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Environmental & Climate Law Fellow, School of Law Environmental Law Program

Employer
University of Miami
Location
Coral Gables, FL

Job Details

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The University of Miami School of Law Environmental Law Program (ELP) is pleased to announce that it is hiring an Environmental & Climate Law Fellow. The position is anticipated to begin August 1, 2024.

Core Job Summary:

The Environmental & Climate Law Program Fellow will support the Environmental Law Program through research, programming, and student support.

Key Areas of Responsibilities and Specific Job Tasks

  • This position includes co-teaching at least one course in the first year. Expected in year two, the position will teach and/or co-teach courses which will include a seminar on an environmental law subject. We anticipate that the fellow will also oversee student research projects.
  • Organizing and implementing ELP programs, including workshops, conferences, networking events, outings, and webinars.
  • Coordinating and facilitating ELP initiatives, including field courses, UN climate change treaty participation, specialized environmental law short courses. This will include international and domestic travel.
  • Supervising the annual student environmental moot court teams and similar student activities.
  • Supporting research and writing by students and faculty. This could include working with students and faculty on press releases, white papers, and articles.
  • Supporting and growing the ELP’s campus and community networks, through outreach, social meeting, and program development.
  • Working with the ELP Faculty Director to identify priorities for research, outreach, and programming.

Education required:

A JD, LLM, or SJD.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in the field of environmental, energy, or natural resources law or policy
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including evidence of strong prioritization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Prior experience in organizing events
• Experience in legal or environmental research

• A research agenda in environmental, climate, natural resources, or energy law.

Application Details:

To apply for this position, please submit the following through the University of Miami employment portal: (1) resume/CV; (2) statement of interest, including career goals and prior relevant experience; (3) a recent writing sample; (4) a list of at least three references and their contact information; and (5) complete law school transcript(s). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, however applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible and no later than May 15, 2024.

Salary and Benefits:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is a non-tenure track appointment that is for one year, with the option of renewal for a second year. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays, and much more.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:

Full time

Employee Type:

Faculty

Organization

The University of Miami is one of America's top research universities located in one of the most dynamic and multicultural cities in the world.

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