Assistant Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic Washington University School of Law

28 Mar 2019 10:41 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the faculty position of Assistant Director of its longstanding Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic. The Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic is one of 18 law clinics and externships offered by the law school ( The position starts by June 1, 2019, in preparation for fall classes. This position is grant funded.

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 the director or the assistant director in combination with the Clinic’s science faculty, on issues such as air and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, energy regulation, and environmental justice.

The assistant director will assist the director in overseeing all aspects of the Clinic, including the teaching and grading 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 assistant director will have primary supervisory responsibility for approximately half of the Clinic’s cases.


Candidates must be eligible to practice law in Missouri (i.e., must be a member of the Missouri bar, eligible for admission without examination pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 8.10, or eligible for admission as a law teacher without examination pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 13.06). Candidates should have 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 and searching for job opening number 43482. 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: Elizabeth Hubertz, Washington University School of Law, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1120, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899;

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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