HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a clinical instructor for the Food Law and Policy Clinic.
Reporting to the Clinic Faculty Director, and working with clinic staff, the Clinical Instructor (CI) will bring experience and interest in social justice, food systems, and food justice to their work in the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC). This will include activities related to client representation, management of food policy projects, and clinical teaching of Harvard Law School students. The CI will be responsible for supervising, mentoring, and teaching students enrolled in the Clinic as they work on complex policy projects; will manage several high-profile FLPC projects, such as the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas project, which promotes better food donation policies as a solution to food loss and waste on a global scale; and, will develop and manage partnerships with external partners, coalitions, and communities in the food policy arena.
The Clinical Instructor will join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching food law and policy program that includes both independent and collaborative team work in growing areas of local, national, and global importance.
As a Clinical Instructor, you will:
- Teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students on skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership;
- Manage the portfolio of work on one or several FLPC initiatives, which includes: designing specific student projects; directing the project tasks and delegation of work; managing relationships with clients and partners; helping develop and meet relevant timelines and expectations of grants and funders; and informing long-term strategic goals;
- Develop Clinic clients and projects, relying both on the expertise and network you bring to the role as well as the Clinic's current and ongoing projects and relationships;
- Help develop and implement the vision for the future success of FLPC's innovative food law and policy work that is rooted in racial justice and health equity;
- Assist with developing and teaching of classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic;
- Deliver talks and trainings to clients, partners, and policymakers, and represent FLPC at local, national, and international conferences and events; and,
- Lead and support the administrative tasks of the Clinic, including conference and event planning, student outreach, communications, development, and other tasks that arise.
JD Degree required, earned at least three years ago and a minimum of three years relevant experience and admitted to a state bar.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
We are looking for people who have:
- Experience with teaching, mentoring, and motivating students and beginning attorneys.
- Experience working with clients, colleagues, and students of diverse backgrounds.
- Experience with or interest in food justice, law, and policy.
- Proven capacity to work as a team member in a collaborative, dynamic, team-based work environment.
- Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills.
- Strong writing, research, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience with or interest in international or comparative legal and regulatory issues.
This is a three-year term appointment with potential for renewal, subject to departmental funding and need.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
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Food Law and Policy Clinic
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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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