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Clinical Teaching Fellow - Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic - School of Law
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2021
Title Clinical Teaching Fellow - Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic - School of Law
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 2/28/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Business Law

Clinical Teaching Fellow - Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic - School of Law

The Berkeley Law Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic) seeks applications for two Clinical Teaching Fellows.

The position is designed for recent JD graduates (1-3 years of post-graduate experience) who are considering a career in the Clinic's substantive practice area and/or law school clinical teaching. Under the supervision of the clinic directors, the teaching fellow's general responsibilities include assisting in student supervision, client representation, and with the clinical companion seminar.

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 law school supports the professional development of fellows by offering workshops on matters related to clinical pedagogy and 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 in 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 summer period

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
  • Assist in outreach and education events to promote the Samuelson Clinic to prospective students and stakeholders
  • Participate in professional development, training, and networking 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 requested of applicants.

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