UCLA School of Law Critical Race Studies Program
Law Teaching Fellowship
The UCLA CRS Program offers a Law Teaching Fellowship to a UCLA Law School graduate interested in pursuing a career in law teaching.
The CRS Law Teaching Fellowship candidates must hold a JD or LLM degree from UCLA School of Law and:
§ be committed to a career of law teaching and scholarship;
§ possess an excellent academic record;
§ demonstrate likelihood of success as indicated by excellent academic and legal credentials that may include:
§ successful completion of independent legal research, including research and/or writing as a law student;
§ exceptional legal experience after law school;
§ hold a certification in Critical Race Studies from UCLA School of Law, which may be waived in exceptional circumstances.
The CRS Fellowship Program lasts two 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;
§ be prepared to go on the academic job market in the fall of the Fellowship’s second year;
§ teach one course within the CRS curriculum each year of the Fellowship;
§ assist with the CRS Program’s research-related events, such as the CRS Symposium, when asked by the CRS Program faculty;
§ permit the CRS Program to include any article(s) resulting from the fellowship in a CRS working paper series;
§ acknowledge the CRS Fellowship Program’s assistance in any published work that is facilitated by the Fellowship, in a format approved by the CRS Program Faculty.
Terms of the Fellowship:
The Fellowship offers a salary of $60,000 per year and full benefits.
Benefits of the Fellowship:
The unique features of this fellowship include the opportunity to:
§ develop academic expertise in critical race theory and law teaching;
§ work closely with a CRS faculty mentor;
§ participate in the CRS Program’s rich interdisciplinary scholarly symposia, lectures, and conferences;
§ complete at least one published article before entering the law teaching market;
§ engage in classroom teaching, with constructive pedagogical feedback;
§ obtain faculty recommendations for law teaching jobs;
§ receive detailed, expert advice on how to secure a law teaching job.
The CRS Program is currently accepting applications for the next teaching term, starting July 1, 2014.
Completed applications will be due on April 1, 2014.
§ cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the Fellowship;
§ academic resume;
§ law school transcript;
§ 2 letters of recommendation, including one from a law school professor familiar with your scholarly potential;
§ reprints of all published works and copies of all works-in-progress;
§ detailed research proposal, no longer than 5 single-spaced pages in length.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are interested in more information and would like to attend (in person or via webcast) a workshop on the fellowship application process in January, please submit your name and contact information here by January 5, 2014.
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.
The mission of CRS at UCLA is to think new ideas, teach future scholars and leaders and transform racial justice advocacy.