Clinic Supervising Attorney - Environmental Law Clinic - School of Law
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3666876
Clinic Supervising Attorney - Environmental Law Clinic - School of Law
Position overview Position title: Clinic Supervising Attorney Salary range: $127,039 (fixed starting rate) Percent time: 67% - 100% (flexible) Anticipated start: January 1, 2023 Application Window
Open date: November 23, 2022
Next review date: Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Dec 23, 2022 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 The Environmental Law Clinic (ELC)) seeks applications for a Clinic Supervising Attorney.
Under the supervision of the Clinic directors, the Supervising Attorney's general responsibilities include training and supervising students in client representation; working on the clinic's docket of projects and cases, managing one or more legal cases or projects independently (i.e., without a co-supervisor); mentoring Clinic Teaching Fellows; and performing varied administrative and other tasks to assist in Clinic's operation.
ELC is a multi-tool advocacy clinic that focuses on environmental health and environmental justice. In our clinic, we train students to be creative problem-solvers by engaging them in a combination of investigation, litigation, legislative drafting, regulatory advocacy, and strategy advising to further our clients' goals. In our companion seminar, we probe the systemic forces (including racial, economic, and gendered injustices) that shape current environmental laws, and strategize about high-leverage avenues for reform. Additionally, in both clinic projects and seminar, we probe the role of media in framing/reframing narratives to effectuate client goals. This includes training students in writing op eds, and working with clients on media campaigns.
Our current docket addresses air pollution from a local factory; California's siting of locally unwanted land uses in disadvantaged communities; the need to include Native voices and priorities in plans for a decarbonized energy future; addressing toxic pollution in drinking water; and expanding rooftop solar energy in low-income communities.
Berkeley Law seeks candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in all facets of higher education. ELC is committed to building an equitable and inclusive staff to teach and work in a multicultural and antiracist learning environment. Qualified members of historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants need not have attended an elite institution or have a record of scholarship. The law school provides support for Supervising Attorneys to attend conferences that advance their professional development goals and interests.
DUTIES Under the supervision of the Clinic Director, the Supervising Attorney will be responsible for:
Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (80%)
Training and supervising six to eight clinic students per semester
Managing clinic projects and cases and vetting new clinic projects and cases
Developing and maintaining clinic relationships with clients, partners, co-counsel, and other stakeholders
Traveling to offsite meetings as needed to work on clinic matters (often with students)
Attending and assisting in teaching of the weekly clinic seminar on an as-needed basis
Managing the clinic docket during summers, winter break, and faculty leaves
Administrative Duties (15%)
Helping maintain clinic and client files, course materials, website, and social media feeds
Organizing programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops and speaker series
Promoting the clinic to students and other constituencies
Engaging in media relations and development
Speaking at public events and with the press, and otherwise participating in professional networking, training, and development activities
Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
Other duties as needed
UC Field Work Supervisors are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.
Additional materials may be required of applicants.
Candidates must hold a J.D. degree, or equivalent international degree, at the time of application Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Admission to practice law in California
At least three (3) years of post-graduate experience in law practice Preferred qualifications
Excellent analytical, communication, organizational, and planning skills
Willingness to work on the ELC's full range of cases and projects
Career intention to practice in public interest, public sector, and/or clinical setting
Substantive knowledge and experience in environmental law and Indian law
At least two (2) years of experience in clinical teaching or other student supervision
At least three (3) years of professional experience in the field of environmental/social justice law
Experience working with diverse communities, clients and other stakeholders
Ability to manage cases and projects and supervise students independently Application Requirements Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Legal Advocacy Writing Sample
Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
2-3 required (contact information only)
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