Law Clerk- Summer 2019

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: NA
The Center is currently looking for a full-time summer law clerk for Summer 2019.

General position overview: The Los Angeles office of the Center houses attorneys, campaigners, media specialists and scientists working on cutting-edge environmental law issues. Law clerks in L.A. will split their time between the Climate Law Institute and the Urban Wildlands Program. They are likely to work on projects concerning endangered species, climate change, land use, energy, air quality and other environmental matters and will assist with the preparation of litigation, administrative advocacy and policy development. Summer clerks will receive a $6,000 stipend for 40 hours per week for 10 weeks.

Main duties:
  • Conduct legal research and writing;
  • Prepare legal memos and assist with brief writing;
  • Prepare filings, investigate new cases and draft official policy comments;
  • On occasion, may have opportunities to observe court arguments or attend agency hearings.

  • Strong legal research and writing skills;
  • Creative, motivated and good-humored;
  • Background in environmental or biological studies or related experience is preferred.

Application process: Please upload a cover letter explaining your interest in working at the Center, a resume, a writing sample (no longer than 10 pages), a transcript (unofficial is fine) and references. Please indicate in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. You will be notified if you're selected for an interview. No telephone calls, please.

Position Requirements
Qualifications and skills:
  • Strong legal research and writing skills;
  • Creativity, motivation and good humor;
  • Background in environmental or biological studies or related experience is preferred.

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