Paralegal Studies Instructor University of California, Riverside - Extension
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UCR Extension is the continuing and professional education division of the University of California, Riverside offering over 80 programs and certificates to domestic and international students. This is a continuous recruitment for part-time instructors to teach one or more courses in Extension's Professional Certificate in Paralegal Studies, the only American Bar Association-approved program in the Inland Empire. The Professional Certificate in Paralegal Studies resides in the Department of Professional Programs. Curriculum for this program is designed to teach adult learners' legal theory and includes practical application during an optional internship. Classes are 6-10 weeks in length and average four teaching hours per week. Courses in this program are offered synchronously online and in-person. Courses are typically scheduled in the early evenings, Monday through Friday, and occasionally on Saturdays. Please note due to COVID-19, in-person courses are not being offered at this time. All courses are currently being offered online. Courses include:
Fundamentals of Law for the Legal Professional Legal Research and Writing I & II Civil Litigation and Procedures Tort Law Ethics for the Legal Professional Contract Law Insurance Law E-Discovery for Paralegals Local Government Law for Paralegals Intellectual Property Law for Paralegal Professionals Business Law California Water Law Computer Legal Research Using LexisNexis Constitutional Law Construction Law Criminal Law for Paralegals Elder Law Employment Law Family Law Immigration and Naturalization Law and Procedure Paralegal Internship Probate Practices and Procedures Real Property Law Rules of Evidence Trial Preparation Law Office Procedures, Systems, and Technology Alternative Dispute Resolution Bankruptcy Law and Procedure The Art of Writing Persuasive Legal Motions Healthcare Law for the Legal Professional Project Management for the Paralegal Alternative Dispute Resolution for Paralegals
Responsibilities Include: * Provide instruction in accordance with the established instructional agreement, curriculum outlines and class schedules provided by University Extension. * Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies of the course. * Work in conjunction with collaborative partners and subject matter experts in order to ensure that course information is current. * Participate in scheduled orientations, meetings, and mandatory training programs by UCR's established deadlines. * Maintain timely and accurate academic records within the learning management system and submit timely and accurate documentation as outlined in the instructional agreement. * Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct.
Minimum Requirements: * Advanced degree in Law or a related field, or equivalent experience. * Five years of related work experience. * Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. * Ability to provide instruction online and in-person. * Authorization to work in the United States.
Preferred Qualifications: * Experience teaching adult learners. * Experience with curriculum development and course design. * Experience teaching online courses using Canvas. * Ability to teach a wide range of courses. * Commitment to diversity and the University's mission.
Employment Information: Instructional agreements are made on a course by course basis at the discretion of the University with no guarantee to teach future courses. This part-time position has no benefits but participates in the University of California Defined Contribution Plan. 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, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: JPF01398
About University of California, Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.