Domestic Violence Firearm Fatality Prevention Fellow
Open January 30, 2023 through Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
The University of California, Irvine, School of Law invites applications for the position of a Domestic Violence Firearm Fatality Prevention Fellow in its Domestic Violence Clinic (DVC). By training domestic violence advocates, law enforcement, and judges on gun violence, domestic violence fatalities, and legal remedies, the fellow will directly reach professionals who regularly respond to and interact with abuse survivors and enter legal relief. The fellow will also engage in client representation and clinical supervision regarding domestic violence relief including gun surrender and relinquishment. The fellow’s efforts will contribute to greater public awareness of gun violence, domestic violence fatalities, and legal remedies. Through working with Clinic faculty and students on projects and providing relevant clinical training, this fellowship will also provide an opportunity to develop and practice the pedagogical skillsa.
About the Domestic Violence Clinic, UCI School of Law’s Clinical Program, and the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence:
The mission of the University of California, Irvine School of Law’s Domestic Violence Clinic (DVC) is to provide transformative legal representation to abuse survivors and their children while educating law students to become client-centered, culturally competent, ethical, effective, and courageous attorneys. The DVC’s holistic representation to abuse survivors includes advocacy extending to civil, criminal, immigration, appellate, and policy and community education interventions in abuse. UCI Law enjoys a dynamic clinical program, one of the highest ranked such programs nationwide. It would be expected that the DVC fellow would be a vital part not only of the DVC, but of the Clinical Program and the faculty’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the fellow would receive strong mentoring and could expect support in terms of career development, scholarship, and advocacy.
Also based out of UCI Law and directed by Professor Jane Stoever, the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) combines faculty from 21 departments and 11 schools at UCI with community partners in research, education, and clinical interventions in abuse across the lifespan.
Key responsibilities include:
1) Developing and conducting the training of judges, law enforcement, and domestic violence advocates in Orange County on gun violence, domestic violence fatalities, and legal remedies including Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs), Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs) and how to fully implement SB 320.
2) Supervising law students in the UCI Law Domestic Violence Clinic (DVC) in representing clients seeking TROs, DVROs, or GVROs and in firearm relinquishment hearings. The fellow will have support from the DVC faculty co-directors.
3) Organizing an interdisciplinary convening culminating in a Southern California conference to facilitate interagency interventions in gun violence and domestic violence and the implementation of SB 320 and related laws. The fellow will be able to utilize the publicity, listservs, and networks of the UCI DVC and the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV), and can build from the success of the UCI IEFV’s February 2020 conference, “Saving Lives Through Gun Violence Restraining Orders,” which featured leading researchers and practitioners and a gun violence survivor.
4) Presenting findings and recommendations to the relevant audiences and via media outlets.
The fellow will also have opportunities to pursue a teaching and research agenda that is consistent with the focus of the fellowship.
Nature of Position:
The fellow will report to the Domestic Violence Clinic Directors and work closely with DVC faculty and students. The fellow will also receive support from the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and be part of a community of grantees.
The position is a full-time appointment beginning upon hiring (February or March 2023) and concluding on December 31, 2023, which is the conclusion of the grant that is funding the fellowship. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and include health and other benefits.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
(1) A law degree and a record of exceptional academic and extracurricular success in law school;
(2) Relevant experience working on or studying domestic violence/intimate partner violence/family violence, gun violence, and/or fatality prevention;
(3) Excellent research, drafting, and writing abilities;
(4) Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills;
(5) Ability to think imaginatively and critically about addressing gaps in implementing relevant laws, improving interagency responses to domestic violence and gun violence, and fostering community-based responses to domestic violence;
(6) Interest in clinical teaching and supervision;
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter (Optional)
Statement of Research (Optional)
Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
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