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Clinical Teaching Fellow - Policy Advocacy Clinic - School of Law
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Apr. 21, 2020
Title Clinical Teaching Fellow - Policy Advocacy Clinic - School of Law
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 6/30/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Criminal Law
    Law - General
    Law and Public Policy

Clinical Teaching Fellow - Policy Advocacy Clinic - School of Law

Working Title: Clinical Teaching Fellow
Program: Policy Advocacy Clinic - Berkeley School of Law
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary: $72,170
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2020

The Berkeley Law Policy Advocacy Clinic (PAC) is seeking to hire a full-time Clinical Teaching Fellow for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2020, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

The fellowship is designed for recent law graduates (0-5 years' experience) who are considering a career in law school teaching and/or in policy advocacy. Under the supervision of the clinic director, the teaching fellow's responsibilities include representing clients, supervising students, and assisting in teaching classes. The fellow may conduct academic research and writing as interested and with time permitting in consultation with the clinic director.

In PAC, interdisciplinary teams of law (JD) and public policy (MPP) students pursue high-impact, non-litigation strategies on behalf of historically marginalized communities to address systemic racial, economic, and social injustice. PAC's approach is ground-up (rooted in the lives of real people), problem-based (addressing pressing social issues), and client-driven (accountable to actual organizational clients).

The Fellow will work to help advance a national multi-year campaign to abolish regressive and racially discriminatory fines and fees in the juvenile legal system. As described in more detail below, the Fellow will help train and supervise JD/MPP student teams working on fines and fees reform in one or more states.

PAC is committed to building an equitable and inclusive staff to teach and work in a multicultural learning environment. The clinical program supports fellows' professional development by offering workshops on clinical pedagogy and close mentoring of fellows' teaching, practice, and research. The school also provides support for fellows to attend conferences to advance their professional development goals and interests.


Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (85%)
  • Help train and supervise 4-6 clinical students per academic semester
  • Help manage the clinic docket during the summer
  • Assist in planning and teaching the clinic companion seminar and team meetings
  • Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with clients and stakeholders, including travel as needed to conduct outreach, research, and advocacy
  • Participate in advocacy efforts with local, state, and federal policymakers, including drafting and disseminating public-facing materials (e.g., fact sheets, briefs, reports)
  • Provide support as needed on all clinic projects and to students
  • Engage in academic research and writing as time and project workload permit

Administrative Duties (10%)
  • Assist in outreach and education to promote PAC to students and stakeholders
  • Assist in media relations and development, including distribution of clinic materials to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the larger public
  • Work with other clinical faculty and fellows to improve the clinical curriculum
  • Participate in professional development, training, and networking

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)


Minimum/basic qualifications:
  • B.A. degree, B.S. degree, or equivalent international degree

Additional Qualifications:
  • J.D. degree or equivalent international degree

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working on criminal justice and/or racial justice policy advocacy
  • Experience in clinical teaching and supervision or other teaching experience
  • Excellent research, analytical, communication, and writing skills
  • Strong collaboration, mentoring, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to develop constructive and respectful relationships with community members, policymakers, media, academics, advocates, and activists
  • Ability to contribute to and thrive in an equitable and inclusive workplace, including cultural sensitivity and empathy in interactions with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, and self-awareness

Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply:

Additional materials, such as letters of reference, may be requested for candidates or finalists during the recruitment.

Any references should be from persons who are familiar with the applicant's written work and qualifications for the position. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applicants should be available to begin work no later than July 1, 2020. For information about PAC, visit:


The annual salary rate for this full-time represented position is $72,170. The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits detailed online at

Berkeley Law seeks candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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:
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