The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic individual with significant legal practice experience to be the Associate Director of the Veterans Justice Clinic. The Clinic allows law students to assist underserved and marginalized veterans in Los Angeles while developing lawyering skills under the supervision of clinical faculty. The Associate Director will co-teach the Clinic, provide legal assistance to veterans, and supervise students in their casework. The Associate Director will, with the Faculty Director of the Clinic, develop collaborative initiatives with other legal services providers so as to meet the legal needs of veterans, promote work on behalf of veterans, and meaningfully engage with veterans communities on the UCLA campus, in Los Angeles, and nationally.
The Associate Director will also have responsibility for managing the budget for the Program, hiring and managing support staff, including a paralegal and a staff attorney, and managing the Clinic office, including overseeing legal intake. As needed, the Associate Director will act as a case manager for the clinic docket, serving as the attorney of record, and managing any case docket maintained through the Clinic, including at those times when the Law School is not in session.
The Associate Director will co-teach with the Faculty Director each semester that the Clinic is offered. The Associate Director will have input into the future direction of the Clinic, in collaboration with the Faculty Director and in consultation with the Vice Dean and/or Assistant Dean for Experiential Education.
The Associate Director will work under the direction of the Vice Dean and/or Assistant Dean for Experiential Education and in collaboration with the Faculty Director.
Minimum requirements include: an excellent academic record; a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; admission to the California Bar; significant legal practice experience; and demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills. Practice experience representing veterans is strongly preferred. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, year-round, 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 the University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies-forms/the-call; and https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/academic-personnel-policy/.)
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 Friday, September 27, 2019, but will be considered thereafter through Friday, October 25, 2019 or until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04923 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of at least three professional references.
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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).