Clinical Supervising Attorney and Project Director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the California Environmental Legislation and Policy Clinic at UCLA School of Law
Position overviewPosition title: Clinical Supervising Attorney and Project Director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the California Environmental Legislation and Policy Clinic at UCLA School of Law
Open date: January 18, 2023
Most recent review date: Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Mar 30, 2023 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.
The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic individual with environmental law practice and/or legislative policy practice experience to serve as Clinical Supervising Attorney and Project Director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the California Environmental Legislation and Policy Clinic.
The Emmett Institute is dedicated to creating and advancing legal and policy solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges, and to training the next generation of leaders to address these issues. The program fosters informed debate and analysis to educate the public, policymakers, business leaders, and others on critical environmental issues. The Legislation Clinic, a program within the Institute, trains law students in legislative lawyering. Under the supervision of experienced environmental lawyers, students work in collaboration with elected officials in the California State Legislature, their staffs, and committee staff to advance environmental policy objectives.
The Director will contribute to legislative policy-oriented service and teaching programs and projects as well as the Institute’s research programs, working both within and outside the California Environmental Legislation and Policy Clinic. The attorney will manage legal and legislative policy work and supervise students in the California Environmental Legislation and Policy Clinic and other experiential learning contexts; develop and implement strategic research; supervise interns and volunteers; and perform other tasks in support of the Emmett Institute and the Legislation Clinic, as necessary. The Director will work at the direction of, and in collaboration with, the Emmett Institute co-executive directors, deputy director, and co-faculty directors.
The ideal candidate will have significant legal experience in environmental law and climate change or in related fields. Previous experience teaching in a law school clinical setting is also desirable but not required. Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, plus admission to the California Bar or willingness to sit for the California Bar.
This is a full-time, year-round, academic, non-tenure track position. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A reasonable estimate for this position is $114,976 to $125,927. This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)
J.D. or equivalent
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