Job o' the Day: Enviro Faculty Director needed in Vermont

By Lauren Forbes

Vermont Law School seeks a Faculty Director for its Environment and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) to commence in the summer or fall of 2012, or possibly earlier.   Vermont Law School’s top-ranked environmental program includes a curriculum of over 60 environmental law courses, as well as two advanced degrees in environmental law – the Masters in Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) and the Environmental LLM degree. Between a third and a half of our JD students are enrolled as joint degree students in the MELP program.

The ENRLC forms a key component of the environmental education we offer our students. The program functions as a public interest environmental law firm and gives students the opportunity to hone their skills in real-world cases and projects. The ENRLC is organized into four main program areas – Water and Justice, Coal and Climate, Healthy Communities, and Biodiversity – and we retain the flexibility to take on cases and projects outside these areas as well. The ENRLC’s work includes a mix of litigation, administrative agency proceedings, client counseling, and other forms of environmental advocacy.

The ENRLC Director is charged with administering the ENRLC and supervising its faculty, staff, and student clinicians, including the following general duties and responsibilities:

  • Evaluating and selecting new cases and projects in consultation with other ENRLC faculty and staff.
  • Consultation with an environmental faculty case selection advisory committee.
  • Serving as lead attorney in several cases and projects and providing close supervision and feedback to student clinicians involved in those matters.
  • Supervising staff attorneys and student clinicians involved in other cases and projects.
  • Overseeing weekly Strategy Sessions (case rounds) and Seminars (workshops on various environmental advocacy topics).
  • Developing the program budget for administrative approval.
  • Monitoring income and expenditures.
  • Raising funds for the program through grants and donations, with the assistance of the administration.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with other environmental clinics and clinical organizations.

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