Supervisor, Homeless Advocacy Clinic, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions

The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law invites applications for a full-time, year-round clinical faculty position in a newly established Homeless Advocacy Clinic, for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Clinic will provide civil legal services for Social Security disability benefits, expungement of criminal records, reductions in fines and fees, child support modification, driver’s license reinstatement, and other additional needs.
Primary responsibility will be to supervise and assist students with direct client representation, case management, development of forms and procedures, client interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, and oral and written advocacy.

Additional responsibilities will be to develop and teach a seminar for law students enrolled in the Homeless Advocacy Clinic and develop and maintain community partners and referrals.

Pacific McGeorge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. The McGeorge faculty unanimously committed itself to undertake the work to transform itself into an anti-racist law school. Thus, applicants who share that vision and particularly those who would enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of the faculty are urged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Admission to the California Bar or qualification under California Rules of Court 9.45 as a registered legal aid attorney. The person must have at least three years of experience in directly relevant practice areas (public interest law, public benefits law, administrative law, or litigation); excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience supervising law students, law student interns, paralegals, or junior lawyers in clinical legal education or professional settings. Commitment to the vision, mission and core values of the law school; excellent interpersonal skills; technological competence.
The position initially is for a full academic year, with consideration for renewal for additional academic years as an ABA 405 © compliant lawyering skills position. The preferred start date is April 1, 2021. The date is negotiable but can be no later than July 1, 2021. For fullest consideration, apply by January 22, 2020.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Some lifting of materials (20 lbs. or less)
  • Bending, stretching, reaching required
  • Sitting for long periods of time

To Apply

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Interested candidates should contact, Professor Ederlina Co, at and Professor Brian Slocum, at, Co-Chairs of the Faculty Appointments Committee, by January 22, 2020. Please upload a list of at least three references with contact information in “Other Documents.” Contact email:

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.



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