The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to serve as the Associate Director of Berkeley Law’s Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic) to begin July 1, 2014.
The Samuelson Clinic was the first, and is today the leading, program established at an American law school to provide clinical training for students in cases and other projects involving public interest issues raised in new technology controversies. The Clinic represents consumers and nonprofit groups in intellectual property, communications policy, Internet free speech, and information privacy and security matters. The Clinic, which promotes a public interest law and technology practice, is affiliated with the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.
The Associate Director works with the Director to plan, develop and manage the Clinic, conducts academic and policy research, and fulfills service as a member of the full-time faculty. In consultation with the Director and Clinic Fellows, the Associate Director is responsible for building a docket of cases and public policy projects for the Clinic. He or she supervises students as they file friend-of-the-court briefs; proposes and comments on proposed legislation or regulations; develops policy white papers; counsels clients; and provides legal assistance in lawsuits that raise important issues relating to law and technology. The Associate Director also co-teaches a seminar in conjunction with the Clinic, and is responsible for co-supervising any Fellows who are working with students enrolled in the Clinic.
Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, substantial teaching or practice experience, administrative ability, and a strong background in technology law. The candidate should also have demonstrated potential for research and writing on law, policy, or the profession, and for teaching, supervising, and mentoring law students as they transition to their role as lawyers. Admission to the California Bar, or willingness to become a member promptly, is essential. The Associate Director will join the Berkeley Law faculty as a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor of Law with the potential of promotion to Clinical Professor of Law.
Additional information about Berkeley Law’s clinical program and the Samuelson Clinic may also be found at http://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics/index.html and http://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics/samuelsonclinic/.
Letters of reference do not need to be sent at this time, but references of top candidates may be contacted later. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including third party (i.e., dossier service or career center) referees, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.
The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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