Binder Clinical Fellowship Program

The Binder Clinical Fellowship Program offers opportunities for clinical teaching and research designed to prepare the fellow to seek a permanent faculty position at a law school. The fellowship position typically has a two-year term. In the fall and spring semesters of the first year, the fellow co-teaches and acts as supervising lawyer in existing clinics. A member of UCLA's clinical faculty is the primary teacher for the courses, and mentors the fellow in UCLA's tradition of practical training grounded in theories of lawyering. During the following summer, the fellow is expected to be fully engaged with a scholarly research project. The law school provides research support and faculty mentoring on legal scholarship. In the second year, the fellow is expected to complete the research project for publication and co-teach clinical courses.  The Binder Fellow may teach in more than one clinic during their fellowship.

Past Fellows

Tendayi Achiume, UCLA
Irene Joe, UC Davis
Jyoti Nanda, Golden Gate University
Sanjukta Paul, Wayne State University
Joanna Schwartz, UCLA
Brandon Weiss, University of Missouri at Kansas City

How to Apply

UCLA Law will be hiring a Binder Fellow for 2019-2021. The posting will go live soon at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/. Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter discussing their qualifications and interests, a resume, a law school transcript, brief statements with regard to their teaching and research interests (2-3 paragraphs, each), and contact information for three references.

The posting will specify a due date for all applications.

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.