Position: Univ. of New Mexico Law School, Assistant Prof in Nat. Resources & Env. Law (Deadline – Sept. 15, 2021, Albuquerque, NM)

Assistant Professor in Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in its Natural Resources and Environmental Law (NREL) Program to begin August 1, 2022. The school’s NREL Program includes a NREL Certificate, the Natural Resources Journal, and the NREL Clinic. We seek candidates with scholarly distinction or promise, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates must hold a J.D. or equivalent degree by the date of their application. For budgetary reasons, we have a strong preference for someone who graduated from law school in the past three to five years. 

The School of Law offers a variety of NREL courses, emphasizing issues relevant to New Mexico and the Western United States. In addition, the School of Law explicitly acknowledges the substantial overlap between the Law and Indigenous Peoples Program and the NREL Program, and has a longstanding history of offering students courses and other resources at the intersection of these fields. The successful applicant will devote a significant portion of teaching and research at the intersection of these fields, and will also periodically rotate into the NREL Clinic. 

Offering a J.D. degree, cross-disciplinary dual degrees, and a Masters of Legal Studies, the UNM School of Law is nationally recognized for NREL, including its clinic, and innovative classes that combine law practice skills training with doctrinal instruction and a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio.  

Please direct questions to Laura Spitz, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee (lauraspitz@unm.edu). For full consideration, applicants should apply by September 15, although we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as possible. To view the complete job description and apply, please visit https://unmjobs.unm.edu

UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Faculty Position: Florida International University Law School, Tenure Track Faculty (environmental Law Interest, start Fall 2022) (Deadline: Ongoing/Aug. 23, 2021, Miami, FL)

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Law (multiple positions)

South Florida’s public law school in Miami, Florida International University College of Law, invites applicants for multiple tenure, tenure-track, and contract positions to begin no later than the 2022-2023 academic year.  In particular, we seek candidates to teach environmental law and courses in other priority areas, such as cyberlaw, torts, wills & trusts, health law, family law, and administrative law. A typical package might include two environmental law courses and at least one (preferably two) in our identified priorities. International experience, academic entrepreneurship, and acumen in grants and external funding are welcome but not required.  Given our growing focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, some of these positions may involve joint appointments with other academic units at FIU. 

In partnership with the administration, the FIU faculty have created a welcoming and intellectually vibrant community that celebrates lifelong scholarly engagement, nurturing students, public service, academic freedom, and transformational teaching.  Faculty relationships are based on mutual regard, respect and appreciation for differences, academic rigor, and a shared commitment to our rising national profile.  Our faculty are professional leaders in their fields locally, nationally, and internationally.  The faculty’s substantial scholarly output includes law review articles, academic monographs, collaborative work with colleagues from other disciplines, edited anthologies, peer-reviewed work, and op-eds.  The College supports the faculty with research assistance, summer stipends, travel funds, and performance awards.

The Florida Legislature established FIU Law in 2001 to deliver an affordable and excellent legal education that provides inspired teaching, training for a globalized marketplace, support for community service, and the highest standards of professionalism.  FIU Law ranks as the third most diverse law school nationally, and the first in the country among public law schools for Hispanic enrollment.  A majority of our students are the first in their family to attend college. To us, student success means demonstrable professional outcomes.  FIU Law graduates have ranked first among the 11 law schools in the state on the last 6 mid-year administrations of the Florida bar exam.  In 2020, 92% of our graduates secured full time, long term bar passage required, J.D. advantage, or professional positions.  Our state-of-the-art building was designed by Robert Stern.  For more information about FIU Law, visit https://law.fiu.edu.

FIU is Miami’s public urban research university, offering more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, and medicine.  It is a top 100 public university ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges. With nearly $200 million in annual research expenditures, the University has a Carnegie R1 rating (“highest research activity”).  A leader in securing performance-based funding for its operational achievements, the University was recently designated by the Florida Board of Governors as an emerging preeminent university.  For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

Candidates must have a J.D. degree (or its equivalent), a strong academic record, a track record (or the promise) of scholarly achievement, and zest for effective teaching.  Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience.  Competitive benefits include excellent insurance options, a defined-benefit plan, defined-contribution plans, and a deferred compensation plan.

Applicants should send a CV, a cover letter outlining curricular strengths and scholarly interests, and a list of references to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Professor José Gabilondo (gabilond@fiu.edu), to whom questions about these positions can be directed.  Applicants can also apply through facultycareers.fiu.edu referencing job opening ID 524569 or by using the following link FIU Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Law. Review will begin August 23, 2021 and continue until these positions are filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Faculty Position: Southern Methodist University Law School, Junior/Lateral Tenure Track Faculty (start Fall 2022) (Environmental Law Interest) (Deadline: Ongoing/Oct. 1, 2021, Dallas, TX)

SMU Dedman School of Law is hiring. We are looking for junior scholars and laterals in the areas of Civil Procedure and Property, and are particularly interested in candidates with a secondary focus on Intellectual Property or Environmental Law. Please see the job advertisement below.

THE SMU DEDMAN SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking applications from qualified persons for tenure track faculty positions to begin Fall of 2022. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Civil Procedure, and in Property with a secondary focus on Intellectual Property or Environmental Law. We will consider both experienced and beginning teachers with excellent legal credentials and scholarly distinction or promise. Candidates must hold a J.D. To ensure full consideration for the positions, applications must be received by October 1, 2021, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio ( http://apply.interfolio.com/91447) and should include a cover letter, resume, research agenda, writing sample(s) and a list of references. Reference Position No. and (Area of Law) in which you are applying: 00006285 (Civil Procedure), and 00006289 (Property).

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

Fellowship: Harvard Law School, Environmental and Energy Law Program, Legal Fellow (Deadline: August 31, 2021, Cambridge, MA)

EELP Legal Fellow
Harvard Law School’s Environmental and Energy Law Program (EELP) is seeking a Legal Fellow for 2021-2022 with the potential to renew for one additional year. The fellowship is a full-time, internally funded position in Cambridge, Massachusetts beginning this fall semester. The Fellow will work on current projects, including the Biden administration’s regulatory actions to address climate change and environmental protection. The Fellow will also develop new projects, both independently and collaboratively with EELP colleagues, to provide rigorous legal analysis to advance deep decarbonization and protect public health and welfare from environmental degradation.


About EELP
EELP works to promote informed decision-making for a sustainable future by analyzing legal aspects of real-world environmental and energy challenges grounded in today’s political realities. The program tracks and analyzes federal regulatory processes, litigation, executive actions, and state policy, assessing the progress made towards clean energy, environmental protection, and better public health outcomes.


Fellowship Duties & Responsibilities
The Fellow will work closely with the Executive Director, collaborate with EELP attorneys and staff, and supervise HLS student research assistants. The Fellow can expect occasional interactions with, and assignments from, the program’s faculty directors. The Fellow may be asked to coordinate informal events for EELP research assistants and HLS students.
The majority of the Fellow’s work will be researching and writing white papers, blog posts, and occasionally, lengthier articles for academic law journals or external publications. The Fellow may also work on other communications products, such as podcast episodes and presentations. Research topics will include a variety of environmental and climate issues, and the Fellow will be encouraged to pursue research and writing on topics that interest them.
The Fellow can expect to interact with practitioners, stakeholders, and academics active in relevant legal and policy areas. The Fellow may also be asked to respond to press inquiries.


Qualifications
This Fellowship is designed as an entry-level legal position. Applicants should have a J.D., experience with environmental law, and demonstrate an interest in deepening their knowledge of the field. Applicants should demonstrate a strong sense of initiative, have excellent legal research and writing skills for specialist and general audiences, and be open to working with an editor. EELP has a welcoming, collegial culture that values teamwork and a balance between optimism and realism. Applicants must be able to work effectively on collaborative projects. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience, with a minimum annual salary of $60,000 plus generous benefits, including eligibility for medical insurance, commuter benefits, retirement savings account, paid holidays, and time off.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:
http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.”

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identify, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter discussing qualifications and interests, a resume, a writing sample of no more than ten pages, and contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted no later than August 31, 2021. Please submit applications and direct any questions to Carrie Jenks at cjenks@law.harvard.edu.

Faculty Position: University of Colorado Law School, Entry-level/Lateral Tenure Track Faculty (ENR Interest) for 2022/23 Academic Year (Deadline: ASAP, Boulder, CO)

Hiring Announcement: University of Colorado Law School

The University of Colorado Law School invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to begin at the start of the 2022-23 academic year. We welcome applications from candidates in all subject areas and at all levels of seniority. However, we have especially strong needs in Tax Law, Environmental/Natural Resources Law, Health Law, Business/Commercial Law, American Indian Law, and Race and the Law (broadly construed). We are also very interested in candidates who can teach classes in the first-year curriculum, especially constitutional law, criminal law, legislation and regulation, or property, and in candidates who can teach negotiation/alternative dispute resolution. We seek candidates with great promise or a record of excellence in both scholarship and teaching. Candidates must hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent degree in a related field.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.

Application materials will not be accepted via mail or email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through the CU Jobs portal at the following link: https://cu.law/jobs. Candidates should apply as soon as possible for full consideration.

For questions, please contact Professor Sharon Jacobs, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, sharon.jacobs@colorado.edu.

Fellowship: Conservation Law Center/Indiana University School of Law, Conservation Law Clinic, 2022 Ralston Conservation Law Fellow (Deadline: Ongoing, Bloomington, IN)

The Conservation Law Center operates the Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Conservation Law Clinic. It is seeking applications for the inaugural Nancy C. Ralston Conservation Law Fellowship. The position is open now for a recent graduate, but may be held open for a promising student expecting to graduate in 2022.  I serve on the CLC board and am happy to answer queries.

This position will be used to help advance CLC’s mission to protect important natural habitats, freshwater ecosystems, and sensitive species. CLC is committed to equal opportunity and inclusion for groups that are historically under-represented at professional levels within the field of conservation, including women and people of color, who are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be qualified, a candidate should either be a recent law school graduate (within 5 years) or current law student expecting to graduate by spring 2022. Strong candidates will have excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills, and demonstrated commitment to conservation and environmental causes. We value applicants who have a broad range of interests and experience, along with a desire to make a career in the field of conservation.

Please see the attached announcement for details and application requirements.  We heartily encourage sharing this information to your social networks and anyone you feel might be interested.

Should you have questions about the Conservation Law Center, our Clinic, or the Fellowship, please contact our Director of Advancement, Andrea Lutz, directly at andlutz@iu.edu or 812.856.0819.

Nancy C. Ralston Conservation Law Fellowship
Job Announcement July 2021

The Conservation Law Center seeks applications for the inaugural Nancy C. Ralston
Conservation Law Fellowship. This is a two-year appointment starting in summer 2022. For the right candidate, an earlier start date will be considered.

To be qualified, a candidate should either be a recent law school graduate (within 5 years) or current law student expecting to graduate by spring 2022. Candidates must be admitted to, or willing to apply for, admission to a state bar of their choosing. Strong candidates will have excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills, and demonstrated commitment to
conservation and environmental causes. We value applicants who have a broad range of
interests and experience, along with a desire to make a career in the field of conservation.
Conservation Law Center is committed to equal opportunity for applicants from groups that are historically under-represented at professional levels within the field of conservation, including women and people of color, who are strongly encouraged to apply for the Fellowship.

The Conservation Law Center is a nonprofit public interest law firm with a staff of five full-time professionals. We are lawyers, advocates, and educators who care deeply about the natural world and people’s relationship to it. We work to protect and improve the health, diversity, beauty, and resilience of the planet and defend our shared natural heritage. The Center
provides legal support to other conservation nonprofits and works with clients on a wide range of transactional, policy, and litigation matters pertaining to regional, national, and international conservation issues. The Center has particular interest and expertise in several topics, including natural habitat protection, conservation easements, the Public Trust doctrine, endangered species protection, and the protection of freshwater ecosystems especially in the Great Lakes region. While we focus on land, water, and species, climate change is a factor in nearly all of the issues we address. Conservation Law Center was founded in 2005 by attorney W. William Weeks, former EVP and COO of The Nature Conservancy, who currently serves as the Center’s board chair.

The Center also operates the Conservation Law Clinic in partnership with the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. In that capacity, the Center works with student interns on its active projects, advising clients, and researching legal and policy solutions on conservation issues. The Center is the only law clinic in the country dedicated solely to conservation issues.

The Ralston Fellow’s work will cover a broad spectrum of responsibilities including litigation-related research, land protection transactions, advising conservation clients, policy analysis, and outreach. Other aspects regarding the operation of the Center, including working with students in the Conservation Law Clinic, will also be expected. Fellows can expect to develop their skills as attorneys, improve their abilities as environmental advocates, and leave the Center with valuable experience in a highly competitive field. Conservation Law Center places a premium on the relationships we build with our clients, partners, and students, and the Ralston Fellow will be asked to participate actively in fostering a supportive, positive culture.

Salary and Benefits:
Conservation Law Center offers a competitive salary and a benefits package for employees and their families that includes health, dental, vision, as well as a retirement match. Expected salary range is $48,000-$55,000.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nancy C. Ralston is a native Hoosier and passionate conservationist, and was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated space of academia. In the fall of 1961, Nancy earned her PhD from Indiana University. Twenty-five years later she retired as Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Chair of the Department of Psychological Foundations, School of Education, and member of the University of Cincinnati Graduate Faculty. After her retirement, she moved to a cabin in the woods outside of Bloomington, Indiana, where she spends her time gardening, writing, and learning from nature with her wonderdog Bonnie.

Law Clinic Director: Columbia University Law School, Environmental Law Clinic, Director (Deadline: August 20, 2021, NY)

Columbia Law School is reopening its search for a new director for our Environmental Law Clinic to succeed Ed Lloyd, who is retiring.  Applications should be submitted through the link below by August 20.  We hope that applicants will briefly describe their vision for the clinic; we are open to all ideas, though there is particular interest in environmental justice. The official announcement is below. Thanks.

Columbia Law School invites applicants for clinical faculty positions, across areas of practice and teaching experience. We continue to be interested in candidates who will help us build the next generation of clinics at CLS and welcome candidates to fill existing gaps in our curriculum and candidates who bring new ideas for clinical teaching. One area of interest is environmental law and environmental justice. Another area of interest is business law, which may include transactional, real estate, or tax law. Another area of interest is clinics that represent individuals in litigation matters.

We wish to hire faculty committed to providing a powerful individual and collective learning experience where students serve as the primary providers of legal services, under close faculty supervision. Creative and thoughtful teaching that focuses on student development, law reform and advancement of the profession are also central. Diversity – of life experience, perspectives and approaches to lawyering – is essential and a very high priority. We look forward to welcoming new colleagues who will help us build our program.

Clinical faculty positions at Columbia Law School are non-tenure track positions that are or are expected to lead to a long term, renewable contract. Although some clinical faculty engage in scholarly writing, there is no separate scholarship requirement, either at the time of hiring or during their time at CLS. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

We intend to move quickly this hiring season, and while we will accept applications on a rolling basis, we encourage candidates to submit materials by August 20th. To express your interest, please submit a C.V. and 1-2 page description of the clinic you hope to teach at Columbia Law School to this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/91213. Any questions can be sent to committee chair Prof. Colleen Shanahan at clinicalappointments@law.columbia.edu.

Fellowship: Yale University Law School, Law, Ethics, and Animals Program, Senior Litigation Fellow in Climate Change and Animal Agriculture (Deadline: ASAP/Ongoing)

The Law, Ethics, and Animals Program at Yale Law School invites applicants for a Senior Litigation Fellow to help lead a new initiative within the Climate, Animal, Food, and Environment Law & Policy Lab that examines the likelihood and potential impact of climate change litigation against industrial animal agriculture firms. This is an unusual opportunity to lead a high-impact and cutting-edge research initiative. The Senior Litigation Fellow will receive a two-year appointment and will begin in the fall of 2021.

The full job listing, including information about how to apply, can be found here and is pasted below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you know folks who might be interested, we would be very grateful for your help spreading the word!

Climate Change and Animal Agriculture Senior Litigation Fellow and Project Manager

The Law, Ethics, and Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School is hiring a Senior Litigation Fellow to help lead a new project within the Climate, Animal, Food, and Environment Law & Policy Lab (CAFE Lab) that examines the likelihood and potential impact of climate change litigation against industrial animal agriculture firms. The position will last two years and will begin as early as September 2021. This is a rare and unusual opportunity to lead a high-impact and cutting-edge research initiative at a preeminent university.

The primary responsibility of the Senior Fellow will be to lead and oversee research, publications, and events for the climate change and animal agriculture litigation project. With guidance and engagement from LEAP faculty and with support from student research assistants, the Senior Fellow will be responsible for producing a background report on the animal agriculture industry, its contributions to climate change, and its exposure to climate change litigation; organizing an expert workshop in summer 2022; and pursuing projects, research, and publications during academic year 2022-2023 that build upon the report and workshop.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • –  Graduation with a distinguished academic record from law school;
  • –  Substantial experience in animal law, environmental law, or other relevant areas of practice;
  • –  Record of scholarship, policy briefs, legal briefs, or other relevant publications;
  • –  Comfort interpreting scientific literature and technical concepts;
  • –  Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for teamwork;
  • –  Capacity to work hard, efficiently, and independently; and
  • –  Commitment to public service or social justice work.

The Senior Fellow will receive a competitive salary stipend commensurate with experience level plus Yale University benefits. Although the position is funded for two years, we would be willing to accept a shorter tenure for exceptional candidates who require it to arrange a leave of absence from their permanent employer.

Application materials should be sent to douglas.kysar@yale.edu and include the following:

  • cover letter describing the candidate’s qualifications and including a statement of the applicant’s interests and experience;
  • resume;
  • law school transcript;
  • sample of recent scholarly, policy, or advocacy writing; and
  • contact information for two to three references.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the legal profession and the animal and environmental protection movements.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct any questions about the position or the application process to douglas.kysar@yale.edu.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Tenure-Track Energy/Oil & Gas Law Faculty Position: University of North Dakota Law School (Deadline: Ongoing)

The University of North Dakota School of Law is currently hiring for several tenure-track faculty positions, including a position focusing on energy law as well as oil and gas law.  The link to UND’s hiring page, which includes the UND School of Law’s faculty posting:

Fellowship: University of Houston Law Center EENR Center, Post-graduate Research Scholar re Carbon Capture (Deadline: ASAP/September)

A fellowship notice from my emails:

UHLC’s EENR Center will be hiring a post graduate research scholar to coordinate legal research in carbon capture and management.  There are now multiple proposals for at scale carbon sequestration programs, particularly for the industrial corridor along the Gulf Coast.  The Center for Carbon Management at UH is supplying funding to EENR for up to 4 years for a person to coordinate research on legal and policy impacts surrounding carbon management.  The position will be supervised by EENR’s co-drectors: Gina Warren, Tracy Hester, and Victor Flatt/

All applicants must apply through the University’s hiring portal, which has more specific information:

Job Description – Research Scholar – Environment, Energy & Natural Resources (FAC001858) (taleo.net)

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and would like to hire by September.