THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW’s Clinical Program is pleased to announce that it is hiring a Director of its Environmental Justice Clinic, one of ten clinics offered at Miami Law. The position is anticipated to begin on July 1, 2023. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and no later than September 30, 2022.
The Director will have the opportunity to join the vibrant and supportive clinical community at the School of Law. The Director’s duties include teaching clinic classes, supervising students, managing cases/projects, and representing clients in litigation. The Clinic is engaged in projects and cases before local, state, and federal administrative tribunals and courts, and other domestic and international fora, as well as other forms of advocacy including fact-finding investigations, report-writing, law reform and legislative initiatives, and community organizing campaigns.
The Director will join the vibrant and supportive Miami Law clinical program, currently ranked in the top 30 on U.S. News and World Reports list of best clinical training programs. The Director will have the opportunity to articulate a vision to take the clinic’s strong foundation to the next level. The Director will run all aspects of the clinic including the teaching of clinic classes, supervising students and managing cases and projects. The position is designed for a lawyer with deep practice or clinical experience in the environmental field. The candidate should have teaching experience or a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in law school clinical teaching. The Director will have the opportunity to participate in the academic life of the law school and in relevant academic and advocacy conferences and to collaborate with the University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy and Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science (RSMAS).
Applicants should have
· At least five years of legal practice experience;
· Significant experience in environmental law;
· Teaching experience or an enthusiasm for clinical teaching, student development, and training;
· A demonstrated commitment to social justice and public service;
· Strong oral and written communication skills;
· Demonstrated organizational skills or experience managing a team of attorneys and other professionals; and
· A Florida Bar license (or willingness to sit for the Florida Bar).
Job responsibilities include:
· Develop a vision for the Environmental Justice Clinic to achieve the highest quality legal experience for students, representation for clients and contribution to the community.
· Teach the classroom component of the clinic, including developing a syllabus, designing course materials, and delivering high quality instruction.
· Handle all aspects of the Clinic’s claims and projects and supervise students to ensure the highest standards of ethical representation.
· Oversee and manage all aspects of running the Clinic’s practice.
· Contribute to the law school, legal education, the legal profession or the public good through leadership, service or publications that foster the professional development of our students or advance social justice.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is an Educator Faculty appointment at the Associate Professor of Professional Practice rank. Lateral hires at the rank of Professor of Professional Practice will also be considered. Educator Faculty have governance rights and the possibility of presumptively renewable long-term contracts. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays, and much more. For more information, please contact Chair of the Appointments Committee, at AppointmentsCommittee@law.miami.edu.
To apply for this position, please submit the following materials via the University of Miami employment portal: (1) resume/CV; (2) statement of interest, including career goals and prior experience providing legal services, teaching, and other relevant experience; (3) two recent writing samples; (4) a list of at least three references and their contact information; and (5) a complete law school transcript. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, however applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible and no later than September 30, 2022.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.