Tuesday, March 18, 2014

UCLA LAW is also seeking a Director of Extern and Field Placement Programs


And here is the description for this job:

The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic, experienced individual to manage and teach in a range of UCLA externship and field placements under the general direction of the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, and Public Service.  The Director will have primary responsibility for ensuring that students receive a high-quality educational experience in the field and strong supervision by UCLA Law faculty in the wide array of experiential learning opportunities UCLA students enjoy:  the full-time agency and judicial programs, the part-time externship program where students work in various public interest, government agency, in-house counsel and judicial settings in the Los Angeles area, and the UCDC Law Program where students work as externs in congressional offices, regulatory agencies and other government and nonprofit placements in the nation’s capital.


The Director will also manage and teach a one-semester, one-unit first-year course, entitled “Introduction to the Lawyer-Client Relationship,” which is currently under development.  The course includes both a classroom component and limited field placements.  The Director, along with a program administrator, will develop and manage relationships with legal services providers who will partner with the law school to provide required field placements for this course. 


The Director will also take the lead in advising students on complying with new experiential learning admission requirements for the California State Bar and will assist in developing appropriate Law School responses to the proposed experiential learning requirements in the ABA standards. 


Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice in California, established relationships with local public interest legal service providers or professional organizations, and demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills.  Also desirable is prior successful teaching experience.  The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time, academic, non-tenure track position.  This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and University of California Academic Personnel Manual.  (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)


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 Monday, April 21, 2014 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. 


Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00190 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of at least three professional references to the attention of:


Edna Sasis

Office of the Dean

UCLA School of Law

Box 951476

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476


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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