Housing Law Supervising Attorney, Law School

The University at Buffalo School of Law’s Clinical Legal Education Program
May 10, 2024
Amherst, United States of America
Job Type


Housing Law Supervising Attorney, Law School (RF Posting)
Full Posting and To Apply: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/49969

Position Summary
The University at Buffalo School of Law invites applications for a Housing Law Supervising Attorney position in the Civil Rights & Transparency Clinic in the practice areas of housing law and related issues, to commence on or about July 2024.

The successful candidate will co-supervise a clinic focused on housing law, eviction defense, fair housing, and related civil justice issues alongside a law school faculty member. This position offers attorneys the opportunity to engage in litigation and related housing-justice advocacy with the goal of providing safe, affordable, and fair housing for all people regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability status, or other protected class status.

The Supervising Attorney will have primary responsibility for a project to provide legal services to people facing eviction and related housing issues. The successful candidate will have significant latitude to shape the litigation docket and related legal projects, in coordination with the clinic’s director.

This position is a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal up to three years, with the possibility of additional renewal contingent on funding. The Supervising Attorney will be joining a clinical program whose mission is to deliver access to justice while teaching UB law students to be excellent, ethical, and engaged lawyers. The School of Law has a deep and longstanding commitment to serving clients and the broader public in Western New York and beyond.

Other specific duties include:

  • Supervising second- and-third-year law students’ work on client matters;
  • Advising and representing clients facing eviction and related housing issues; and
  • Conducting outreach in Western New York and surrounding regions to build the clinic’s network in the
    community and with other legal services nonprofits.

Additional details can be found on the website listed above.

The University at Buffalo School of Law’s Clinical Legal Education Program seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Buffalo, to maintain the excellence of the university and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The University at Buffalo School of Law — the only law school in the State University of New York system — is situated on the flagship campus of a world-class research-intensive public university, the largest in the northeastern United States. Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal, and academic pursuits – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness.

Salary Range: $90,000
FTE/ Type: Full Time / 1.0 FTE

Minimum Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited institution.
  • The Supervising Attorney must be a member of the New York Bar (currently licensed in New York) or be eligible to be admitted on motion, without examination, (see Judiciary Law § 90(i)(b); 22 NYCRR 520.10) to independently supervise law practice by students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills, an interest in and aptitude for supervision/mentorship, an interest in the relevant areas of law, a demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono legal work, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Prior experience litigating housing cases or similar matters in state or federal court is a strong plus.
  • A minimum of 2 years of practice experience, with more preferred.

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