The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is now accepting applications for the Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship, a full-time, year-round, one or two academic-year position (approximately July 2013 through June 2014 or June 2015). The position involves law teaching, legal and policy research and writing, preparing to go on the law teaching market, and assisting with organizing projects such as conferences and workshops, and teaching. No degree will be offered as part of the Fellowship program.
Fellowship candidates must hold a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school and be committed to a career of law teaching and scholarship in the field of business law and policy. Applicants should have demonstrated an outstanding aptitude for independent legal research, preferably through research and/or writing as a law student or through exceptional legal experience after law school. Law Teaching Fellowship candidates must have strong academic records that will make them highly competitive for law teaching jobs.
The Fellowship program is year-round, over one or two academic years, during which time the Fellow will:
- complete at least one substantial scholarly publication and present the publication as a work-in-progress to the UCLA School of Law faculty;
- teach at least one class per academic year of the appointment;
- work closely with a faculty mentor in order to observe and participate in teaching, as well as to complete a publishable scholarly piece;
- assist the Institute’s Executive Director with other projects relating to the Institute’s work, including organizing conferences and other events, research, publications, public education and outreach efforts;
- permit the Institute to publish any article(s) resulting from the Fellowship—as long as such publication will not interfere with the Fellow’s ability to publish such articles in a law journal; and
- acknowledge the Institute’s assistance in any published work that is facilitated by the Fellowship.
- develop expertise in business law and public policy;
- work with a faculty mentor;
- develop expertise in business law teaching;
- complete a published piece of research before entering the law teaching market;
- obtain faculty recommendations and support for law teaching jobs;
- participate in the rich mixture of scholarly symposia, invited lectures, and conferences of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy; and
- participate in UCLA School of Law’s rich interdisciplinary scholarly symposia, lectures, and conferences.
Application Material and Deadlines
To apply for the 2013-2014 Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship, please submit the following materials as a single PDF or Word.doc file to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2013:
- A cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the fellowship;
- A current resume, including a list of published works;
- An official law school transcript;
- Contact information for three references, including at least one from a law school professor familiar with your scholarly potential;
- A detailed research proposal, no longer than five single-spaced pages in length; and
- A description of teaching interests (course abstract and plan for class or seminar preferred)
Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.