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Environmental Law Clinic: Clinical Teaching Fellowship

The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School 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. The ELC is one of nine programs that make up the Stanford Legal Clinic.

The Environmental Law 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.

The Fellowship

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 fellowships-setting compensation based on years of legal experience.

The Application Process

The Stanford Environmental Law Clinic is currently not accepting fellowship applications. Please check back in summer 2010 for more information.