UCLA School of Law is seeking a new Lecturer in Law with extensive trial advocacy and legal practice experience to serve as Director for the A. Barry Cappello Program in Trial Advocacy. The Director will be responsible for teaching core trial advocacy courses, including teaching additional sections of the existing Civil Trial Advocacy and/or Criminal Trial Advocacy classes, as well as developing and teaching new trial advocacy classes, including one or more classes in advanced trial advocacy. The Director will also serve as the Faculty Advisor and Coach for UCLA School of Law’s Student Competitions Program. This is a full-time, nine-month, academic, non-tenure track appointment. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2018.
The majority of the Director’s annual workload will be to teach Trial Advocacy courses. The Director will teach Civil Trial Advocacy and/or Criminal Trial Advocacy, depending upon the Director’s background and experience. The Director will also develop and teach new course in trial advocacy, including one or more classes in advanced trial advocacy.
In addition, the Director will serve as Faculty Advisor and Coach for UCLA School of Law’s Student Competitions Program, and provide curricular support and mentorship for part-time faculty teaching in the trial advocacy program. The UCLA Law Student Competitions Programs includes the Mock Trial Association and the Moot Court Honors Program, as well as other student competitions. The Director will be charged with increasing opportunities for students to participate in external competitions and managing hosting duties for regional tournaments. In addition, the Director will oversee student participants in extensive practice rounds, travel with students to external competitions, and provide support to and supervision of assistant coaches and volunteer judges. The Director will also work with senior administrators at the law school to support and mentor the part-time instructors who teach trial advocacy courses, including advising in the development of curriculum for trial advocacy courses.
The ideal candidate will have significant legal practice experience, particularly in civil and/or criminal trial advocacy. Previous experience teaching law school skills courses and/or supervising moot court or mock trial competitions is preferred.
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, March 16, 2018. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03514 by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, cv or resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.
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 the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
Cover Letter - A letter discussing your interest, qualifications and/or experience.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
List of References - Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references
Teaching Evaluation - Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
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