UCI SCHOOL OF LAW seeks clinical faculty for existing or potential new clinics.
The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for a full-time clinical faculty position, with security of employment or potential for security of employment, to begin on July 1, 2023.
The School of Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. UCI Law, founded just 14 years ago, is the newest public law school in California and is highly regarded for its faculty and expert practical training. UCI Law offers a distinct, innovative approach to legal education that features experiential learning and interdisciplinary studies. Committed to values of public service, excellence in scholarship and teaching, and fostering a diverse, inclusive community, UCI Law is home to distinguished faculty and passionate, talented, and socially conscious students.
The UCI Law clinical program is currently ranked 5th in the nation. From its founding, the law school has had as a graduation requirement that each student participate in at least one semester of clinical education in which she assists clients in solving legal problems. We currently offer ten clinical courses that fulfill the requirement: Appellate Litigation, Civil Rights Litigation, Community & Economic Development, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Environmental Law, Immigrant Rights, Intellectual Property Arts & Technology, International Justice, and Workers, Law, and Organizing. The candidate selected will either create a new clinic or co-teach in one of the law school’s existing clinics, and will assist in the planning and development of the overall clinical program.
Appointment, merit, and promotion in the Clinical Professor of Law series requires, in addition to excellence in teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and externally recognized contributions in research/creative activity in pedagogy and/or the discipline.
Applicants must hold a J.D. and be licensed to practice law in California by the end of their first year of employment. At least five years of practice experience and two years of clinical teaching experience are strongly preferred, but all applicants must have demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching achievements. Scholars from all areas of interest are encouraged to apply.
For more information about UCI Law, visit: www.law.uci.edu.
Interested candidates should submit application materials using UC Irvine’s online application system, AP Recruit: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07808.
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The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.