09 Oct 2018 1:24 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the faculty position of Director of its longstanding Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic. The Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic is one of 18 law clinics and externships offered by the law school (http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=6898). The new director will assume the position in summer 2019 in preparation for fall classes.

The Clinic represents non-profit organizations, community groups, and individuals pursuing legal action and other forms of advocacy to protect the environment and community health. Its unique interdisciplinary focus enables it to provide both legal and technical assistance to clients through law students and undergraduate and graduate non-law students from other university schools. Students work in interdisciplinary teams, overseen by a Clinic lawyer and environmental engineer or scientist, on issues such as air and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, energy regulation, and environmental justice.

The director will oversee all aspects of the Clinic, including the teaching of students (through one-on-one tutorials and a weekly seminar), supervision of and responsibility for student casework, identification and selection of clients and matters, grant writing and administration, and day-to-day program administration. The director will also teach non-clinic courses and assist other law school programs.


Candidates must be eligible to practice law in Missouri (i.e., must be a member of the Missouri bar or eligible for admission as a law teacher without examination pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 13.06). Candidates should have environmental law and litigation experience, outstanding legal research and writing skills, and promise as a teacher and mentor for law students.

Application Process

Applicants must complete an online application by navigating to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and searching for job opening number 41821.

In addition to completing the online application, applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, references, and brief description of the candidate’s interest and qualifications to: Professor Robert Kuehn, Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Washington University School of Law, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1120, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899; rkuehn@wustl.edu.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


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