U.C. Davis School of Law -- Director -- Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic

12 Jul 2013 4:07 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

The University of California, Davis School of Law seeks a director for its Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic.  The FPLAC is a live-client legal clinic that represents survivors of domestic violence or abuse with their family and protection cases.  The director of the clinic will supervise students in direct legal representation, community outreach efforts, and policy work around domestic violence issues.   Typical cases involve protection orders, and related divorce and custody issues.  The clinic is part of the U.C. Davis clinical program, whose mission is to provide live-client experiential learning opportunities to second and third year students at U.C. Davis School of Law.   The U.C. Davis clinical program includes, in addition to the FPLAC, the Immigration Legal Clinic, the Civil Rights Clinic, the Prison Law Clinic, and the California Supreme Court Clinic.  The clinic director will be responsible for choosing and supervising cases that allow for the development of interviewing, counseling, negotiation, drafting, research, trial advocacy skills and related practice skills.


This is a full-time year-to-year non-tenure-track lecturer appointment with a possibility of a continuing appointment after the sixth year of appointment.  We seek candidates with an interest in clinical teaching and previous experience working with low-income communities. At least three years’ clinical experience and/or related practical experience, or experience at the intersection of family and immigration law preferred.  Spanish language skills desired.   Salary is commensurate with experience.  Must be a member of a state bar for at least two years.  Must be willing to take the California Bar within the first year of hiring, if not already a member.   Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, list of references, and a resume to:

Brigid Jimenez

U.C. Davis School of Law

400 Mrak Hall Dr.

Davis, CA 95616



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