Positions: Attorney-Advisor, Law and Policy Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, US Department of Justice (Deadline: May 1, 2019)

From my email, a great opportunity.  (I used to work in that office.)

“The Law and Policy Section has two announcements for attorney positions posted right now. (Hiring freeze lifted!) One is for someone with litigation/environmental experience, and the other is a “general law” position for someone with employment law/FOIA/ethics experience. If you happen to know someone who might be interested, please pass on the listings.”

Here are the two USAJOBS postings:



Positions: EPA Office of General Counsel, Washington, DC (Deadline: April 23, 2019)

This is a great job opportunity.  From the job ad:

“EPA’s, Office of General Counsel (OGC) is hiring three Attorney-Advisers. Two will be assigned to the Water Law Office and the third will be assigned to the Pesticides and Toxic Substances Law Office. OGC serves as the chief legal advisor to the Agency’s senior management and program offices on Agency rules, permits, response actions, and legislation. OGC lawyers also work with attorneys in the Department of Justice to represent the Agency in defensive litigation in the federal courts.”

Job Title:  Attorney-Adviser, GS-0905-12

Job Announcement Number: OGC-2019-0005

Open Period:  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to Tuesday, April 23, 2019


For contact info and additional details on the positions, see the announcement in USAJobs




Teaching Fellowship – Stanford Law School’s Environmental Law LLM Program (Deadline: March 15, 2019)

A really interesting opportunity for anybody interested in law teaching, especially environmental law.

From the email that shared the announcement:  “The position involves running, and teaching in, the law school’s LLM Program in Environmental Law & Policy and is probably best suited to someone thinking about an academic career, but any qualified applicant is encouraged to apply.”




A few fellowships for graduating law students or recent law grads

These fellowships floated across my email over the past few days.

1.  University of Maryland Carey School of Law – Agricultural Law Education Initiative Legal Fellow at UMD Carey School of Law: Great opportunity to work on food and agriculture policy. Tight window to apply though (Feb. 22nd cut off, position starts March 4.  Additional info at: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/umb_faculty+and+post+docs/jobdetail.ftl?job=115422&source=Indeed.com

2. Emory University School of Law, Fellow at Turner Environmental Law Clinic:  Application deadline is March 15, 2019, start date on August 1, 2019.  More details at: https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/32736/job.

3.  Pace Law School:  3 LLM Graduate Fellowships, starting August 2019.

Pace Law Environmental LLM Grad Fellow: https://law.pace.edu/sites/default/files/Enviro_LLM_Grad_Fellow_Description.pdf

Pace Law Global LLM Grad Fellow:  https://law.pace.edu/sites/default/files/GCELS_LLM_Grad_Fellow_Description.pdf

Pace Law EASE LLM Grad Fellow: https://law.pace.edu/sites/default/files/Energy_Climate_LLM_Grad_Fellow_Description.pdf

Community Water Law Center/California ChangeLawyers Year-Long Legal Fellow, Visalia, CA (Deadline: rolling)

Somebody pointed out this interesting water environmental justice-related legal fellowship with the Community Water Law Center.  Here’s URL:


Position: Associate Professor of Law and Staff Attorney, start July 1, 2019 (Golden Gate University Law School, San Francisco, open until filled)

Here’s a posting for a clinical professor position at the environmental law clinic at Golden Gate Law School, with message by the director of the clinic, Helen Kang:

“Please help circulate our clinic’s job ad for the staff attorney/associate professor of law position (long-term contract) in San Francisco downtown. Our environmental clinic has an exciting docket and a proven record of achieving successes in difficult cases against well-resourced polluters and the government. We are currently in the midst of a cleanup battle against the U.S. Navy, where one of its contractors committed wide-ranging fraud, resulting in a site that is still extensively contaminated with numerous radioactive substances. Two of the contractor’s supervisors have already been sentenced to prison terms. There’s been significant media attention on this case, which our students helped uncover through interviews of whistleblowers who were former employees of the contractor. We are also engaged in litigation in multiple fronts to clean up agricultural pollution with our co-counsel, the Stanford environmental clinic. We just won a California appellate court case two weeks ago that for the first time required agricultural pollution permits to demonstrate that they have a high likelihood of achieving the state’s water quality objectives.”



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Golden Gate University School of Law

536 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

P: 415-442-6600

JOB POSTED: 9-4-18


POSITION: Associate Professor of Law and Staff Attorney,

Long-Term Contract Position, two-year contract term, renewable based on performance and funding

DEPARTMENT: School of Law – Environmental Law and Justice Clinic

REPORTS TO: Director, Environmental Law and Justice Clinic


SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience

BENEFITS: The University’s comprehensive benefits program

WORK SCHEDULE: This is a full-time position that requires being in the Clinic Monday through Friday during normal business hours and additional hours as needed, as well as in the summer.

START DATE: July 1, 2019


The Environmental Law and Justice Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law (GGULaw) in San Francisco, California, invites applications, with significant litigation and environmental law experience, to fill a full-time long-term contract faculty position to commence July 1, 2019, as an Associate Professor of Law and Clinical Staff Attorney of GGULaw’s Environmental Law and Justice Clinic.


Established in 1994, the clinic is part of the law school and its nationally-ranked Environmental Law Program. The clinic is staffed by students, typically one or two graduate fellows, a Director who is a tenured professor, and an associate professor on a long-term contract. Widely recognized for its accomplishments and vibrant docket, the clinic’s dual mission is to train students to become effective, ethical lawyers and to provide excellent legal services to low-income communities and communities of color suffering the most from pollution. The clinic has successfully worked with communities to reduce air, water, and soil pollution from numerous industrial facilities and improved public accountability of government agencies. Students, staff, and faculty have contributed to landmark decisions in developments in the law, including in the areas of air pollution, renewable energy, information disclosure, and water quality. The clinic’s current work focuses on clean drinking water, air pollution reduction, and Superfund cleanup.


The staff attorney will work closely with the Director to ensure fulfilling the teaching and service missions of the clinic. The attorney will be responsible for developing and overseeing a litigation docket, co-teaching a seminar focused on environmental justice

law and policy and skills instruction, contributing to curricular development, closely supervising law students in all aspects of casework, and effectively handling cases during periods when students are not enrolled. The staff attorney will also assist the Director to ensure that the clinic is well-managed, as well as serve the needs of the law school, including through participation in committee work and other activities that support law students.


  • A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and California State Bar membership in good standing
  • Superb analytical, research (factual and legal), writing, and oral communication skills
  • Must have extensive litigation experience, with aptitude and ability to take primary responsibility in clinic cases, including those involving trials; at least 5 years of relevant experience preferred; strong preference for candidates with expertise in federal and California environmental laws
  • Strong interest in working with culturally and economically diverse groups
  • Strong interpersonal skills to be able to effectively supervise students and collaborate with colleagues
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic
  • High degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering, including in dealings with staff, colleagues, and opponents, and managing a demanding and high- intensity schedule
  • Ability to adhere to the school’s policies, including the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information, and to deal with a wide variety of student concerns

Interested persons should apply online at http://www.ggu.edu/jobs, and include a cover letter highlighting the applicant’s qualifications and teaching interests, resume, a writing sample, and a list of references. Questions about this position may be directed to Professor Durmay, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee at bfdurmay@ggu.edu. Additional information about Golden Gate University School of Law is available at http://law.ggu.edu/ and the clinic, at http://law.ggu.edu/clinics-and- centers/clinics/environmental-law-and-justice/.

Golden Gate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that reinforces these practices. The university welcomes and encourages applications from women, military veterans, minorities, people of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI community.

Position: Clinical Supervising Attorney, Univ. Calif. Berkeley Environmental Law Clinic (Deadline: March 9, 2018/start date July 2018, Berkeley, CA)

An interesting job opportunity at UC Berkeley Law School that came across my email.

The UC Berkeley Environmental Law Clinic (ELC) is expanding to meet student demand, and we are delighted to be able to hire a full-time staff attorney (title, “Clinical Supervising Attorney”).  I’d be grateful if you would direct potentially interested candidates with 5+ years of experience, including litigation experience to our job posting at:


We envision a significant environmental justice component to the staff attorney’s docket, and are accordingly particularly eager to reach applicants of color/from underrepresented communities/with significant community lawyering experience or relevant professional networks.  

ELC is a legal and policy clinic designed to train law students in innovative and effective environmental advocacy, make a real world environmental difference through high-impact projects, and address the environmental legal needs of underserved communities. The Clinic undertakes projects local to global in scale, working on such diverse issues as mitigating climate change, reducing the burden of environmentally induced disease, ensuring potable water and sanitation services for all, increasing children’s access to nature, and supporting green workforce development. The Clinic enrolls primarily JD students, but also some MPP and LLM students. The Clinic also includes and mentors a small number of undergraduate auditors in its seminar in an effort to diversify the pipeline of those practicing environmental law. The Clinic’s work is collaborative and multidisciplinary, and involves partnerships with Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment; the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry; and the School of Public Health.