Suffolk University Law School - Visiting Clinical Professor – Environmental Law Clinic

04 Aug 2022 1:35 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL’s nationally ranked Clinical Programs welcomes applications for a Visiting Clinical Professor at any faculty rank to launch a new Environmental Law Clinic during the 2023-24 academic year.  The Environmental Law Clinic (ELC) would be one of two new clinics for the 2023-24 school year, bringing to 14 the number of in-house clinics designed to meet growing student demand. The visitor will supervise, mentor, and advise clinical students in their case and project work and teach the related clinical seminar. The Visitor may teach a non-clinical course in a related subject area, but this is not a requirement.

Position Description:

The visitor would design, launch, and direct Suffolk’s new ELC. The ELC would be a full-year clinic offered for 10 credits (5 credits/semester) serving students in their last 2 years of law school. Students enrolled in the ELC would work on a variety of environmental law matters, potentially including administrative matters at the state and federal levels, litigation, and policy and advocacy projects. We envision the visitor will establish a “hybrid” style Clinic in which students will partner with local and national law offices and agencies that perform legal work, and that students will benefit from the joint supervision by the visitor and on-site supervisors. The clinic would partner with private firms, non-profit organizations, as well as governmental agencies. Students may also engage in in-house project-based work. The design and docket of the ELC will be determined in part by the visitor’s expertise and interests, in consultation with the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning.


  • Eligible candidates must possess a JD and be admitted, or willing and qualified to seek admission, to the Massachusetts Bar.
  • Successful candidates will have at least five (5) years of legal experience in one or more areas of environtmantal law.
  • Experience in clinical teaching and/or experience supervising or mentoring new attorneys is preferred.
  • A record of and/or demonstrated interest in intellectual engagement with the subject matter is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, clients, and other stakeholders is strongly preferred.

Hours and Duration: This position will begin July 1, 2023, and will be a full-time, 1-year appointment.

Required Application Documents:          

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

List of References

Teaching Evaluations (if applicable)

Research Agenda (if applicable)                        

Candidates are encouraged to submit applications via Jobvite here. Candidates should not send duplicate materials to the Chairs of the Clinical Committee.

Equal Opportunity: Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or other settings.

Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service and/or experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. For more information on Suffolk Law’s commitment to diversity, please see


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