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Lowell Milken Institute at UCLA School of Law Now Accepting Teaching Fellowship Applications

March 15, 2012

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LOS ANGELES, CA (December 23, 2011) —The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is now accepting applications for the Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship. Participate in the rich mixture of scholarly symposia, invited lectures and conferences of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy. Through this teaching fellowship, fellows will participate in UCLA School of Law’s rich interdisciplinary scholarly symposia, lectures and conferences. The fellowship is a full-time, year-round, one or two academic-year position running from approximately July 2012 through June 2013 or June 2014.

The position includes teaching classes, writing and research in the areas of business law and policy; and assisting with organizing projects such as conferences and workshops.  The unique features of this Fellowship include opportunities to develop expertise in business law and public policy; work with a faculty mentor to develop expertise in business law teaching; and completion of a published piece of research before entering the law teaching market.

Fellowship candidates must hold a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school and be committed to a career of law teaching and scholarship in the field of  business law and policy.  Applicants should have demonstrated an outstanding aptitude for independent legal research, preferably through research and/or writing as a law student or through exceptional legal experience after law school. Law Teaching Fellowship candidates must have strong academic records that will make them highly competitive for law teaching jobs.

Please read the information below if you are interested in applying for this position.

LOWELL MILKEN INSTITUTE LAW TEACHING FELLOWSHIP

Fellowship Requirements:
The Fellowship program is year-round, over one or two academic years, during which time the
Fellow will:

  • Complete at least one substantial scholarly publication and present the publication as a work-in-progress to the UCLA School of Law faculty;
  • Teach at least one class per academic year of the appointment;
  • Work closely with a faculty mentor in order to observe and participate in teaching, as well as to complete a publishable scholarly piece;
  • Assist the Institute’s Executive Director with other projects relating to the Institute’s work, including organizing conferences and other events,  research, publications, public education and outreach efforts;
  • Permit the Institute to publish any article(s) resulting from the Fellowship—as long as such publication will not interfere with the Fellow’s ability to publish such articles in a law journal; and  
  • Acknowledge the Institute’s assistance in any published work that is facilitated by the Fellowship.

Application Material and Deadlines
To apply for the 2012-2013 Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship, please submit the
following materials by March 1, 2012:

  • A cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the fellowship;
  • A current resume, including a list of published works;
  • An official law school transcript;
  • Contact information for three references, including at least one from a law school professor familiar with your scholarly potential;
  • A detailed research proposal, no longer than five single-spaced pages in length; and
  • A description of teaching interests (course abstract and plan for class or seminar preferred)  

No degree will be offered as part of the Fellowship program.

Interested candidates should submit materials as a single PDF or Word.doc file to estrada@law.ucla.edu.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks
candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a
campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

For more information about the Lowell Milken Institute For Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law, please visit law.ucla.edu.