Clinical Legal Education Association


27 Feb 2018 2:12 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

BERKELEY LAW is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our experiential education program should openings arise. Openings are generally part-time.

Instructors teach courses in litigation and transactional lawyering skills, including Negotiation Skills, Pre-Trial Practice Skills, Civil Trial Practice Skills, Criminal Trial Practice Skills, Appellate Advocacy Skills, Legal Writing Skills, Drafting Skills, Legal Research Skills, Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills, Oral Advocacy Skills, Mediation Skills, Law School Competition Skills, Law Practice Skills, Judicial Process Skills, and other related professional practice skills. Courses are taught experientially, using extensive simulation, video and other “learning by doing” pedagogies.

General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assessing student work and assigning grades, advising students, identifying and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

Basic qualifications: J.D. or equivalent degree, or other relevant graduate degree, and experience in the area in which the applicant seeks to teach is required at time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching law school skills courses, with outstanding student and peer evaluations.

Salary: Starting annual full-time salary is currently $53,402, prorated according to teaching workload. Generally, the salary for an instructor teaching one course for a semester at the law school ranges from $4,539 to $8,811 depending on the associated workload.

Application Procedure: To apply, please visit the following link:

Applicants should submit four (4) documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a list of Berkeley Law skills courses they wish to be considered for or wish to propose, and (4) a teaching statement of no more than 500 words explaining how they have approached or would approach teaching skills courses. Additional materials may be required of finalists.

To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application. Completed applications will be reviewed when openings arise. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in January and for spring semester in August.

The applicant pool will close on December 3, 2018; candidates who are interested in remaining in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

Please direct questions to:

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority 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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