The UCLA School of Law is seeking applications for a Clinical Teaching Fellowship. This fellowship is designed for experienced law graduates who intend to pursue a career in law school clinical teaching. The two-year fellowship will commence on July 1, 2013 and end June 30, 2015; renewal for a third year will be considered in appropriate circumstances.
The fellowship offers opportunities for clinical teaching and research designed to prepare the fellow to seek a permanent clinical faculty position at a law school. In the fall and spring semesters of the first year, the fellow would co-teach and act as supervising lawyer in existing clinics and/or clinical skills courses. The primary teacher would be a member of UCLA’s clinical faculty and would mentor the fellow in UCLA’s tradition of practical training grounded in theories of lawyering. During the following summer, the fellow would be expected to be fully engaged with a scholarly research project. The law school would provide research support and faculty mentoring on legal scholarship. In the second year, the fellow would be expected to complete the research project for publication and teach or co-teach one clinical course each semester.
The UCLA Clinical Program offers extensive and rigorous practical training for students interested in litigation, transactional, regulatory, and public interest work. Substantively-focused clinics include the live-client Asylum, Civil Rights Litigation, Criminal Defense, Community Economic Development, Environmental Law, and Tribal Legal Development clinics, as well as simulated Mergers & Acquisitions Planning and Negotiating and Confirming Chapter 11 Plans. The Program also offers live-client Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy, Supreme Court Clinic, and Trial Advocacy, as well as sophisticated simulation-based skills courses such as Negotiations, Pretrial Civil Litigation, and Trial Advocacy.
Candidates should possess an excellent academic record; at least two years of practice experience (more preferred); admission to the California bar or willingness to take the California bar; excellent analytical and writing skills; an aptitude for student supervision; a collegial style; and a demonstrated interest in or potential for scholarship, particularly in the clinical area. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome candidates whose experience in legal practice, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The salary is $59,000 per year, plus a competitive benefits package.
Applicants should submit a letter discussing their qualifications and clinical teaching interests, a resume, a law school transcript, contact information for three references, and a one-to two-page statement of research interests. Electronic submission to Edna Sasis at firstname.lastname@example.org is preferred, but hard copy applications may be sent to:
Office of the Dean
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, January 28, 2013 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.