University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (UC Law SF) – Adjunct Professor of Law

About The Company
The University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (“College” or “UC Law SF”) was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. UC Law SF serves society as a center of higher learning committed to exceptional teaching, influential scholarship, and exemplary public service. We provide a rigorous, innovative, and inclusive legal education that prepares diverse students to excel as professionals, advance the rule of law, and further justice.

Job Description/Duties
UC Law SF Adjunct Professors reflect the rich array of opportunities available to our students upon graduation. They include judges, regulators, partners at leading plaintiff and defense firms, corporate and in-house counsel, prosecutors and public defenders, arbitrators and mediators, and directors of legal services organizations. They serve as instructors and as bridges to practice for our students who look to them as role models and sources of inspiration. Many UC Law SF Adjunct Professors are graduates of UC Law SF.

UC Law SF is particularly interested in receiving applications from adjunct faculty candidates who reflect the breadth and diversity of the legal profession in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are also open to hiring judges and practitioners who are not located in the Bay Area but who might be able to teach classes online, though we are an in-person program and strongly prefer to offer instruction in person on our campus, which is located in the Civic Center in San Francisco.

While we welcome applications from persons interested in teaching courses not listed below, UC Law SF seeks Adjunct Professors to help staff the following areas of the curriculum:

• Asynchronous Classes for Master of Studies in Law Candidates
o Online courses by lawyers for nonlawyers who intersect with the law
• Bar Success Classes
o Writing successful bar exam essays
• Clinic
o Government Law Clinic
• Doctrinal classes:
o Construction law
o Legal ethics and professional responsibility (including criminal litigation ethics)
o Mergers and acquisitions law
o Racial justice
o Reproductive justice
• Practice-related and skills courses:
o Contract drafting
o Depositions
o Law practice management
o Legal writing and advanced legal writing
o Negotiation
• Technology and the Practice of Law
o Skills classes training students how to use technology to aid in the practice of law
o Product counsel
o AI and the Law

In addition, we hope to expand our upper division criminal law offerings, including policing and accountability, comparative criminal law, and factual investigation. We are also eager to train practitioners to help provide 1-1 advising to students on legal analysis and legal writing as part of our Legal Writing Resource Center or our Office of Academic Skills Instruction and Support.

Job Criteria
Applicants must have a JD and have passed a bar exam; at least five years of practice experience; a strong academic background; and a commitment to modeling the highest of professional standards as well as to teaching law. No prior teaching experience is required, but the College’s practice is to vet and mentor aspiring new faculty by first asking them to deliver guest lectures. Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume, and description of teaching interests and experience via email to Director of Academic Program Services Maria Burgos at burgosm@uclawsf.edu. Applicants may also send an optional statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Successful candidates will teach courses mutually agreed upon during the fall, spring, and/or summer academic terms. Note that curricular needs vary over time. Compensation is based on course load and experience. Adjunct faculty are supported and evaluated by Provost & Academic Dean Morris Ratner.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

UC Law SF is an equal opportunity employer. UC Law SF strives to provide a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect. UC Law SF 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.

Salary Range/Hourly Rate
Salary Range: $__ – $___ / course unit, depending on experience teaching at the College.

Other Benefits and Perks
Benefits information can be found at: https://www.uclawsf.edu/human-resources/benefits/

Job Category: Education
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: San Francisco or Remote