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 http://jobs.stanford.edu, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ).
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