Entry-level environmental litigator for the Earthrise Law Center. This position assists in legal representation of Earthrise’s clients in existing environmental cases, and helps develop new cases and/or client relationships. The legal fellow’s participation includes all aspects of attorney representation of Earthrise’s clients. Additionally, the legal fellow participates in staff and litigation decision-making affecting the clinic and the clinic’s docket, and in the clinic’s class component and clinic student supervision.
To apply: attach a resume, cover letter, transcript, list of three references, and a writing sample, submitted as one PDF attachment in the application.
Deadline: January 17, 2020 by 5pm
What You'll Do
Legal representation – performs all manner of work necessary to effectively represent Earthrise’s client in active litigation, in coordination with supervising attorney.
Clinic participation – attend and participate in clinic class discussions; participate in legal staff decision-making regarding class planning; lead class discussions of cases fellow is working on.
Staff decision-making participation – attend and participate in staff and litigation meetings and decision-making regarding clinic staff issues and litigation matters.
Clinic student coordination – participate and assist in supervising work and work product of clinic students for work assigned on cases within Legal Fellow’s docket.
Student/Community/Client outreach – participate in various activities/engagements designed to boost outreach to prospective clinic students, potential donors, and/or potential clients.
Doctoral/JD degree in Environmental Law
Will be licensed to practice in Oregon within 1 year
Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to public interest environmental law
You do not need to have taken the Earthrise clinic course to apply for this position
Benefits Eligible: Yes
The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
Sitting, walking, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing
Internal Number: R-001090
About Lewis & Clark College
Lewis and Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. Located in Portland, Oregon, the student experience is enhanced by the inspiring beauty of the college's natural setting on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills.