Clinical Teaching Fellowships

Clinical Teaching Fellowships at UCLA Law offer opportunities for clinical teaching and research designed to prepare fellows to seek permanent faculty positions at a law school.

Binder Clinical Teaching Fellowship

UCLA Law is not currently accepting application for the Binder Fellowship position.

The Binder Clinical Teaching Fellowship position typically has a two-year term and was created for individuals looking to make a transition from law practice into legal academia. In the first year, fellows co-teach and act as supervising lawyers in existing law clinic courses, under the guidance of clinical faculty members who mentor fellows in UCLA Law's tradition of practical training grounded in theories of lawyering. In the second year, fellows continue to co-teach clinical courses and are expected to complete a research project for publication, with research support and faculty mentoring on legal scholarship. The Binder Fellow may teach in more than one law clinic course during their fellowship.

Past Fellows

Sears Clinical Teaching Fellowship

The Sears Clinical Teaching Fellowship position was created in 2020 in partnership with the Williams Institute and has a three-year term. The fellowship offers opportunities for experiential teaching and research to prepare the fellow to seek a permanent or tenure-track experiential faculty position at a law school, or an advanced position as a public interest lawyer focused on public policy or legislative lawyering. The fellow is expected to co-teach an experiential course for at least one semester each year of the three-year fellowship. During the summer and semesters when the fellow is not teaching, the fellow will be fully engaged with research projects, with research support and faculty mentoring on legal and policy scholarship.

Current Sears Fellow

Application Process

UCLA Law will announce when a fellowship position becomes available.

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