Adjunct Lecturer in Law; Pretrial Advocacy

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Adjunct Lecturer in Law - Pretrial Advocacy

Gould School of Law Faculty Los Angeles, California

USC Gould School of Law is seeking a lecturer to teach Pretrial Advocacy (LAW 820) for the Spring 2022 semester.  This three-unit course will expose students to the tasks and skills required for pretrial practice in litigation, including motion practice, discovery, and oral argument.  This is an assignment-heavy course that requires the instructor to provide feedback on assignments and in-class exercises. 

Candidates must have a JD and at least five years of practice in litigation.  In addition, this course will be taught on campus, so instructors must be local.

USC reserves the “Adjunct” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year but, in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean.

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