The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for the position of Fellow in its Environmental Law Clinic (ELC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in environmental law with mentorship, and to help the attorney to launch a career in clinical teaching, environmental law, or to serve as a bridge to a career in public interest environmental law.
UCI Law enjoys a dynamic clinical program already ranked highly on nationwide surveys. The ELC is one of several core clinics at UC Irvine that meet the School of Law’s clinical requirement. The nature of the ELC’s projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, student and faculty interest, and resource availability, but projects will likely include a mix of advocacy, counseling, and policy matters in multiple fora.
The ELC Fellow will work under the direct supervision of the ELC director. Working with the Director, the ELC Fellow will mentor and work closely with students in the representation of ELC clients, and will participate in program development including community lawyering and outreach. The ELC Fellow will also have opportunities for teaching within the ELC, including assisting with the teaching of the ELC seminar.
The ELC Fellow is expected to be a vital part not only of the ELC, but also of the UCI Clinical Law Program, and the law faculty’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the ELC Fellow will receive mentoring, and can expect support in terms of career development.
The ELC Fellow will report to the Environmental Law Clinic Director and work closely with ELC students. The position is a full-time one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension for one additional year.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through September 30, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by August 11, 2017.
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The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.