The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law (LMI) is seeking a highly motivated Deputy Director with sustained experience in transactional law to join LMI’s management team. The Deputy Director will have direct responsibilities relating to a number of programs developed by LMI and the UCLA Law business law faculty including:
• Developing, teaching, and supporting experiential business law courses at UCLA Law;
• Expanding and promoting the role of the law school in entrepreneurship at UCLA and within the greater Los Angeles/Silicon Beach area;
• Arranging high-profile public events; and
• Counseling UCLA Law students interested in business law careers.
About the Lowell Milken Institute
UCLA Law is recognized as having one of the best business law programs and tax law programs in the country. Through the generosity of Lowell Milken (’73), LMI was founded in 2011 as UCLA Law’s academic center for business law and policy. LMI’s programming complements the law school’s Business Law and Policy Specialization and Tax Law and Policy Specialization. Law students who enroll in either of the business law specializations and who participate in LMI’s programming gain a strong foundation in business law and/or tax law. Through its programs and events, LMI brings to campus legal scholars, government regulators, and business law practitioners who focus on business law and tax law, including securities regulation, M&A, private equity, bankruptcy, secured transactions, real estate law, intellectual property and business litigation among other areas. LMI designs and hosts a suite of competitions for law students to learn and practice lawyering skills including drafting, negotiation and presentation. LMI also serves as a regular convenor of scholars, regulators, policymakers and practitioners to engage in the most important and cutting-edge issues in business law and tax law. Additional information about LMI can be found at https://lowellmilkeninstitute.law.ucla.edu/.
The Position of Deputy Director
LMI’s Deputy Director will play a leading role in the development, management and strategic vision of the Institute. The Deputy Director will work at the direction of, and in collaboration with, LMI’s Executive Director and its co-Faculty Directors. Working with the business law faculty and the law school’s experiential learning program, the Deputy Director will assist in curating experiential business law course offerings. The Deputy Director will identify and develop experiential courses not currently offered; and the Deputy Director will have the opportunity to develop and teach an experiential course, such as a live-client startup clinic. The Deputy Director will expand and promote LMI’s role in UCLA’s robust entrepreneurship ecosystem and entrepreneurship in the greater Los Angeles community. The Deputy Director will take a lead role in running the annual competition for the Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Prize. The Deputy Director will counsel students interested in business law on post-graduation career opportunities. Working with Institute staff and the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will identify opportunities for, organize, and promote high profile events. The Deputy Director will also participate in the design and management of the growth of the Institute and support the Executive Director and Faculty Directors as required.
The minimum requirements for this position include:
• An excellent academic record;
• A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
• If the Deputy Director teaches a live-client clinic, membership in the California Bar or the ability to become a member of the California Bar;
• At least six years’ experience in law practice, with a preference for significant experience in transactional law;
• Teaching experience or evidence suggesting strong capacity for teaching (such as training younger lawyers or presenting in CLE programs);
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Strong collaboration skills; and
• Demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills.
This is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track, academic position. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies-forms/the-call; and https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/academic-personnel-policy/index.html.)
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, February 28, 2022, but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06951 by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Finalists will later be expected to supply at least two letters of recommendation during the final vetting process.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &Affirmative Action Policy at https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.