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2020-2022 Bernard A. and Lenore S. Greenberg Legal Scholar Fellowship

Recruitment Period

Open February 14th, 2020 through Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The UCLA School of Law is pleased to offer a fellowship designed to attract UCLA law school alumni who are interested in becoming a law professor. The paid, two-year fellowship will begin July 1, 2020 and end June 30, 2022. It is potentially renewable for one additional year based on the fellow’s scholarly progress.

The Greenberg Fellow will be expected to teach a total of three courses over the term of the fellowship and produce at least one legal academic article of publishable quality during each of the two years in residence. The fellow will receive substantial faculty mentorship with their scholarly writing and teaching, and she or he will participate in the intellectual life of the law school, including faculty workshops. The fellow will have an office at the law school. The position is a non-tenure track, full-time, limited-term appointment. The salary is approximately $76,000 per year, with a competitive benefits package, and some research and travel support.

A JD or LLM degree from the UCLA School of Law is required. (Please note that the fellowship used to be open only the alumni of the UCLA Law Review, but Law Review membership is no longer a requirement.) Applicants should have a strong law school record and have demonstrated an outstanding aptitude for producing independent legal scholarship. Fellows will be chosen on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to a scholarly career, the quality of their research proposal, and an assessment of their potential for success on the legal academic market. UCLA School of Law candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

About the Donor
Support for the Fellowship comes from Bernard Greenberg ’53, JD ‘58 and Lenore Greenberg ’57. The Greenbergs established this program in recognition of the importance to UCLA Law of increasing the number of alumni who pursue academic careers. Bernard is currently a member of the UCLA Law Board of Advisors, served as editor-in-chief of Volume 5 of the UCLA Law Review, was a teaching fellow at Harvard, and served on the UCLA Law faculty as an adjunct professor. Both Bernard and Lenore are serious patrons of the arts in Los Angeles, and Bernard maintains a private law practice in Beverly Hills.

Application Material and Deadlines
Applicants should apply online at Applicants should submit the following materials by Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

• A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the fellowship;
• A resume or CV (that includes any publications);
• An official law school transcript;
• A detailed research proposal of no more than 10 pages in length;
• A description of teaching interests (course abstract and/or course outline);
• Three letters of recommendation (at least two from former professors that focus on the applicant’s potential as a scholar and teacher)

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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A letter summarizing the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the fellowship

  • Curriculum Vitae - A resume or CV (that includes any publications)

  • List of References - Names and contact information for three references

  • Transcript - An official law school transcript

  • Research Proposal - A detailed research proposal of no more than 10 pages in length

  • Statement of Teaching - A description of teaching interests (course abstract and/or course outline)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required