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 intellectual property and 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. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Minimum Qualifications Required (at time of application): Applicants must hold a J.D. degree or its equivalent degree, and be admitted to practice law in at least one state (California Bar not required, but must be willing to apply for admission).
Application Procedure: To apply please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01504 . Applications should include in pdf format a resume or CV, cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and what you have to offer, and a writing sample.
Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information of three (3) references. Early applications are encouraged. The final deadline for applications is October 27, 2017.
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 when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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