Fordham Law School seeks a founding Coordinator to help launch a new Center on Asian Americans and the Law. The Coordinator will be a full-time employee of Fordham University with salary, health insurance, and benefits. The Center will be a first-of-its-kind institution in the country, with three core missions:
Civic Education: Educating students, lawyers, and the public on contemporary and historic legal issues and encounters involving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (“AAPI”);
Scholarship and AAPI Legal Studies: Establishing a national hub for research and scholarship on AAPI legal issues and sponsoring studies on current AAPI legal issues, including anti-Asian violence, affirmative action, the “Bamboo Ceiling,” and the myth of the model minority; and
Outreach and Policy Advocacy: Generating interest in AAPI legal issues among law firms, corporations, government, non-profit institutions, and the public, and collaborating with others to advance the cause of justice for the AAPI community and society in general.
The Center will be led by Co-Directors Hon. Denny Chin (Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) and Thomas H. Lee, Leitner Family Professor of International Law. The Coordinator will work closely with Judge Chin and Professor Lee to launch the Center and will be in charge of its day-to-day operations.
Fundraising and marketing to grow a national reputation for the Center;
Planning, coordinating, and marketing Center programming and events, such as speaker panel discussions, reenactments of landmark cases, symposia, student activities and field trips, and social events;
Creating and managing a state-of-the-art Center website;
Creating and maintaining a digital repository of historic and current materials relating to AAPI legal studies, including judicial transcripts and other court documents, historic newspaper articles, and historic images;
Assisting in developing new AAPI courses, assisting in creating an e-casebook, and commissioning and disseminating AAPI research case studies, projects, and informational materials;
Coordinating with other organizations to address issues of concern to the AAPI and broader communities, including anti-Asian violence;
Coordinating with the Center's board of advisers; and
Otherwise helping the Center’s Co-Directors carry out its mission.
Bachelor’s degree required; law degree preferred;
One year of fundraising or academic, educational, or other non-profit experience;
Excellent organizational, communication, writing, and computer skills (including MS Office and coding proficiency);
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.