Harvard Law School - Clinical Fellow - Food Law and Policy Clinic

04 Feb 2020 9:36 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring for two clinical fellow positions in its Food Law and Policy Clinic. One position will start in winter/spring 2020 and one will start in late spring/summer 2020, with some flexibility for start date depending on the chosen candidates. The Fellowship is a term appointment expected to extend 2 years from anticipated from start date, subject to performance, funding and departmental.

Reporting to the Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), the Clinical Fellow will work independently and with the Director, staff, and students on a broad range of international, federal, state, and local food policy projects. The Fellow position offers ample opportunity for professional development through working closely with leaders in the food law and policy field, developing expertise in particular issue areas, becoming familiar with a broad range of policy advocacy strategies, and educating and mentoring law students.

Founded in 2010, FLPC is the oldest law school clinic of its kind and, since then, has been at the forefront of tackling a range of issues in the field of food law and policy while creating opportunities for interested law students to engage in action-based learning to gain a deeper understanding of the complex challenges facing our current food system. 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 Fellow will play an important role in supporting FLPC's on-going and future projects. The Fellow's work will entail, but is not limited to:

• Serving as the lead attorney on one or several FLPC projects, which includes managing and directing the day-to-day project work;

• Managing client and partner relationships on the projects that the Fellow oversees;

• Working closely with students on the projects that the Fellow oversees and supporting student development in skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, time and project management, and leadership;

• Assisting with development of the classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic;

• Delivering talks and trainings to clients, partners, and policymakers at local and national conferences and events;

• Undertaking various administrative tasks within the Clinic, including event planning, communications, development, student outreach, and other tasks that arise;

• Helping to set and implement the vision for the ongoing development and success of the Clinic; and

• Performing other duties as assigned.

To apply:
A cover Letter and resumé/CV are required for all applications. An application without a cover letter will not be considered. Applicants should be prepared to submit a writing sample upon request. Please send applications and inquiries to: Laura Johnston, ljohnston@law.harvard.edu.

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.

JD required, earned within the last three years. Applicants graduating with a JD in spring 2020 may be considered for the clinical fellow position starting in late spring/summer 2020.

This position is best suited for an individual with strong interpersonal skills who is comfortable collaborating and working in teams. The ideal candidate will also exhibit strong writing and editing skills, attention to detail, time management, and creative problem solving.

Contact Us: ljohnston@law.harvard.edu



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