Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Environmental Studies Position in Energy Policy

Environmental Studies Position in Energy Policy
St. Lawrence University seeks a qualified candidate for a one year visiting position in environmental studies at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will be an individual broadly trained in environmental studies and whose specific academic interest is energy policy. This person will teach three courses per semester, which will include Introduction to Environmental Studies as well as a seminar in energy policy and/or a practicum in alternative energy. The environmental studies department also has an Ecological Sustainability Landscape located adjacent to campus with a house that can be used as a laboratory and that is, in part, powered by a 1.8 KW photovoltaic solar electric system tied into the local power grid. In addition to the course about energy, the candidate may also teach other upper level environmental studies seminars that compliment the broadly interdisciplinary program in place at St. Lawrence. Ph.D. is preferred; ABD will be considered. Review of applications begins 15 January 2005.
St. Lawrence University, chartered in 1856, is the oldest continuously coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State. An independent, private university firmly committed to undergraduate liberal arts education and cross-cultural opportunities, St. Lawrence University offers a unique learning environment. The University’s 2000 students come from most of the U.S. and more than two dozen other countries. Canton, the St. Lawrence River valley, the nearby Adirondack State Park, and the cities of Ottawa and Montreal provide the University community with many social, cultural, and outdoor recreation activities.
A letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts, brief descriptions of two upper level courses, and names and contact information for 3 references should be sent to:

Alan M. Schwartz
Chair, Environmental Studies Search
Environmental Studies Department
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617

Stanford Law Schol Env. Law Clinic Clinical Teaching Fellowship

Stanford Law School Environmental Law Clinic

Clinical Teaching Fellowship
Start Date: August 2007
(Full-time; 2 years)

The Stanford Legal Clinic invites applicants for a clinical teaching fellowship in the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic (“ELC”). The fellow will have the opportunity to be part of the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and other fellows, the fellow will represent clients and supervise and train law students who are representing clients. The ELC is one of nine programs that make up the Stanford Legal Clinic.

The fellow will work with the clinic director on environmental and natural resource cases representing non-profit conservation organizations and institutions. The ELC’s work focuses primarily on the protection of marine resources, endangered species, water quality, and public lands. Students working in the clinic help to investigate cases, develop strategies, advise clients, work with scientific experts, build and review administrative records, draft briefs, and present oral arguments. The ELC also is expanding its present docket to include additional policy and legislative work. The fellow will have substantial responsibility for the litigation of clinic cases in state and federal court and before administrative agencies and will help supervise Stanford Law School students enrolled in the clinic.
Applicants for the fellowship in the ELC must have practice experience in the environmental law area or a demonstrated interest in the field plus other relevant litigation experience (student practitioner in a clinical program, judicial law clerk, etc.).

This fellowship will allow a lawyer to spend two years honing skills in public-interest lawyering and clinical teaching, with the expectation that at the end of the two-year-program, the fellow will be well-situated to secure a position in one of those fields. Fellows in the clinic are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Stanford faculty at large. Fellows are invited to attend the weekly faculty workshops at which scholars from within Stanford and from throughout the world present works in progress. Fellows will also participate in workshops geared toward clinical teaching in particular. Given the full-time demands of the work supervising students and representing clients, however, fellows should not expect to have time during working hours to engage in their own independent scholarly research and writing.

Applicants must have demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering and must possess strong academic credentials. Successful teaching and student supervision experience or the demonstrated potential for such teaching and supervision are desirable. The salary is based on a formula that is competitive with other public-interest fellowships­setting compensation based on years of legal experience.

Completed applications are due by December 29, 2006.

Applicants should submit resumes through, referencing job number 23117.

Additionally, the following materials should be sent to Professor Lawrence C. Marshall, Director of Clinical Education, Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California, 94305-8610 (this set can also be sent electronically to Professor Marshall through the Clinic’s Administrative Manager at ).

A short statement (no more than 750 words) describing: (1) prior experience in providing legal services; (2) other relevant experience; (3) aspirations for future public interest and/or clinical legal education work; and (4) information relevant to the applicant’s potential for clinical supervision and teaching;
Writing sample (10 – 15 pages);
List of at least three references; and
Law school transcript.

Stanford Law School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other prohibited category. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

Meg Caldwell, J.D.
Senior Lecturer and Director,
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
and Policy Program
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way, Room 243
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
phone: 650/723-4057
fax: 650/725-2190

NRDC Senior Attorney Opening in LA

NRDC is hiring a senior attorney to run its Southern California Air
Quality Project. This is a rare opportunity.

Natural Resources Defense Council
Job Announcement

Senior Attorney
Santa Monica Office

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit national environmental advocacy organization with more than 1.2 million members and online activists. We have offices in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles and Beijing. Our staff of nearly 300 includes attorneys, scientists, policy analysts and educators working to protect the environment and public health through advocacy and education.

The Urban Program treats cities as environments in need of as much attention as our forests, oceans and wilderness areas. Currently, the Urban Program focuses on issues of Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act enforcement, transportation, urban planning, environmental justice, endangered species protection, coastal protection, and marine mammal protection.

Position Summary:
NRDC seeks a Senior Attorney for its Santa Monica office. The Senior Attorney will direct the Southern California Air Quality Project and lead a team of attorneys and staff engaged in local and state clean air advocacy. Specifically, the attorney will work in the areas of clean air, air toxics, and environmental justice through litigation, administrative advocacy, policy analysis, and legislative advocacy. The attorney will also play an important role in NRDC’s strategic development, both in Southern California and nationally.

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
• JD required
• Minimum of ten years professional experience as an attorney, including extensive litigation and managerial experience, superior academic credentials, and excellent written and oral communications skills.
• Demonstrated interest in environmental protection is preferred.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to supervise other attorneys and staff while working as a member of a team to build upon the strengths of the program.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment and are committed to workplace diversity. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. Applicants should email cover letter, resume and writing sample no later than December 8, 2006 to In your correspondence, please indicate where you saw this job announcement. No phone calls or faxes, please.

NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further information about NRDC, please visit