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UCLA School of Law Critical Race Studies Program Law Teaching Fellowship

Recruitment Period

Open December 3rd, 2013 through April 1st, 2014


The UCLA CRS Program offers a Law Teaching Fellowship to a UCLA Law School graduate interested in pursuing a career in law teaching.


The CRS Law Teaching Fellowship candidates must hold a JD or LLM degree from UCLA School of Law and:
§ be committed to a career of law teaching and scholarship;
§ possess an excellent academic record;
§ demonstrate likelihood of success as indicated by excellent academic and legal credentials that may include:
§ successful completion of independent legal research, including research and/or writing as a law student;
§ exceptional legal experience after law school;
§ hold a certification in Critical Race Studies from UCLA School of Law, which may be waived in exceptional circumstances.

Fellowship Requirements:

The CRS Fellowship Program lasts two years, during which time the Fellow will:
§ complete at least one substantial scholarly publication and present the publication as a work-in-progress to the UCLA School of Law Faculty;
§ be prepared to go on the academic job market in the fall of the Fellowship’s second year;
§ teach one course within the CRS curriculum each year of the Fellowship;
§ assist with the CRS Program’s research-related events, such as the CRS Symposium, when asked by the CRS Program faculty;
§ permit the CRS Program to include any article(s) resulting from the fellowship in a CRS working paper series;
§ acknowledge the CRS Fellowship Program’s assistance in any published work that is facilitated by the Fellowship, in a format approved by the CRS Program Faculty.

Terms of the Fellowship:

The Fellowship offers a salary of $60,000 per year and full benefits.

Benefits of the Fellowship:

The unique features of this fellowship include the opportunity to:

§ develop academic expertise in critical race theory and law teaching;
§ work closely with a CRS faculty mentor;
§ participate in the CRS Program’s rich interdisciplinary scholarly symposia, lectures, and conferences;
§ complete at least one published article before entering the law teaching market;
§ engage in classroom teaching, with constructive pedagogical feedback;
§ obtain faculty recommendations for law teaching jobs;
§ receive detailed, expert advice on how to secure a law teaching job.

Application Process:

The CRS Program is currently accepting applications for the next teaching term, starting July 1, 2014.

Completed applications will be due on April 1, 2014.

To apply, you must submit the following materials online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00126:

§ cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the Fellowship;
§ academic resume;
§ law school transcript;
§ 2 letters of recommendation, including one from a law school professor familiar with your scholarly potential;
§ reprints of all published works and copies of all works-in-progress;
§ detailed research proposal, no longer than 5 single-spaced pages in length.

Please submit application materials online only at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00126:

Questions may be addressed to crs@law.ucla.edu

If you are interested in more information and would like to attend (in person or via webcast) a workshop on the fellowship application process in January, please submit your name and contact information at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NJI6fwEXet7SrHEIVXj-xafm1--5NPFLaztBAJzY0iI/viewform by January 5, 2014.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

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