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Clinical Fellow, Environmental Law Clinic in the School of Law

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University of California-Irvine
Location
Irvine, CA
Closing date
Jul 26, 2021

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Clinical Fellow, Environmental Law Clinic in the School of Law Application Window

Open date: June 21st, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Jul 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Clinical Fellow, Environmental Law Clinic in the School of Law

DESCRIPTION

The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for the position of Clinical Fellow in its Environmental Law Clinic (ELC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in environmental law with mentorship and experience to help the attorney launch a career in clinical teaching, or to serve as a bridge to a career in public interest environmental law.

UCI Law enjoys a dynamic clinical program that is ranked highly on nationwide surveys. The ELC is one of several core clinics at UC Irvine that meet the School of Law’s clinical requirement. Under close supervision, ELC students advise and represent organizational clients on a wide range of environmental justice and environmental law issues focused on the protection and conservation of human health and ecosystems. The nature of the ELC’s projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, student and faculty interest, and resource availability, but projects will likely include a mix of advocacy, counseling, and policy matters in multiple fora.

Working with the Director, the ELC Fellow will mentor and work closely with students in the representation of ELC clients and will participate in program development including community lawyering and outreach. The ELC Fellow will also have opportunities for teaching within the ELC, including assisting with the teaching of the ELC seminar. The current ELC Fellow’s work has been divided roughly evenly between environmental justice and natural resource matters.

The ELC Fellow is expected to be a vital part not only of the ELC, but also of the UCI Clinical Law Program, and the law faculty’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the ELC Fellow will receive mentoring, and can expect support in terms of career development.

Requirements
Candidates for the position must have:
(1) a J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school (3+ years’ experience preferred);
(2) a strong interest in working on environmental law and/or environmental justice matters;
(3) superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
(4) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to environmental law and/or environmental justice problems;
(5) the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff;
(6) a strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules; and
(7) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.
Additionally, the candidate should possess a record of exceptional academic success in law school.

Nature of the Appointment
The ELC Fellow will report to the Environmental Law Clinic Director, and work closely ELC students, and another clinical Fellow. The position is a full time and may be extended to a period not to exceed 2 years.
Salary is up to $80,000/yr. depending on experience. The ELC Fellow will be eligible for UC benefits.

Application Procedure: All applicants must submit a cover letter describing their background and specific interest in the ELC Fellowship, an Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence, a list of three references, and a resume or curriculum vitae using UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06894

“The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.”

REQUIREMENTS
DOCUMENTS
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter describing background and interest in the Fellowship
• A writing sample
• A complete law school transcript
• Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.

REFERENCES
3 references required (contact information only)

Application Requirements
Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter
• Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
• Complete Law School Transcript
• Writing Sample
Reference requirements
• 3 required (contact information only)

QualificationsBasic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Candidates for the position must have:
    (1) a J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school (3+ years’ experience preferred);
    (2) a strong interest in working on environmental law and/or environmental justice matters;
    (3) superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
    (4) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to environmental law and/or environmental justice problems;
    (5) the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff;

    (6) a strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules; and

    (7) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.

    Additionally, the candidate should possess a record of exceptional academic success in law school.

Application RequirementsDocument requirementsReference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link:https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06894Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job locationIrvine, CA

Company

Founded in 1965, UC Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Over five remarkable decades, UCI has become internationally recognized for efforts that are improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community.UC student center

With more than 33,000 students, 1,200 faculty members and 10,000 staff, UCI is among the fastest-growing campuses in the University of California system. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UCI ranks among the top U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and continues to admit freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles. Orange County’s second-largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $5 billion.

UCI is a center for quality education that honors classic instruction while incorporating the best new scholarship. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UCI among the nation’s best universities. Achievements in the sciences, social sciences, social ecology, arts, humanities, medicine and business also have garnered numerous national rankings for UCI’s schools, departments and programs. Three UCI researchers have won Nobel Prizes – most recently Irwin Rose, in chemistry, in 2004.

Interdisciplinary research, a UCI hallmark, is evident in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, or Calit2, Newkirk Center for Science and Society, Center for the Study of Democracy, Institute of Transportation Studies, Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, and innovative instructional programs in biomedical engineering, international studies, global cultures, arts and technology, and other collaborations.

The university is dedicated to excellence through diversity and to the goal of reflecting equity and inclusion in our faculty, staff and student populations. Faculty and staff diversity affinity groups foster cross-departmental social interaction, professional networking, cultural competencies, recruiting and mentoring.

Committed to the Community

UCI reaches beyond the classroom and laboratory to help solve societal issues and support human development. In the health sciences, UCI is noted for its research on cancer, the neurosciences and the genetic underpinnings of disease. UCI Medical Center, Orange County’s only university hospital and Level I trauma center, has been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years.

UC Irvine parkA major intellectual and cultural center, UCI engages the community through public activities and events. Speakers on campus, for example, have included Nobel Peace Prize winners His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, all of whom also received the UCI Citizen Peacebuilding Award for their efforts toward world peace.

The university is also addressing the needs of the community and growing world population in an environmentally sustainable way. From the development of new and reliable processes for electricity and alternative fuels to critical water and waste management solutions, UCI consistently tops the list in Sierra magazine’s “Coolest Schools” report, its annual sustainability ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.  

A hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, the university collaborates with the community on many strategic partnerships such as UCI Applied Innovation , a center which brings campus-based discoveries together with Orange County’s vibrant business sector to support job creation and economic growth. Development also continues on the 185-acre University Research Park adjacent to campus, where R&D companies enjoy collaborative opportunities in medical research, biotechnology, engineering, computer science and business.

UCI is benefiting the community and the world in countless ways through its scholarly, scientific, creative and economic contributions. On its way to becoming a flagship UC campus and one of the nation’s very best universities, UCI has embarked on a strategic plan that will ensure the campus continues to inspire excellence as it fulfills its research, teaching and public service missions in the decades ahead.

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