GEORGETOWN LAW seeks applications for a tenure-track lateral or entry-level faculty to direct the Environmental Law & Justice Clinic (IPR) starting during the 2021-22 academic year.
The Environmental Law & Justice Clinic at the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) is a public interest law firm and clinical education program founded at Georgetown Law in 1971. Currently, the Clinic focuses in the areas of environmental law and environmental justice, covering a wide range of issues, including air and water pollution, hazardous waste disposal, renewable energy, wildlife protection, resource extraction, food law, and Indian tribal matters. Recent examples include filing an amicus brief on behalf of 24 environmental law professors in the Fifth Circuit arguing that the Endangered Species Act’s protections for endangered intrastate species are valid under the Commerce Clause and litigating a Clean Water Act enforcement suit to compel a coal-fired power plant to comply with pollution limits in its NPDES permit.
The Clinic gives students the opportunity to engage in complex, cutting-edge litigation before appellate courts and administrative agencies in matters that have a significant impact on issues of broad public importance. The clinic is a significant time commitment for students (32 hrs./week) for which they receive 12 credits and participate in a weekly seminar taught by the director and fellows. In keeping with the Clinic’s track record of covering a wide range of issues and engaging in litigation, administrative rulemaking, and legislative advocacy, the new faculty director will have the opportunity to shape both the nature of clinical work students undertake as well as the substantive contents of the seminars. In short, we seek an intellectually diverse range of candidates who will articulate and implement a creative vision of the future of environmental law and environmental justice.
Georgetown Law has operated its top-ranked clinical program for more than 50 years. Through this program, students learn the practical art of lawyering while providing quality legal representation to under-represented individuals and organizations.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, and a scholarly agenda to Professor Aderson François c/o Maria Islam, Office Manager for the Civil Rights Clinic, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Georgetown Law has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.