Position Overview: A reasonable estimate for this position is $119,672-$147,181
The University of California, Davis, School of Law seeks a Director for its Aoki Water Justice Clinic: Small Farmer Assistance Project. Pursuant to a grant from the Water Foundation and funding from the Department of Water Resources, the Clinic will provide technical legal assistance to underrepresented communities related to the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act ('SGMA'). In addition to meeting the pressing needs of these communities, the Clinic will provide valuable training and experience for King Hall law students and help create a pipeline of trained and experienced California water attorneys. Specific activities and functions the Director will undertake in collaboration with the Community Alliance with Family Farmers on behalf of the Clinic include, but are not limited to:
(1) assess the risks, barriers, and opportunities for small farmers with respect to SGMA's implementation;
(2) develop outreach and engagement materials;
(3) identify technical assistance approaches to assist small farmers in participating in planning processes in Groundwater Sustainability Agencies and in the adjudication of Groundwater Sustainability Plans ('GSPs');
(4) supervise and direct law students to provide high-quality legal services (including advising and counseling clients, conducting legal research, and drafting guidance memoranda and court pleadings).
(5) provide legal assistance to small farmers in the implementation of GSPs and associated groundwater adjudications in prioritized basins.
(6) supervise a paralegal hired by the Clinic;
(7) teach and assist in the development of the curriculum as part of the classroom component of the Clinic;
(8) supervise and collaborate with administrative staff to effectively manage grant reporting requirements related to the project; and
(9) serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Clinic and its mission;
This is a full-time year-to-year non-tenure-track lecturer appointment with a possibility of a continuing appointment after the sixth year of appointment.
To ensure review of your application, please submit all materials by November 15, 2023, although we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as possible.
Unit 18 Lecturers are governed under a collective bargaining agreement (American Federation of Teachers (AFT) - Non-Senate Instructional Unit). Under this contract, once a lecturer accumulates enough quarters of service, the lecturer can be reviewed for a Continuing Lecturer position. For more information about this contract, visit http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html.
The School of Law is interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of teaching excellence and professional activities, and to the development of a campus that supports equality and diversity. 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 http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.