Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

UC-Hastings Seeks To Hire A Tax Clinic Director

Clinic Director and Visiting Assistant Professor, UC Hastings Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic:

UC-Hastings Logo 3The University of California, Hastings College of the Law (“UC Hastings Law”), located in downtown San Francisco, seeks applicants for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor to serve as Clinic Director for the newly-formed, UC Hastings Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (“the “Clinic”). This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position (lecturer) intended to support those interested in law school academic careers. Assuming successful renewal of the IRS grant, the Clinic Director position will be a two-year appointment, with possible extensions for subsequent years.

The Clinic will give free legal assistance to low-income taxpayers with active tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and provide education and outreach to taxpayers who speak English as a second language. Clients will be represented by students earning course credit for their enrollment in the Clinic, volunteer pro bono attorneys, and the Clinic Director. The Clinic Director will manage all aspects of the Clinic’s operations, including (but not limited to) conducting client intake, teaching students the relevant law and lawyering skills necessary for effective representation, placing clients with pro bono attorneys, and ensuring compliance with IRS grant requirements.

All faculty report to the Academic Dean or his designees, which in this instance are the Faculty Co-Directors of the Center on Tax Law Heather Field and Manoj Viswanathan. The Clinic Director will be given sufficient time and resources to conduct the legal research and writing necessary to be a candidate on the academic job market. The Clinic Director will be invited to participate in the regular scholarly events taking place on campus, such as our weekly faculty colloquia and junior faculty workshops.

The annual salary for the Clinic Director position is $75,000, plus benefits described in the UC Hastings Law website. Subject to availability of funds, a faculty research account will also be provided.

Candidates must have a J.D. degree, be admitted or eligible to practice law in California, and be admitted or eligible for admission to the U.S. Tax Court. Ideal candidates will have practical experience in tax law, the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, interest in pursuing a career in legal academia, and passion for supervising and mentoring law students.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and at least four professional and/or academic references to Prof. Manoj Viswanathan with "UCH LITC Clinic Director Application" in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The start date is flexible, but would ideally be Feb. 15, 2020.

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