Case Western - Staff Attorney / Instructor - Environmental Law

09 Aug 2021 4:07 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for an Environmental Law staff attorney/instructor position beginning October 2021. This is a 12-month contract, untenured position contingent on endowment funding. We seek candidates with distinguished academic records, extensive practice experience, and experience teaching in a law school setting. Successful candidates should have experience in environmental litigation, natural resources law, environmental health law, and/or related areas.  A strong legal research background and training is required.  In addition, the candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching law students in a clinical setting.  
The goal of the environmental law clinic program is to create opportunities for students to develop foundational skills and experience in both transactions and litigation.  The environmental law clinic staff attorney’s key responsibilities will involve identifying the clinic’s clients and cases, supervision of all case work and teaching in weekly classroom seminars. In addition, the attorney may also be asked to teach doctrinal classes in the environmental/regulatory law areas.  
The Staff Attorney/Instructor will join the Kramer Law Clinic Center faculty as a member of our working law firm.  The candidate will report to and work with the Director of the Law Clinic in collaboration with the Director of the Burke Environmental Law Center.   Candidates must have a JD from an accredited law school, be licensed to practice in Ohio, and have a minimum of five (5) years practice experience, including supervision of junior attorneys (teaching experience can substitute for supervisory experience).  Preference will be given to those who have significant law practice experience and law school teaching experience. This is a limited term endowment-funded position for a one-year term renewable for two additional one-year terms and possibly longer if funding remains available.
Applicants are also asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of teaching experience, and the contact information for three professional references to in one PDF file.  Further information about the law school is available at


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