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Lecturer in Law (Master's Degree Programs – Doctrinal Courses)

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer in Law (Master's Degree Programs – Doctrinal Courses)
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $135,000- $170,000, depending on experience and subject matter expertise.

Application Window

Open date: October 16, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 8, 2024 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: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 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.

Position description

The UCLA School of Law is seeking a full-time Lecturer in Law to teach several doctrinal courses in our Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) (non-lawyer professionals seeking a sophisticated understanding of law) and Master of Laws (LL.M.). The M.L.S. program is designed for non-lawyers who want to gain a sophisticated understanding of law but do not wish to become lawyers. The LL.M. program is for lawyers – mostly with international law degrees – who wish to study American law.

The candidate will teach several different doctrinal courses from the following list: Private Law (a combination of Contracts, Torts, and Property), Public Law (a combination of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Criminal Law), Business Law for Non-Lawyers, The American Dispute Resolution System (a combination of Civil Procedure, Arbitration, and Mediation), Employment Law, Entertainment Law, and Intellectual Property Law. Courses may be taught in person, on-line (but synchronously), or in combination. Some assigned courses will be during evening hours.

Minimum academic requirements include a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree from a U.S. school and an excellent academic record. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience in one or more of the fields listed above along with an eagerness to learn new areas of doctrine and a passion for teaching law to non-lawyer professionals and foreign lawyer. In-depth expertise in all of the fields listed is not expected.

This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track, academic position. This position is represented by the University Council - American Federation of Teachers: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html.

See UC Salary Table 15 at https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t15.pdf for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $135,000- $170,000, depending on experience and subject matter expertise. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2024, with classes beginning in mid-August.

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08940 by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, cv or resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references as well as a statement of contributions to diversity. Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

J.D. or equivalent advanced degree

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A letter discussing your interest, qualifications and/or experience.

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Your most recently updated C.V. or resume.

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

  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Teaching Evaluations - Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.

    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Contact information for three references.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08940

Help contact: spitz@law.ucla.edu

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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