Clinical Teaching Fellow

  • Fellowship
  • Berkeley, CA
  • September 30, 2021

Website SamuelsonClinic Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic - Berkeley School of Law

Training @berkeleylaw students on tech and public interest law.


Position title: Clinical Teaching Fellow

Salary range: $72,892
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: One fellow will begin January 3, 2022 and the other fellow will begin July 1, 2022
Position duration: Two years with the possibility of renewal for an additional year


Open date: August 18th, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 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.


The Berkeley Law Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic) seeks applications for two Clinical Teaching Fellows.The position is designed for recent JD graduates (1-3 years of post-graduate experience) who are considering a career in the Clinic’s substantive practice area and/or law school clinical teaching. Under the supervision of the clinic directors, the teaching fellow’s general responsibilities include assisting in student supervision, client representation, and with the clinical companion seminar.The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic trains the next generation of lawyers to advance the public interest in a digital age marked by rapid technological change. We focus our work on three main areas: protecting civil liberties, ensuring a fair criminal justice system, and promoting balanced intellectual property laws and access to information. We look for strategic opportunities in litigation, regulatory and legislative processes, and policy analysis.

The Samuelson Clinic is committed to building an equitable and inclusive faculty and staff to teach and work in a multicultural learning environment. The law school supports the professional development of fellows by offering workshops on matters related to clinical pedagogy and through close mentoring of their work. The school also provides support for fellows to attend conferences that advance their professional development goals and interests.

Under the supervision of the Samuelson Clinic directors, the teaching fellow will perform the following duties:

Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (85%)
• Assist in the training and supervision of clinical students on their cases and projects
• Assist with the Samuelson Clinic companion seminar
• Participate in ongoing advocacy efforts, including travel and offsite meetings as needed
• Assist in the identification and scoping of new cases and projects for the Samuelson Clinic
• Help manage Samuelson Clinic’s work during the summer period

Administrative Duties (10%)
• Help organize programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops, and speaker series
• Assist in media relations and development, including speaking at public events and with the press
• Assist in outreach and education events to promote the Samuelson Clinic to prospective students and stakeholders
• Participate in professional development, training, and networking activities

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
• Perform other duties as needed

UC Field Work Supervisors are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers – Unit 18. Additional materials may be requested of applicants.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Candidates must hold a J.D. degree, or equivalent international degree, at the time of application

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• Admission to practice law in at least one state (California Bar not required, but must be willing to apply for admission)

Preferred qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
• Excellent analytical, communication, organizational, and planning skills
• Willingness to work on the Samuelson Clinic full range of cases and projects
• Career intention to practice in public interest, public sector, and/or clinical setting
• Substantive knowledge and experience in one or more relevant Clinic subjects (e.g., civil liberties, criminal justice policy, criminal law, intellectual property, telecommunications)
• Experience in clinical teaching or as a clinical law student
• Experience working with diverse communities, clients and other stakeholders


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Legal Advocacy Writing Sample – A sample of written legal work no longer than 12 pages
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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