The UCLA School of Law is seeking applications for the Binder 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, 2024.
The fellowship offers opportunities for clinical teaching and research designed to prepare the fellow to seek a permanent or tenure-track clinical faculty position at a law school. The fellow will be expected to teach in experiential courses while also engaging in a scholarly research project. During the summer, the fellow would be fully engaged with a scholarly research project. The law school will provide teaching mentorship, as well as research support and faculty guidance on legal scholarship.
The UCLA Clinical Program offers extensive and rigorous practical training for students interested in litigation, transactional, regulatory, and public interest work. The law school has a vibrant experiential curriculum, with in-house clinics focused on criminal defense, community lawyering, documentary film, environmental law, immigrants’ rights, international human rights, prisoners’ rights, tribal legal development, and veterans’ justice, among other areas. The Program also offers sophisticated simulation-based skills courses and practicums in areas including civil rights litigation, domestic violence, mediation, and criminal defense.
Qualifications: Candidates should possess a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree, an excellent academic record, at least two years of practice experience (more preferred), admission to a state bar and willingness to sit for the California bar if necessary (depending on practice area), excellent analytical and writing skills, an aptitude for student supervision, a collegial style, and a demonstrated interest in or potential for scholarship, particularly in an area that informs experiential learning. UCLA School of Law seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The annual salary is $75,000 plus a competitive benefits package.
Application Instructions and Deadline: Applicants should apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08869 by submitting pdf copies of cover letter discussing
their qualifications, a cv or resume, contact information for three references, a law school transcript, and two statements of interest (each 1-2 pages), one for teaching and one for research. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, November 17, 2023, but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University
policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time.
Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).