April 28, 1994
Digest: A full-time judge may apply personally for a law school teaching position within the Court's geographical jurisdiction.
Rule: 22 NYCRR 100.6(d)(2)
A full-time judge asks whether it is permissible to apply in writing for a position as an adjunct professor of law at schools of law within the geographical boundaries of his/her court.
The answer to this inquiry is found in Rule 100.6(d)(2) of the Rules of the Chief Administrator of the Courts, which permits a judge to “...receive the ordinary compensation for teaching a regular course of study at any college or university if the teaching does not conflict with the proper performance of judicial duties...”
Therefore, since it is ethically allowable to accept a paid teaching position, it is likewise allowable for a judge to apply for and pursue one.