Harvard Law School - Clinic Instructor - Food Law and Policy Clinic

16 Sep 2022 8:42 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is seeking a clinic Instructor for its Food Law and Policy Clinic.

Job description and how to apply follows:

Reporting to the Clinic Faculty Director, and working with clinic staff, the Clinical Instructor (CI) will bring experience and interest in food justice, food systems, and social justice to their work in the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC). This will include activities related to clinical teaching of Harvard Law School students, management of food policy projects, and policy client representation. 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 on topics including food loss and waste and food access and security; 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 teamwork in growing areas of local, national, and global importance.  

Position Description

As a Clinical Instructor, you will: 

·        Teach, mentor, supervise, and evaluate 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. 

·        Lead and support the administrative tasks of the Clinic, including conference and event planning, student outreach, communications, development, and other tasks that arise. 

Basic Qualifications
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. 

Additional Information

This is a three-year term appointment with potential for renewal, subject to departmental funding and need. 

We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions. 

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. 
Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it,  Harvard Law School 
is a place where you can thrive. 

Job Function

Faculty & Student Services, General Administration


USA - MA - Cambridge


Food Law and Policy Clinic

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement

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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