Clinical Supervising Attorney at The Mills Legal Clinic

The Mills Legal Clinic


Mid Level

Stanford, CA, USA

Not defined

30 Mar → 29 Apr

Law School Law Teacher

Job Description

The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School invites applicants for a clinical supervising attorney position with its Environmental Law Clinic (“ELC”). The supervising attorney will join the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and staff, he or she will represent clients and train law students at one of the country’s leading institutions for legal scholarship and education.

ELC is one of eleven clinics comprising the Mills Legal Clinic. The Stanford clinical program is unique in that students participate in a clinic on a full-time basis; the clinic is the only course a student takes during the term of enrollment. The Mills Legal Clinic occupies an entire floor in an award-winning, central-campus building opened in summer 2011.

The ELC works on environmental, natural resource, and energy matters representing non-profit conservation organizations and institutions. The ELC’s work focuses primarily on marine resources, endangered species, water quality, public lands, and climate change issues. The ELC engages in a mix of state/federal court litigation and policy advocacy work. Students working in the clinic help to investigate cases, develop strategies, advise clients, work with scientific experts, build and review administrative records, draft briefs and policy pieces, and present oral arguments.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the litigation of clinic cases in state and federal court and before administrative agencies and will supervise Stanford Law School students enrolled in the clinic
  • Close review and editing of student written work and preparation of students for oral advocacy. In addition, the supervising attorney will participate in and help plan the regular class seminar sessions, which focus on core lawyering skills
  • Attend weekly faculty workshops at which scholars from Stanford and throughout the world present research and works in progress

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Five (and ideally seven to ten) years’ experience in state and federal environmental law practice and be admitted to practice in California

  • Strong academic credentials

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • An aptitude for law practice and clinic management, and the organizational, interpersonal, and teamwork abilities necessary to supervise students

How To Apply

Apply directly through the LegalJobs website

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