Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Position: Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper (Deadline: September 5, 2013)

Here is a great opportunity via a message from Tina Meyers at the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper. She's leaving her position in September is sharing the availability of the position, as described below (and at this webpate: )

She also mentions that "in case folks want some additional information, here is an article that my alma mater did on me and my current position: "  In case of questions, feel free to contact Tina Meyers directly at

Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper
Blue Water Baltimore is currently hiring a Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper. Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper  is a program of Blue Water Baltimore and  a member program of Waterkeeper Alliance.  The Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper serves as the voice of the Patapsco River.  Part scientist, teacher, and law officer, every Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper program combines firsthand knowledge of the waterway with an unwavering commitment to the rights of their community and to the rule of law.  Whether they are on the water tracking down polluters, in a courtroom advocating for stronger enforcement of environmental laws, rallying community support in town meetings, or in a classroom educating young people, Waterkeepers speak for the waters they defend.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter by September 5th to

Program Overview
Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER (BHWK) is a program of Blue Water Baltimore 
(BWB), a member program of Waterkeeper Alliance. The WATERKEEPER serves as 
the voice of the Patapsco River. Part scientist, teacher, and law officer, every 
WATERKEEPER program combines firsthand knowledge of the waterway with an 
unwavering commitment to the rights of their community and to the rule of law. Whether 
they are on the water tracking down polluters, in a courtroom advocating for stronger 
enforcement of environmental laws, rallying community support in town meetings, or in 
a classroom educating young people, Waterkeepers speak for the waters they defend. 

Currently, the WATERKEEPER program is a two person program, staffed with a 
Waterkeeper/Legal Director and a Water Quality/Field Manager. 

Program Components
1. Investigator: conduct patrols of the River (via water, air, car…), investigate, 
report, track, and follow up on pollution incidents. Respond to reporting hotline. 
2. Scientist: conduct monitoring of river and stream water-quality. 
3. Advocate: review enforcement of existing laws to protect the waterways; 
advocate for stronger laws/ regulations/ permits to protect the waterways. This 
includes, but is not limited to: 
a. Review permit (and other) compliance 
b. Comment on new or updated permits and regulations 
c. Attend public meetings 
d. Provide written or oral testimony in legislative matters 
4. Enforcer: compile facts to support enforcement actions where appropriate; 
manage enforcement action with outside counsel, Board of Directors/Litigation 
5. Outreach: talk to the public about their right to clean water, the work of the 
WATERKEEPER program, and what citizens can do to protect their rights and 
protect clean water. 
6. Grant Writing & Management: explore new grant and other fundraising 
opportunities, draft & manage grants related to WATERKEEPER programs, 
interact with WATERKEEPER funders, plan WATERKEEPER events. 
7. Represent BWB for business meetings and presentations as appropriate. 
8. Participate in national and regional affiliations: BHWK is a member of: (1) 
Waterkeeper Alliance (WKA), the licensing organization for all Waterkeepers, 
and (2) Waterkeepers Chesapeake (WKC), a coalition of Waterkeeper 
organizations in the Chesapeake region. Participation in these groups requires 
attendance of WKA and WKC annual meetings; participate on listserv, 
conference calls, and regional efforts. 

Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper: Job Description
At Blue Water Baltimore, the Waterkeeper is a member of the Senior Management Team 
and is responsible for managing the Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER program. The 
Waterkeeper reports to the Executive Director and staffs the Board of Directors’ 
Litigation & Advocacy Committee. 

1. Demonstrated passion and commitment for preserving the environment. 
2. Bachelors or advanced degree from an accredited college or university. Law 
degree preferred. 
3. Minimum of 5 years of experience and background with water-quality and 
advocacy issues (experience in urban area preferred). 
4. Strong understanding of legal and regulatory framework surrounding water issues. 
5. Familiarity with Waterkeeper model and movement preferred. 
6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
a. The ability to understand and translate information for all audiences; 
clarity, crispness and effectiveness in written and oral presentation. 
b. Must be an engaging public speaker. 
7. A demonstrated ability to interact effectively with lawmakers and elected 
8. A working style that is organized. 
9. Ability to think creatively and strategically. 
10. Ability to work effectively independently and within a “team” environment; 
develop open communication with the Executive Director, staff, Board 
committees, donors, volunteers, partners, and others. 
11. Boating experience preferred, but not required. 
12. Proficient in the use of MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and 

Working Environment
The position is located at the office of the Blue Water Baltimore, at 3545 Belair Rd. 
Computers, work space and communication equipment is furnished. 

Salary and Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Health and retirement benefits available. 

Application Process
Please send inquiries, C.V., and desired salary range by September 5th, 2013 to: 

Thursday, August 08, 2013

2014 Summer Internship: Center for Ocean Solutions (Deadline: Oct 15, 2013)

Our academic has not yet started, however, here's first ad for internships for next year (2014) summer.

Center for Ocean Solutions Summer Legal Internship Program

ABOUT THE CENTER: The Center for Ocean Solutions (COS), a collaboration of Stanford University (through Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, is seeking summer Legal Interns for ten-week positions starting in May or June 2014. The Center’s mission is to solve major problems facing the ocean and prepare the leaders who take on these challenges. The Center’s focal areas include the following:

 Climate change and the oceans, including ocean acidification and climate change adaptation;
 Ecosystem health and ecosystem services, including comprehensive coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP);
 Land-sea interactions, including land-based pollutant impacts on coastal water quality;
 Marine fisheries education and leadership training;
 Graduate education, including the design of courses and skills trainings for Monterey Bay-area ocean-focused graduate students; and
 Education and trainings for policy makers and resource managers.

POSITION: The Legal Intern will work primarily on research and writing projects within the Center’s ecosystem health, climate change, and land-sea interaction initiatives. Legal aspects of this work are likely to include environmental, public lands, administrative, and/or international law. Policy aspects of this work are likely to include monitoring and analysis of key state, federal, and international ocean governance and policy-making activities. Examples of recent Legal Intern projects include:

 Researching the state of law of cumulative impact assessment under federal and state statutes;
 Facilitating the use of science-based indicators and thresholds in management under existing statutory and regulatory frameworks;
 Identifying policy and education opportunities to manage vectors of marine invasive species in California state waters;
 Researching the impacts of relevant Executive Orders and their funding histories as points of comparison to the recently issued Executive Order on National Ocean Policy;
 Reviewing U.S. state and local climate change adaptation strategies to inform coastal decision makers in the Monterey Bay area;
 Assessing the interpretation of optimum yield in various natural resource areas to inform federal Fishery Management Council members’ thinking about optimum yield under the Magnuson-Stevens Act;
 Reviewing state laws for opportunities to expand decision making through an ecosystem services lens;
 Assessing implications for ocean and coastal management by examining successes and failures in the implementation of U.S. public lands management statutes; and
 Identifying legal tools for addressing local causes of ocean acidification.

The Legal Intern will be supervised by COS legal staff and will participate in team meetings and staff meetings. The Legal Intern will also be given work space in a COS office. COS has one office on Stanford’s main campus (where most legal staff are housed) and one office in Monterey, California.

The Legal Intern will be expected to work the equivalent of 40 hours per week for a total of 10 weeks. Limited funding is available; applicants are strongly encouraged to seek funding assistance from their home institutions.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Legal Intern should be entering the second or third year of law school in fall 2014. Significant experience in legal research and writing through coursework or other employment is required and a demonstrated interest in environmental law and policy is a plus.

APPLICATION: Applications are due by October 15, 2013. Applicants should submit:

 A statement of interest (no more than 250 words);
 Resume;
 Two references; and
 A short writing sample (3-5 pages).

Applications and inquiries should be submitted electronically to the Center for Ocean Solutions at:

473 Via Ortega I Room 193 I Stanford, CA 94305
650.725.9475 T I 650.721.2957 F
99 Pacific St. I Suite 555E I Monterey, CA 93940
831.333.2077 T I 831.333.2081 F

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Position: Director of Villanova Law School Entrepeneurship Law Clinic (rolling application review)


Villanova University School of Law
Director, Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

The Villanova University School of Law invites applications for a full-time professor to be the Director of its new Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, which will be one of six in-house clinics offered by the law school. The successful candidate will join a renowned clinical faculty dedicated to experiential learning and public service. (
The Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, through its second and third-year law students, will provide free legal assistance on entity formation and other transactional matters to individuals and organizations, in both for-profit and non-profit ventures.

The Director is expected to design and oversee all aspects of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, including developing a syllabus and curriculum, teaching the seminar component of the clinic, supervising student casework, identifying and selecting clients and assuming responsibility for all casework. The Director will also be a member of the Clinical Program and of the law school faculty and will be expected to take an active part in their work. The Director will also be expected to work collaboratively with the Law School’s Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and with the School of Business’ Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. The Director will receive a renewable contract, with the potential for future promotion in rank. This position is being funded through a gift to the Law School. Continued employment is contingent upon identifying permanent funding beyond May 31, 2018.

Candidates should have significant experience (at least five years) practicing transactional law; significant knowledge and expertise in areas of law and practice needed to represent and advise start-up, non-profit and other entrepreneurial ventures, including familiarity with corporate formation, transactions and intellectual property; distinguished academic and professional achievement; the ability to work both collaboratively and independently and a demonstrated interest in and aptitude for teaching and student supervision. Candidates must possess the organizational and team skills essential to transactional practice and clinic management. Prior teaching and student supervision experience is preferred. Candidates must have a J.D. and be a member of the Pennsylvania bar or be willing to be licensed in Pennsylvania. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume. Please submit applications through the Villanova University Human Resources website at:
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Villanova University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. AA/EOE/M-F