Law Clerk- Summer 2019

Oakland, CA
Full Time
11-08-2018
Practice Areas: NA
Description:
The Center is currently looking for a full-time summer law clerk for Summer 2019. This position is located in Oakland, California.

The Oakland office is a hub of legal activity, with more than 10 attorneys working on cutting-edge environmental law issues. Law clerks are likely to work on projects concerning endangered species, ocean protection, climate change, public lands, environmental health, water resources and urban wildlands. Law clerks 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, including preparing legal memos, assisting with brief writing, preparing filings, investigating new cases and drafting official policy comments.
  • On occasion, may have opportunities to observe court arguments or attend agency hearings.
  • Areas in which skills and experience will be gained:
  • Summer law clerks will gain experience in environmental advocacy, drawing on litigation, science, media, and grassroots organizing strategies to fight for the environment.

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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