firm or other litigation writing experience).

The following qualifications are preferred but not mandatory: 
(1) at least five years of full-time experience in the practice of law in a U.S. state or territory
(2) at least one academic year (or the equivalent) of prior experience teaching legal research and writing at a U.S. law school as a full-time faculty member or adjunct. 

Experience working with international students or in academic support will be viewed favorably, but is not required.

The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, and the UB School of Law is the only law school in the system. The School of Law’s curriculum places special emphasis on interdisciplinary studies, public service, and innovative teaching, as well as path-breaking clinical and skills programs. UB Law’s affordable tuition makes its high-quality education accessible to students from a wide variety of backgrounds.

UB is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume or c.v., and one or more practice-oriented legal writing samples. For complete details and to apply, please visit www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu and see posting number F2100183. If you have questions about the position, please contact Stephen Paskey at sjpaskey@buffalo.edu


Legal Research & Writing Faculty Teaching Position

Job Posting Disclosure Form

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1.  The position advertised:

___   a.   is a tenure-track appointment.

___   b.   may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.

_X_   c.   may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

___   d.  has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.

___   e.  is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

___   f.   is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. 


2.  The professor hired:

_X_   a.   will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings (except on matters

 pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion).

___   b.   will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.


3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below. 

___ over $120,000

___ $110,000 - $119,999

___ $100,000 - $109,999

___ $90,000 - $99,999

___ $80,000 - $89,999

_X_ $70,000 - $79,999

_X_ $60,000 - $69,999

___ $50,000 - $59,999

___ $40, 000-49,999

___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000

___this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000


4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be:

_X_   a.   30 or fewer

___   b.   31 - 35

___   c.   36 - 40

___   d.   41 – 45

___   e.   46 - 50

___   f.    51 - 55

___   g.   56 - 60

___   h.   more than 60


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The professor hired is not required to teach other courses during the academic year, and may teach a course during the summer session for additional compensation.



1-4 Years
$70,000 - $79,999
Students per Semester:
Less than 30
Submission Deadline:
Stephen Paskey
University at Buffalo School of Law
O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260