Full Time Graduate Fellow Attorney Position Available at the Conservation Law Center

The Conservation Law Center is an independent non-profit organization that provides legal counsel without charge to conservation organizations and works to improve conservation law and policy.  The Center also operates a Conservation Law Clinic under an agreement with the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.  Second and third year law school students are engaged as interns in the Clinic.  Through their work with the Clinic, law students gain clinical experience in the practice of law and the profession’s public service tradition.

Graduate Fellow Attorneys do legal research on issues in which the Center is involved; help guide, train, and supervise the Center’s interns; do and edit legal writing; represent Center clients; and assist as needed in all aspects of the operation of the Center.  Fellowships are generally offered to attorneys with outstanding legal credentials who are licensed to practice, are committed to conservation, and who have practiced fewer than two years, or to outstanding recent law school graduates who expect to be licensed to practice law within several months of their employment by the Center.  Fellowships are for one year, with a second year possible at the option of the Fellow, depending on interest, and the Center, depending on performance.  The Center hopes the experience of its Graduate Fellow Attorneys will help them to secure work in public interest environmental law.

Graduate Fellow Attorneys work an average of 35 hours per week, although our commitment to excellent representation of Center clients will require that Fellows work more than that during some weeks.  The annual salary for first year Fellows is $39,000.  An increase is possible for second year Fellows.  In addition to salary, the CLC provides certain benefits.

Graduate Fellow Attorneys are supervised by the Director of the Conservation Law Center, W. William Weeks, and the Center’s Staff Attorney, Jeffrey B. Hyman.

Office Location: 116 South Indiana, Suite 4, Bloomington, IN 47408.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume addressed to the attention of Britt Rust at the Conservation Law Center at the address above, or by e-mail to bcrust@indiana.edu.

Please also visit the Conservation Law Center website, http://conservationlawcenter.org/

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