Next review date: Friday, May 3, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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Final date: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Critical Race Studies Program at the UCLA School of Law seeks applicants for the Laura E. Gómez Teaching Fellowship on Latinx People and the Law for the 2024-2026 academic years. This position is a full-time, two-year academic fellowship with an expected start date of July 1, 2024.

This fellowship offers the opportunity to work with the world-renowned faculty affiliated with UCLA Law’s Critical Race Studies Program (CRS) in furtherance of the candidate’s eventual career in legal academia. We invite applications from J.D. holders who already possess or who envision establishing a scholarly profile in law, policy, and/or related fields such as ethnic studies, the social sciences, the humanities, and the like. An applicant’s proposed research agenda should center Latinx people in the United States, with a focus in areas such as criminal law and punishment, labor/employment law, immigration law and policy, voting and political rights, civil rights, sexuality/gender, and/or family law, to name just a few.

Established in 2000, CRS is the first law school program dedicated to incorporating Critical Race Theory (CRT) into legal scholarship and teaching, based on the understanding that achieving racial justice requires understanding the pervasive influence of race and racism on American law and society. Through their research and teaching, CRS faculty often explore these dynamics at the intersections between seemingly distinct structures, such as those between the criminal legal system and the labor market, between residential property and K-12 education, or between migration and national borders established through colonialism. UCLA Law’s diverse student body includes many first-generation college graduates and/or students from underrepresented communities, and our more than 1200 alumni include racial justice leaders in legal practice, academia, and government around the country and the globe. More information on the CRS Program can be found here.

The Laura E. Gómez Teaching Fellowship on Latinx People and the Law was established in 2024 with a generous donation by UCLA Law alumna Alicia Miñana de Lovelace in honor of Laura E. Gómez, who retired from UCLA in 2024 as the Rachel F. Moran Endowed Chair in Law. Only the second Latina to receive tenure at a top-20 U.S. law school, Professor Gómez’s research focuses on the intersection of law, racial inequality, and politics as they shape and affect Latinos in the U.S. She is best known for two books about Latinx people and the law: Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race and Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism. Gómez taught at UCLA Law from 1994-2005 and 2011-2024 and was a CRS founding faculty member. More information can be found here.

To apply for this job please visit recruit.apo.ucla.edu.