20 Feb 2018 9:57 AM | Deleted user

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time Visiting Clinical Professor to co-teach in the Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Immigrant Rights Clinic is a one-semester, six credit course in which students provide direct representation to individual and group clients on matters ranging from bond representation, complex removal defense and post-conviction advocacy to combatting workplace exploitation and protecting the civil and constitutional rights of immigrants. IRC also provides legal support to grassroots organizations on policy initiatives and campaigns. IRC acts in accordance with the foundational insight that the community is best served when lawyers can help empower individuals and marginalized groups to advocate for themselves. It models high quality, holistic and transformative lawyering.  

Founded just nine years ago, the UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary new 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. In keeping with this mission, the Law School has a dynamic and innovative clinical program. The cornerstone of the clinical program is a core clinical course required of every student. Students may enroll in their core clinic for additional semesters. In the six years since the creation of the first core clinics, the number has grown from three to the current eight: Appellate Litigation; Community and Economic Development; Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence; Environmental Law; Immigrant Rights; Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology; and International Justice.  Each core clinic is taught by one or more full-time faculty and one or more adjunct faculty. The Law School also currently has six elective clinics in the areas of Fair Employment and Housing; Civil Rights Litigation; Cyber Victims Defense; International Human Rights; Reproductive Justice; and Startup and Small Business.

The UC Irvine School of Law is the newest public law school in California in nearly 50 years and currently is ranked 28th nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The clinical training program is ranked 15th.  The School of Law also ranks in the top 14 for student diversity and is tied with Yale at 3rd for best student/faculty ratio. The School of Law aims to prepare students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession, combining the best of a large and renowned academic institution with a collegial, supportive and friendly environment. For more information, visit

Applicants for this position should have at least 7-10 years of legal practice and/or teaching experience in Immigrant Rights. They must hold a J.D. degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and be a member of a state bar. In addition, they must have demonstrated potential for outstanding clinical teaching. Spanish proficiency is helpful, though not required. The person selected will be appointed as a Visiting Clinical Professor or Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, depending on experience.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Professor Carrie Hempel, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Service Learning at UC Irvine School of Law:

Candidates who wish to be considered for the position should send a cover letter and updated CV, a list of references and a statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity (see UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence) by e-mail to

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by March 5, 2018. 

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.


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