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Clinic Supervising Attorney - Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic - School of Law
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 19, 2021
Title Clinic Supervising Attorney - Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic - School of Law
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 12/1/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
    Faculty Associate
  • Law - General

Clinic Supervising Attorney - Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic - School of Law

The Berkeley Law Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic) seeks applications for a Clinic Supervising Attorney.

Under the supervision of the Clinic directors, the Supervising Attorney's general responsibilities include training and supervising students in client representation; working on the clinic's docket of projects and cases, managing one or more legal cases or projects independently (i.e., without a co-supervisor); mentoring Clinic Teaching Fellows; and performing varied administrative and other tasks to assist in Clinic's operation.

The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic trains the next generation of lawyers to advance the public interest in a digital age marked by rapid technological change. We focus our work on three main areas: protecting civil liberties, ensuring a fair criminal justice system, and promoting balanced intellectual property laws and access to information. We look for strategic opportunities in litigation, regulatory and legislative processes, and policy analysis.

The Samuelson Clinic is committed to building an equitable and inclusive faculty and staff to teach and work in a multicultural learning environment. The school also provides support for supervising attorneys to attend conferences that advance their professional development goals and interests.
Under the supervision of the Clinic Directors, the Supervising Attorney will be responsible for:

Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (80%)
  • Training and supervising six to eight clinic students per semester
  • Managing clinic projects and cases and vetting new clinic projects and cases
  • Developing and maintaining clinic relationships with clients, partners, co-counsel, and other stakeholders
  • Traveling to offsite meetings as needed to work on clinic matters (often with students)
  • Attending and assisting in teaching of the weekly clinic seminar on an as-needed basis
  • Managing the clinic docket during summers, winter break, and faculty leaves

Administrative Duties (15%)
  • Helping maintain clinic and client files, course materials, website, and social media feeds
  • Organizing programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops and speaker series
  • Promoting the clinic to students and other constituencies
  • Engaging in media relations and development
  • Speaking at public events and with the press, and otherwise participating in professional networking, training, and development activities

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
  • Perform other duties as needed

UC Field Work Supervisors are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

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