THE UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW has launched searches for four exciting positions within their experiential program. UCLA Law is looking for a new Director of Externship and Field Placement Programs; a Deputy Director of the Promise Institute, who will also develop a new semester-long Human Rights Clinic; a Director of the Tribal Legal Development Clinic; and, a new Binder Clinical Teaching Fellow. Hyperlinks will take you to the UCLA Recruit site, and more comprehensive job descriptions about each are noted below. Applications will be reviewed beginning at the end of May.
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The UCLA School of Law is seeking applications for the Director of Externship and Field Placement Programs. The Director will develop, teach in, and manage the externship and field placements component of the Experiential Education Program at UCLA School of Law. The Director will work closely with the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education to administer policies and programs that uplift UCLA School of Law’s excellent learning opportunities for students and its strong commitment to public service.
The Promise Institute at UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly motivated Deputy Director with sustained experience in the practice of human rights to join the senior management team of the Promise Institute and develop a semester-long Human Rights Law Clinic. The clinic, which will have a domestic focus, will serve as the second human rights clinical course offered annually with the support of the Institute. The Institute is especially interested in a clinic that would support social justice and public interest work of communities and organization in Los Angeles with an interest in applying a human rights frame to their work.
UCLA School of Law is seeking a visionary and highly motivated individual with significant Indian country legal practice experience to serve as the first San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Director of the UCLA Tribal Legal Development Clinic (Clinic). This non-litigation Clinic assists Native Nations, mainly in California but also nationwide, in enhancing their governmental and legal systems through the development of tribal constitutions, codes, regulations, rules, policies, protocols and justice systems. Clinic projects include on-site work with tribal clients in their own communities, and may continue during summer months through students hired to work under the Director’s supervision.
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 in fall 2019. 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.