Adjunct Lecturer in Law – Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Gould School of Law is seeking to hire part-time instructors for the Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy program. Part-time lecturers in the program teach a section of Legal Writing and Advocacy to 1L students.  The course runs through both fall and spring semesters, so the commitment is for one academic year (fall 2024 and spring 2025).  The primary responsibilities of each instructor include teaching in-person classes, commenting on student work, and counseling students during scheduled office hours.  The classes meet at either 8 a.m., 11 a.m., or 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This is a non-benefits eligible position.

Applicants must have a JD degree, a strong academic record, and excellent writing skills. Prior teaching experience is preferred. 

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 – $9,466 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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