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Clinical Fellowship at the University of California

Clinical Fellowship at the University of California Irvine (paid)

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Applications are open for Clinical Fellowship at the Environmental Law Clinic in the School of Law University of California Irvine. The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for the position of Clinical Fellow in its Environmental Law Clinic (ELC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in environmental law with mentorship and experience to help the attorney launch a career in clinical teaching, or to serve as a bridge to a career in public interest environmental law.

Position Summary

Working with the Director, the ELC Fellow will mentor and work closely with students in the representation of ELC clients and will participate in program development including community lawyering and outreach. The ELC Fellow will also have opportunities for teaching within the ELC, including assisting with the teaching of the ELC seminar. The current ELC Fellow’s work has been divided roughly evenly between environmental justice and natural resource matters.

The ELC Fellow is expected to be a vital part not only of the ELC, but also of the UCI Clinical Law Program, and the law faculty’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the ELC Fellow will receive mentoring, and can expect support in terms of career development.


Candidates for this Clinical Fellowship at the University of California Irvine must have

  • A J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school (3+ years’ experience preferred).
  • A strong interest in working on environmental law and/or environmental justice matters.
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • The ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to environmental law and/or environmental justice problems.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff.
  • A strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules.
  • The ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.
  • Additionally, the candidate should possess a record of exceptional academic success in law school.


The position is a full time and maybe extended to a period not to exceed 2 years. Salary is up to $80,000/yr. depending on experience. The ELC Fellow will be eligible for UC benefits.

Application Procedure

All applicants must submit a cover letter describing their background and specific interest in the ELC Fellowship, an Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence, a list of three references, and a resume or curriculum vitae using UC Irvine’s online application system, RECRUIT, located at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06894

The University of California, Irvine is a public research university in Irvine, California. It is one of the 10 campuses in the University of California system. UC Irvine offers 87 undergraduate degrees and 129 graduate and professional degrees.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline26 July,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerUniversity of California Irvine



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