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Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor/ Visiting Clinical Professor

Position overview

Salary range: The salary is at fifty percent efforts. The budget for this 6 month appointment is 50,000 to 75,000. The posted UC salary scales set the
minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the Table of:

Application Window

Open date: February 20, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for an appointment as a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor/Visiting Clinical Professor to teach in its Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic for one Fall semester for 2024 .

The Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology (IPAT) Clinic is a one-semester, six unit course that satisfies the Law School’s clinical course requirement for graduation. The Clinic works to protect civil liberties and support innovation in the digital age by advising and representing clients on a range of matters dealing with copyright, media, trademark, privacy, and First Amendment law, among other areas. Clients include filmmakers, journalists, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, artists, policymakers, and others. More information about the Clinic is available here:

The candidate selected would co-teach with an Adjunct Professor who will supervise students in the Clinic’s Press Freedom Project, as well as co-teach with a Lecturer who will supervise students in the Clinic’s Tech Startup practice.

The person will be appointed a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor or Clinic Professor, depending on experience. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should have at least 5-7 years of legal practice and/or teaching experience in the relevant practice area. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and be a member of a state bar. In addition, they must have demonstrated potential for excellence in clinical teaching.


Founded just over a decade ago, the UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. In keeping with this mission, the Law School has a dynamic and innovative clinical program. The cornerstone of the clinical program is a core clinical course required of every student. Students may enroll in their core clinic for additional semesters. In the years since the creation of the first core clinics, the number has grown from three to the current ten:

Ninth Circuit Appellate Litigation (ALC) Clinic
Civil Rights Litigation Clinic (CRLC)
Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic
Criminal Justice Clinic (CJC)
Domestic Violence Clinic (DVC)
Environmental Law Clinic (ELC)
Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC)
Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology (IPAT) Clinic
International Justice Clinic (IJC)
Workers, Law, and Organizing Clinic (WLOC)

Each core clinic is taught by one or more full-time faculty often joined by one or more adjunct faculty or lecturers. The Law School also currently offers the following elective clinics:

California State Tax Clinic
Consumer Law Clinic (CLC)
International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC)
Reproductive Justice Clinic (RJC)
Startup and Small Business Clinic (SSBC)

UCI Law is the newest public law school in California and has been ranked No. 7 in the country (and No. 1 in California) for practical training with an A+ grade. The Law School also ranks No. 18 for most diverse law schools with an A grade. The Law School aims to prepare students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession, combining the best of a large and renowned academic institution with a collegial, supportive, and friendly environment. For more information, visit:

Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should submit a cover letter and updated CV, a list of references and a statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity (see UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence) here:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by March 20, 2024.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Juris Doctor degree

Application Requirements

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Reference requirements
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About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA