Clinical Fellow in Environmental Law Clinic
University of California Irvine School of Law
United States

Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow, Environmental Law Clinic in the School of Law

Job #JPF06893
  • School of Law / School of Law / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: June 21st, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

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

Mysun Foundation 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 Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow in its Environmental Law Clinic (ELC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in environmental justice with mentorship to help the attorney to launch a career in clinical teaching, or serve as a bridge to a career in public interest environmental justice work.

UCI Law enjoys a dynamic clinical program, 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. The nature of the ELC’s environmental justice 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 alongside the ELC Director, the Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will mentor and work closely with students in the representation of disenfranchised and marginalized communities, and will participate in program development including community lawyering and outreach. The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will also have opportunities for teaching within the ELC, including assisting with the teaching of the ELC seminar.

The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow is expected to be a vital part not only of the ELC, but also of the UCI Clinical Law Program, and the law school’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the Mysun Foundation Clinical 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 of experience preferred);
(2) a strong interest in working on environmental justice issues;
(3) strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including experience working with people from diverse backgrounds ;
(4) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to environmental justice problems;
(5) the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and administrators;
(6) the ability to work collaboratively with community groups, environmental justice communities, and environmental justice organizations;
(7) a strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules; and;
(8) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.

Nature of the Appointment.
The position is a full time, twelve-month staff appointment, with the possibility of extension for an additional year, but not to exceed 2 years total. The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will report to the ELC Director.
Salary is up to $80,000/yr. depending on experience. The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will be eligible for UC benefits.

Application Procedure: All applicants must submit a cover letter, a statement of interest describing their background and specific interest in the Fellowship, 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/JPF06893
“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
• Resume or Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Interest in Environmental Justice Issues and this Fellowship
• A writing sample
• A complete law school transcript
• Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
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
• Statement of Interest in Environmental Justice Issues and this Fellowship
Reference requirements
• 3 required (contact information only)

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

(1) a J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school, (3+ years of experience preferred);
(2) a strong interest in working on environmental justice issues;
(3) strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including experience working with people from diverse backgrounds ;
(4) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to environmental justice problems;
(5) the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and administrators;

(6) the ability to work collaboratively with community groups, environmental justice communities, and environmental justice organizations;

(7) a strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules; and;
(8) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.

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.
  • Statement of Interest in Environmental Justice Issues and this Fellowship
  • A writing sample
  • A complete law school transcript
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06893

Campus 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 location

Irvine, CA
 


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