Sunday, June 07, 2015

Fellowship: Ocean and Coastal Law Fellow (Univ. Mississippi Law School, deadline: rolling)

I understand that the position will remain available until filled. Review of applications is expected to start at end of month.

The National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law is seeking applications for its Ocean and Coastal Law Fellowship Program. During the one-year fellowship, the Fellow will conduct legal research, write articles, and prepare white papers and other materials under the supervision and direction of the Law Center Director. The Fellow will be primarily assigned to work on Law Center projects associated with the newly established Agricultural and Food Law Consortium ( and candidates with experience and interest in marine aquaculture law and policy are preferred. The Fellow will also assist with the planning of conferences and other events hosted by the Law Center. Depending on educational background and experience, the Law Fellow may also be given the opportunity to teach a seminar at the Law School during the Spring of 2016.


J.D. from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association by starting date; strong law school academic record; relevant course work and/or work experience and interest in one or more of the following: ocean/coastal, natural resources, environmental law; demonstrated ability to conduct legal research and writing.

Anticipated start date: September 1, 2015

To apply visit:

Position: Associate Attorney (Washington, DC; deadline: ?, rolling)

Earthjustice is now accepting applications for an Associate Attorney position in its Washington, D.C. office.

The Washington, D.C. office serves both as a regional office for issues arising in Mid-Atlantic States, and as a center for litigation on important national environmental issues. Our Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities is based here. The Washington office’s docket currently includes litigation and administrative advocacy to protect public health and the environment from air pollution, including in disproportionately impacted communities; curb greenhouse gas emissions; promote clean energy and energy efficiency; prevent degradation of streams, wetlands, and other waters; and challenge the practice of mountaintop removal mining in the Appalachian Region. Click here for more information about the office’s work.


The Associate Attorney will generally work collaboratively with senior Earthjustice attorneys, but is expected to work more independently over time. Associate Attorneys at Earthjustice perform a range of litigation-related tasks that can include:
  • Drafting motions, briefs, and other pleadings.
  • Attending client and expert meetings.
  • Investigating facts and assisting with case development.
  • Interacting with clients and working with experts.
  • Engaging in advocacy before administrative agencies.
  • Participating in court hearings.
  • Screening and developing potential new cases.


Applicants must be law school graduates who are admitted to or will apply for admission to the District of Columbia bar. Additional qualifications include:
  • One to five years of litigation or other relevant experience post-law school.
  • Excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Strong self-motivation, initiative, and creative thinking.
  • An ability and willingness to work collegially with others.
  • A commitment to public interest work, and a strong interest in promoting. environmental and public health protection.

The Associate Program is designed to help young attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various aspects of public-interest litigation. The program also affords Associate Attorneys the opportunity to work with and be mentored by some of the best environmental litigators in the country. A number of associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice or with other public interest organizations. The term for this position is two years, with a possible extension for a third year.

Starting salary is commensurate with experience and we offer an excellent benefits package. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


Please send a letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume, an unofficial law school transcript, writing sample, and contact information for at least three professional references. No phone calls or drop-ins.

Position: California Policy Advocate (Deadline: ?, rolling)

The California Policy Advocate will be responsible for developing and implementing both legislative and administrative strategies in California, focusing primarily on clean air and clean energy, but also a broader array of environmental issues impacting California. The Policy Advocate will be a member of Earthjustice’s California Regional Office and, ideally, will be based in Sacramento.

 Develop and implement legislative and administrative strategies to advance our positions on environmental issues.
 Directly lobby the California legislature, Governor’s Office, and key executive agencies.
 Track legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues.
 Develop advocacy materials, including but not limited to, fact sheets, action alerts, and blogs.
 Work with our Communications Department to develop media strategies and conduct media outreach on assigned issues.
 Perform policy and legislative analysis.
 Cultivate allies, partnerships, and coalitions in support of assigned issues.
 Conduct outreach to broader non-profit legal community and maintain a leadership position within the California environmental community on assigned issues.
 Coordinate with Earthjustice litigators, policy advocates, communications campaigners, and press secretaries working on assigned issues.
 Educate the California legislature, Governor’s Office, and/or key agencies on significant legal challenges and rulings.
 Assist in fundraising efforts related to assigned issue areas, as requested by our Development Department.
 Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice on assigned issues.
 Supervise projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by associates, assistants, interns, or contractors.
 At least five years’ experience in policy or legal advocacy.
 Demonstrated experience working with legislative process.
 Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects and meet deadlines.
 Excellent writing and oral communications skills.
 Detail oriented and good organizational skills.
 Proven ability to work in coalitions and with allies.
 Experience in working with traditional and social media.
 Entrepreneurial spirit with proven ability to work independently and proactively.
 Experience with the Clean Air Act and/or clean energy issues preferred.
 J.D. preferred, but not required.
We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Click here to apply. [check web site, above, for link]