Brooklyn Law School’s Visiting Assistant Professor Program provides an ideal environment for the brightest legal minds to prepare for a career teaching law. With the goal of helping to launch promising young intellectuals into the academic world, the program attracts participants with strong academic backgrounds, and a range of experience in practice and judicial clerkships.

Visiting Assistant Professors (VAPs) typically spend two academic years in residence at the Law School, during which they gain both teaching experience and the opportunity to devote substantial time to research, writing, and other scholarly pursuits. They typically teach one course each semester and participate fully in the academic life of the Law School community. Participants present work in progress to faculty and students, receive feedback and mentoring from faculty members, and often participate in conferences, colloquia, and other BLS programs. They enjoy complete access to all of the resources of the Law School’s library and support staff, and they may also hire student research assistants, which both advances their research and gives students the opportunity to participate in the development of cutting-edge scholarship.

Please Note: Those interested in being considered for the 2013 - 2014 academic year may apply beginning in November 2012. For more information please send a curriculum vitae and a letter stating your teaching and research interests to Michael Cahill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at

Current Visiting Assistant Professors

Emily Berman
Sarah Light
Roger Michalski
Melissa Mortazavi
Alan M. Trammell

Experience Prof. Nelson Tebbe’s Constitutional Law class.

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