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Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills/Visiting Professor of Lawyering Skills

Position overview

Salary range: The budget for this twelve-month appointment is 150,000 to 175,000. The posted UC salary scales is set at the minimum pay is determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the Table at:

Application Window

Open date: March 11, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 12, 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 a Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills/Visiting Professor of Lawyering Skills for the 2024-2025 school year. (We strongly prefer full-year visitors, but we will consider applications for one semester.) Lawyering Skills is a two-semester, six-unit course that satisfies the Law School’s 1L experiential course requirement for graduation, described below. Over the course of the year, the Visiting Professor of Lawyering Skills would teach the following three courses:

Lawyering Skills I- In the fall semester, the focus is teaching skills that all lawyers use, such as fact investigation, interviewing, legal analysis and communication, and extensive legal research.

Lawyering Skills II- In the spring semester of this two-semester course, the focus is on more advanced legal analysis and communication skills with particular attention on written and oral advocacy, and negotiation. Over the course of the two semesters, all students will have gained experience in a legal clinic setting, where they will conduct intake interviews of actual clients of local public interest organizations. Legal research will continue to be emphasized.

Upper-Level Skills Courses- UCI Law offers a wide variety of upper-level courses designed to prepare students to practice law at the highest levels of the legal profession. Examples of courses visitors have taught in the past include Appellate Advocacy, Litigation Skills & Strategy, and Race & the Law. The decision for an upper division course will be made in consultation with Vice Dean Trilby Robinson-Dorn.

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. UCI Law offers a distinct, innovative approach to legal education that features experiential learning and interdisciplinary studies. Committed to values of public service, excellence in scholarship and teaching, and fostering a diverse, inclusive community, UCI Law is home to distinguished faculty and passionate, talented, and socially conscious students. For more information about UCI Law, visit:

Feedback on instructional performance in law-related courses over the past few years, including assessments for legal writing and lawyering skills, along with evaluations for a potential upper-level course, may be sought during the evaluation process. Questions about the position or the UCI Lawyering Skills program can be directed to Ezra Ross at or Cindy Archer at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Juris Doctor degree

Application 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