Harvard Law School Clinical Instructor Position for Food Law and Policy Clinic

18 Jan 2019 11:31 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL’s Food Law and Policy Clinic is seeking to hire a Clinical Instructor.  

Reporting to the Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), the Clinical Instructor will work independently and with Clinic staff and students on a broad range of international, federal, state, and local food policy projects. Founded in 2010, FLPC is at the forefront of utilizing creative teaching, scholarship, and student engagement to tackle complex food law and policy issues. FLPC serves partner organizations and communities by providing guidance on cutting-edge food system challenges, while teaching law students about substantive food law and providing them with skills around problem-solving, policy development, community organizing, and systemic change. FLPC focuses its efforts on increasing access to healthy foods, supporting sustainable production and regional food systems, and reducing waste of healthy, wholesome food.

The Clinical Instructor will be an integral part of the Food Law and Policy Clinic team, providing leadership on projects, vision for future initiatives, and hands-on teaching with clinical students. The Clinical Instructor’s work will entail:

  • Developing and overseeing the work on one or several FLPC initiatives, which includes developing specific projects within the initiative and directing the project work within that initiative, managing relationships with clients and partners, staying abreast of relevant developments in the field, and developing long-term strategic goals for the initiative;
  • Supervising clinical students and training these students on lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership;
  • Assisting with development and teaching of classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic;
  • Delivering talks and trainings to clients, partners, and policymakers, and representing FLPC at local and national conferences and events;
  • Leading and supporting the administrative tasks of the Clinic, including conference and event planning, student outreach, communications, development, and other tasks that arise;
  • Working with the Director, helping to develop and implement the vision for the future success of the innovative food law and policy work conducted by FLPC.

JD Degree required, earned at least three years ago and a minimum of three years relevant experience.

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.

For additional information and to apply: http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/

Requisition # 48082BR, Clinical Instructor, Food Law and Policy Clinic


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