Adjunct Lecturer in Law – Law and the Fundamentals of AI – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

LAW 552 – Law and the Fundamentals of AI (2 units)

Law and the Fundamentals of AI is designed to provide law students with a robust understanding of artificial intelligence (AI), emphasizing its relevance and applications in the legal domain. This course will delve into the foundational concepts of AI, equipping students with the necessary vocabulary and knowledge to understand AI’s applications and limitations. While the course will focus primarily on generative AI, it will discuss a variety of AI tools and concepts, tracing AI’s evolution from its conception to the latest developments in generative AI. Through this journey, students will gain insights into how these developments are reshaping the legal landscape, the emergent legal challenges, and the broader societal implications of generative AI. The course will also provide a glimpse into the future of AI and the future of an AI-augmented legal world.

Candidates must have a JD and at least five years of practical experience, including experience in the course subject matter. Teaching experience is preferred. In addition, this course will be taught on campus, so instructors must be local.

USC reserves the “Adjunct” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year but, in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean.

The base salary range for this position is $2,304 – $5,000 per semester. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the number of units per course, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity, and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law. Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles is influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.

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