Position overviewPosition title: Clinic Supervising Attorney
Open date: August 18th, 2021
Last review date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Berkeley Law Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic) seeks applications for a Clinic Supervising Attorney.
Under the supervision of the Clinic directors, the Supervising Attorney’s general responsibilities include training and supervising students in client representation; working on the clinic’s docket of projects and cases, managing one or more legal cases or projects independently (i.e., without a co-supervisor); mentoring Clinic Teaching Fellows; and performing varied administrative and other tasks to assist in Clinic’s operation.
The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic trains the next generation of lawyers to advance the public interest in a digital age marked by rapid technological change. We focus our work on three main areas: protecting civil liberties, ensuring a fair criminal justice system, and promoting balanced intellectual property laws and access to information. We look for strategic opportunities in litigation, regulatory and legislative processes, and policy analysis.
The Samuelson Clinic is committed to building an equitable and inclusive faculty and staff to teach and work in a multicultural learning environment. The school also provides support for supervising attorneys to attend conferences that advance their professional development goals and interests.
Under the supervision of the Clinic Directors, the Supervising Attorney will be responsible for:
Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (80%)
• Training and supervising six to eight clinic students per semester
• Managing clinic projects and cases and vetting new clinic projects and cases
• Developing and maintaining clinic relationships with clients, partners, co-counsel, and other stakeholders
• Traveling to offsite meetings as needed to work on clinic matters (often with students)
• Attending and assisting in teaching of the weekly clinic seminar on an as-needed basis
• Managing the clinic docket during summers, winter break, and faculty leaves
Administrative Duties (15%)
• Helping maintain clinic and client files, course materials, website, and social media feeds
• Organizing programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops and speaker series
• Promoting the clinic to students and other constituencies
• Engaging in media relations and development
• Speaking at public events and with the press, and otherwise participating in professional networking, training, and development activities
Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
• Perform other duties as needed
UC Field Work Supervisors are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.
Additional materials may be required of applicants.
You can read more about the clinic’s matters and staff, here: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/samuelson-law-technology-public-policy-clinic/about/
• Candidates must hold a J.D. degree, or equivalent international degree, at the time of application
• Admission to practice law in at least one state (California Bar not required, but must be willing to apply for admission)
• At least three (3) years of post-graduate experience in law practice
• Excellent analytical, communication, organizational, and planning skills
• Willingness to work on the Samuelson Clinic full range of cases and projects
• Career intention to practice in public interest, public sector, and/or clinical setting
• Substantive knowledge and experience in civil liberties or criminal justice
• Experience in clinical teaching or as a clinical law student
• Experience working with diverse communities, clients and other stakeholders
• Ability to manage cases and projects and supervise students independently
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Legal Advocacy Writing Sample - A sample of written legal work no longer than 12 pages
Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
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