Wednesday, August 6, 2014

UC Irvine Law: Clinical Teaching Fellowship / Staff Attorney positions in environmental and land use law

The University of California, Irvine School of Law is recruiting for a joint position as (1) a Clinical Teaching Fellow/Practitioner-in-Residence in its Environmental Law Clinic, and (2) a Staff Attorney in its Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR).  Approximately a third of the position’s time will be spent on the Center’s policy activities, and about two-thirds in the Clinic.  Attached is the official job posting for reference and circulation; please distribute widely to all who may be interested.

The Clinical Teaching Fellowship is a year-round, full-time contract position designed to provide an attorney with a strong interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to develop and refine his/her teaching and advocacy skills over a two-year period. Alternatively, the Practitioner-in-Residence position is a year-round, full or part-time position that provides an experienced attorney the opportunity to work alongside the Director of the Environmental Law Clinic in the Clinic’s representation of clients in litigation and non-litigation matters. The Practitioner-in-Residence is a one-year contract position, with possibility of renewal for a second year. The Environmental Law Clinic is one of several core clinics at UC Irvine that meet the School of Law’s clinical requirement. The nature of Environmental Law Clinic’s projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, resource availability, and student and faculty interest, but can be expected to include a mix of advocacy and policy matters in multiple fora.

The Staff Attorney with CLEANR will help manage the Center’s programs. This includes a workshop roundtable series that convenes leading policymakers, practitioners, activists and researchers from the public and private sector to produce action-oriented policy papers, propose legislation, or complete important academic research. The staff attorney will supervise and edit fellow and student research and writing; communicate with participants and advisors; and organize and help facilitate dialogue sessions. The staff attorney will also help plan and organize the Center‘s other public and student programs, including semi-annual practitioner-focused conferences, periodic academic symposia and speakers, a literature and film series, and an international interdisciplinary summer institute for future sustainability leaders. The Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) strives to make UC Irvine School of Law a nationally recognized site for scholarship, education, community outreach, and public engagement on environmental, natural resources, and land use law. Early in the planning of the Law School, UC Irvine identified environmental law as a core focus. The center is a key part of that vision, building on UCI Law's strong environmental faculty, its new Environmental Law Clinic, and the University's and Law School's commitment to the interdisciplinary study of environmental problems.

Desired start date is open to negotiation, but a start date on or before September 1, 2014 is preferred. The successful candidate will be provided with the standard vacation and benefits package accorded employees of the University of California. Complete details of this position and directions for on-line applications may be accessed at: Search for job number 2014-0699

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