Monday, February 9, 2015

Teching Fellow, Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy, UCLA School of Law


Open Feb 5, 2015 through Mar 6, 2015



The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy is dedicated to studying and advancing solutions for improving the modern food system. Covering a wide range of local, national, and global food law and policy topics and issues, the program seeks solutions in support of a food system that embodies the values of transparency, accountability, and equity that yields improved health and sustainability outcomes for all.

Leveraging our location in Los Angeles — an unrivaled global capital of diverse food cultures and consumers, in a state that grows more food than anywhere else in the world — the Program examines the ways in which the modern food system shapes consumers’ physical, economic, social and environmental health. More information about the program is available at our website:

The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy fellowship is a full-time, two year academic position. The position involves policy and legal research and writing, oversight of a pro bono referral program, as well as assisting with other projects related to the Program’s work. The Policy Fellow may also take on teaching responsibilities.

The Policy Fellow will have two primary responsibilities. The first will be to forward the Resnick Program’s mission through generation of policy-oriented publications and other products on various food law topics. The Policy Fellow will play a leading role in identifying topics for research, and in conducting research and writing. The Policy Fellow may oversee students and interns assisting with research and writing.

Second, the Policy Fellow will take the lead with development and management of a pro bono referral program to provide services to food-related small businesses and non-profits with business and transactional needs. In coordination with UCLA Law’s other experiential programs, the Policy Fellow will engage in attorney recruitment, community outreach, and client intake and referrals. The Policy Fellow will recruit and supervise law students who volunteer time to assist with intake. The Policy Fellow will also coordinate all law student pro bono activities and field placements with the experiential learning pro bono and externship programs.

The Policy Fellow will also assist the Program’s directors with projects relating to the Program’s work, including organizing conferences, workshops, public education and outreach efforts, and other events. In addition to these responsibilities, which will continue year-round, the Policy Fellow may also take on teaching responsibilities in food law topics.

• Required Qualifications
o Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school (earned within the last several years or expected in the spring of 2015).
o A strong academic record.
o Bar admission (if candidate is admitted in a state other than California, must be willing to sit for the California bar exam at the first possible sitting after being hired). If the candidate is currently a 3L, s/he must be planning to sit for the California bar in the summer of 2015.
o Excellent analytical and writing skills.
o Experience with project management.
o A strong interest in food law and policy and a commitment to the Resnick Program mission and the clinic mission.
o An interest in teaching/working with students.
• Recommended Qualifications
o Experience with policy advocacy in food policy, public health, community development, and/or environmental policy.
o An interest in legal scholarship and a record of publication of scholarly work.


Applicants should apply at Please submit online a CV, statement of interest, law school transcript, a writing sample, and contact information for three references.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Friday, March 6, 2015 or until the position is filled. Start date will be July 1, 2015. The salary is anticipated to be approximately $66,000 per year plus a competitive benefits package. Relocation to the Los Angeles area is required.

The University of California 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: The University of California seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.


More information about this recruitment:

· Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

· Statement of Interest

· Law School Transcript

· Writing Sample

· References - Contact information for three (3) references


3-5 references required (contact information only)


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