Paralegal Studies Law Instructor - Day Time Program (9 - 12:30)

UCLA Extension - Los Angeles, CA4.3

ContractEstimated: $58,000 - $76,000 a year
UCLA Extension's Legal Programs area is seeking experienced legal professionals to serve as instructors in its ABA-Approved Paralegal Training Program. The program combines understanding and analysis of substantive law with practical assignments that develop paralegal competencies. Our instructors include judges, commissioners, attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. While courses are offered for daytime (9:00 am – 12:30 pm) and evening (6:30 pm to 10:00 pm) in Westwood or Downtown Los Angeles, this posting is aimed at daytime instruction in short bursts of perhaps 6 classes on the particular subjects listed.
The program is currently accepting applications to teach the following subject areas:
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Real Property
  • Torts
  • Civil Procedure
  • E-Discovery/Legal Technology
  • Business Organizations and Securities
  • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
Specific Instructor Duties
  • Develop and/or update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director
  • Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format
  • Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform
  • Evaluate student achievement and assign grades
  • Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
  • Communicate with Program Director, Program Representatives
  • Participate in Instructor Meetings twice per year
  • Stay current regarding the legal profession and amend course materials to maintain relevance, rigor and currency
Minimum Qualifications
  • 7 or more years of experience in the legal profession
  • Subject matter expertise
  • Understanding of the practical skills paralegals need to effectively and competently contribute to a successful legal team and ability to design learning activities that develop such skills
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Passion and enthusiasm for teaching along with a commitment to continued professional growth as a teacher and professional
  • Experience working with or as a paralegal(s)
  • College-level teaching experience helpful, but not required
  • Must be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
To apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest that includes the subject areas they would like to teach, along with a resume to: with the title (ALL CAPS): DAY PROGRAM
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis as instructor openings become available. We invite submissions from individuals whose education and experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.