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Lawyering Process Laboratory Lecturer

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The School of Law is recruiting six attorneys to serve as “laboratory instructors” in connection with a new 1L course called “Lawyering Process.” Course description as follows:

The course will introduce 1Ls to the different types of interactive lawyering skills needed for effective transactional and litigation work. Students will gain a better appreciation for the varied tasks in which different types of lawyers typically engage. Students will hone basic skills in client interviewing, counseling, and negotiation. They will learn the role that interpersonal skills play in effective lawyering and be prompted to contemplate the professional identity they wish to cultivate as a new attorney. The course will end by helping students plan how to further hone their lawyering skills and professional identity while in law school and beyond.

Candidates must have a JD degree or equivalent, and have had at least two years of practice experience in any area of law, and have no disciplinary action against them. Candidates need not be currently engaged in the practice of law. Inactive members of the bar are also eligible.

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: To receive full consideration for any openings, please submit a complete application by July 30, 2018. A complete application will include (1) Cover Letter; (2) Current Curriculum Vitae; (3) Statement of Contributions to Diversity will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested; (4) Student Evaluation Sample (Optional), If teaching has been done before, provide a copy of representative student evaluation(s); and (5) the names, addresses, including email addresses of 3 professional references.

Laboratory instructors would meet with their own class of approximately 30 first-year law students, on campus, for five two-hour sessions to engage in interactive activities relating to negotiation, client counseling, and professional development issues. Outside-of-classroom work expected to be approximately thirty hours.

Laboratory instructors will not establish the instructional content for their class -- course development will be handled by the Professor of Record for the Lawyering Process course. Laboratory instructors will participate in a 90-minute workshop before the course begins to review objectives and obtain materials from the Professor of Record.

Laboratory instructors will observe students conducting simulations and provide feedback. Instructors will lead discussions on assigned readings. Instructors will provide written feedback on short reflection papers written by their students.

Timeslots for the course will be in the mornings or early evenings, to be negotiated with successful candidates.

The five sessions will be held from January 2019 through March 2019.

Laboratory instructors will be compensated $5000 for the semester.

The UC Davis School of 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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A short (1-2 paragraph) description of qualifications and your interest in teaching this course. Please indicate what courses or workshops you have taught before, if applicable. Also indicate any experience with simulation-based or experiential learning.

  • Curriculum Vitae - An up-to-date C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Statement of Teaching - If teaching has been done, please upload sample evaluation(s).

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)