Monday, April 8, 2019
With generous funding from the Malibu Foundation, Pepperdine Law is continuing its Disaster Relief Clinic - soon to the Disaster Recovery Clinic - for one academic year to assist people and communities rebuilding after the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. This position is a one-year, grant-funded position to supervise and teach the Disaster Recovery Clinic within the School of Law's Program of Clinical Education, working alongside the faculty and staff of Pepperdine's ten other legal clinics.
The Supervising Attorney and Adjunct Professor (“Supervising Attorney”) will teach and supervise students practicing in the Pepperdine Disaster Recovery Clinic (“DRC”). In the DRC, law students learn and train through law practice under the supervision of the Supervising Attorney. The DRC provides pro bono legal services to clients recovering from recent California wildfires. This includes advice and counsel, evaluation and analysis, negotiation and advocacy, research and writing, and guidance on legal matters as they arise and evolve during the course of recovery and rebuilding. The Supervising Attorney will teach the seminar component of the DRC course with an adjunct faculty appointment. This contributes to the University’s mission by increasing the School of Law’s capacity to teach, train and form professionals with expertise and integrity, and the DRC increases the School of Law’s capacity to serve surrounding communities affected by recent natural disasters. This serves the School of Law’s strategic plan by increasing capacity for experiential, clinical and formative education in diverse areas of practice. The Supervising Attorney position is a one-year, grant funded appointment to direct the Disaster Recovery Clinic.
Skills and Qualifications
Required: The Supervising Attorney must hold a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school, and must be a licensed attorney in good standing in California; an excellent communicator in written and oral, private and public contexts; a competent professional of integrity and excellence; an effective teacher within best practices of clinical legal pedagogy; and proficient and competent in digital law practice and case management and applications for recovery practice.
Preferred: Preferred candidates will have demonstrable experience or expertise in insurance coverage and controversies, landlord-tenant matters, business interruption, unemployment, rebuilding, and permitting matters; demonstrable experience, interest and expertise in public interest practice; and demonstrable experience, expertise, and commitment to teaching and clinical pedagogy.