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Clinical Professor of Law

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 27, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Clinical Professor of Law

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law invites applications for a full-time, year-round clinical faculty member to direct the Community Legal Services Clinics commencing no later than the start of the 2024-2025 academic year. The position may be tenured, tenure-track, or an indefinite contract, commensurate with a candidate's experience and preferences. Each of these options involves or can lead to security of position, sabbatical opportunities, research support, voting rights, and faculty governance responsibilities.

The Clinic Director will direct four on-site live client clinics and three additional clinics that are primarily conducted with community partners. In addition the Clinic Director will oversee grants and funding for the clinics. As a clinical faculty member, the successful candidate will also teach classes in her/his/their area of expertise and supervise students in a clinic, assisting them with direct client representation, case management, development of forms and procedures, client interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, and oral and written advocacy.
Pacific McGeorge is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. The McGeorge faculty unanimously committed itself to undertake the work to transform itself into an anti-racist law school. Thus, applicants who share that vision and particularly those who would enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of the faculty are encouraged to apply. Ability to commence the position January 1, 2024, although all applicants who can start by July 2024 will be considered.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Admission to the California Bar or qualification under California Rules of Court 9.45 as a registered legal aid attorney.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in law school clinical teaching, or equivalent.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in directly relevant practice areas (public interest law, public benefits law, administrative law, or litigation).
  • Excellent writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least five (5) years of experience supervising law students, law student interns, paralegals, or junior lawyers in clinical legal education or professional settings.
  • Experience with grant writing and reporting.
  • Commitment to the vision, mission and core values of the law school.
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Technological competence with multiple platforms and an ability to learn new software systems.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Some lifting of materials (twenty (20) lbs. or less).
  • Bending, stretching, reaching required.
  • Sitting for long periods of time.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Flexible work schedules, with an average of thirty-five (35) hours per week on campus, including a occasional evenings and weekends.

Special Instructions:
This position will remain open until filled.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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