Monday, November 13, 2006

Harvard, anyone???

Harvard Law School is seeking to hire a Clinical Director for its Environmental Law Program.  Please find the job announcement below.   Applications must be submitted online at <> (Requisition # 28313).  Please feel free to contact with questions.  We look forward to hearing from candidates.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Environmental Law Program (ELP) addresses issues in environmental law and policy through coursework, research, legal practice, and conferences. Position involves creation of first-ever environmental law and policy clinic at Harvard Law School. Primary role will be generating, coordinating, and supervising clinical work, conducted in partnership with outside organizations. Projects will include traditional environmental litigation, but also wider range of environmentally-related work, including legislation drafting, transactional projects, compliance counseling, consultations on environmental management systems, and preparation of policy white papers. Will be expected to create partnerships with variety of institutions, including government agencies, private organizations, and non-profit environmental groups, and supervise student clinical work either through placements in partner organizations, or through collaboration with partner organizations on in-house projects. It is expected that the Clinical Director will have annual appointment as Lecturer on Law and will teach a seminar to complement students' clinical work. Reports to Faculty Director; will also have responsibilities in designing and administering other academic aspects of ELP. Term position thru 6/30/08, subject to renewal.

Required Education, Experience and Skills

JD and admission to practice law required. Must have solid intellectual grounding in domestic and international Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and related regulation; 5-10 yrs experience in environmental legal practice; strong connections to non-profit organizations, government and industry to facilitate development of clinical projects. Experience teaching, researching,  and writing for publication preferred; experience outside of the US in  addition to domestic experience is a plus. Candidates must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to teach and mentor students, and should also have proven management and administrative skills 


Additional Web Position Listing

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: The Clinical Director will direct the operation of all clinical activities of the ELP, creating and arranging placements in outside organizations and working with students during the course of their placements. The Director will also generate in-house projects through which students will collaborate with outside organizations under the director's supervision. The Director will mentor students interested in environmental law, supervise research and assist with post-graduation placements. The Director will also be expected to design and teach an academic seminar for clinical students on the topic of environmental practice. In addition, the Director will help to shape and administer non-clinical aspects of the ELP including substantive curricular development, and planning of conferences and workshops. To apply: The application process will remain open until a candidate has been selected.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, including references and any publications, as soon as possible. Applications must be submitted online. Telephone inquiries and/or emailed applications will not be accepted. Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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