Position overviewPosition title: Clinical Teaching Fellow
Open date: May 9th, 2022
Most recent review date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 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: Monday, Oct 31, 2022 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 Clinical Teaching Fellow focused on racial justice in technology law and policy.
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. Racial justice is an important component of our work across docket areas. We look for strategic opportunities in litigation, regulatory and legislative processes, and policy analysis.
Samuelson Clinic teaching fellow positions are designed for recent JD graduates who are considering a career in the Clinic’s substantive practice areas and/or law school clinical teaching. While the clinical teaching fellow will be expected to work on projects across the range of the Clinic’s substantive practice areas, applicants for this fellow position should anticipate predominantly working on projects at the intersection of racial justice and technology law and policy. Under the supervision of the clinic directors, the teaching fellow’s general responsibilities include assisting with student supervision, client representation, and with the Clinic’s companion seminar.
The Samuelson Clinic is committed to building an equitable and inclusive faculty and staff to teach and work in a multicultural learning environment. The law school supports the professional development of fellows through close mentoring of their work. The school also provides support for fellows to attend conferences that advance their professional development goals and interests.
Under the supervision of the Samuelson Clinic directors, the teaching fellow will perform the following duties:
Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (85%)
• Assist with the training and supervision of clinical students on their cases and projects
• Assist with the Samuelson Clinic companion seminar
• Participate in ongoing advocacy efforts, including travel and offsite meetings as needed
• Assist in the identification and scoping of new cases and projects for the Samuelson Clinic
• Help manage Samuelson Clinic’s work during the winter and summer periods when classes are not in session
Administrative Duties (10%)
• Help organize programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops, and speaker series
• Assist in media relations and development, including speaking at public events and with the press, and administrative tasks related to communications
• Assist in outreach and education events to promote the Samuelson Clinic to prospective students and stakeholders
• Participate in professional development, training, and networking activities
• Participate in internal committees focused on improving Berkeley Law’s Clinical Program
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 requested 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
• 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 one or more relevant Clinic subjects (e.g., civil liberties, criminal justice policy, criminal law, intellectual property, tele-communications)
• Experience in clinical teaching or as a clinical law student
• Experience working with diverse communities, clients, and other stakeholders
• Demonstrated interest in law, public policy, or community advocacy related to racial justice
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