Law Clerk - Winter/Spring
The Center for Biological Diversity is currently looking for a part-time law clerk for Winter/Spring 2024 to work in the Center's Energy Justice Program, based in Washington, DC. Commitment would be 15-20 hours/week. Remote work is an option for this clerkship.General Overview: The Energy Justice Program works on cutting-edge issues concerning the clean energy transition, including combating utility and other industry obstacles to clean energy, and advancing the transformative energy policies critical for the planet and species.
More details at biologicaldiversity.org/programs/energy-justice. Law clerks work on litigation and policy projects in support of the Program's advocacy efforts, assisting with litigation, administrative advocacy, and policy development.Main duties:* Conduct legal research and writing, including preparing legal memos, assisting with brief writing, preparing filings, investigating new projects, and drafting official policy comments.* May have opportunities to present at administrative hearings, and observe court arguments or agency proceedings.Areas in which skills and experience will be gained:* Clerks will gain experience in environmental advocacy, particularly in the energy transition area, drawing on litigation, science, media, and grassroots organizing strategies.Qualifications:* Must be a 2L or 3L law student during winter/spring 2024, or a student pursuing their LLM, to be eligible;* Strong legal research and writing skills;* Background or experience in energy, environmental, and/or administrative law preferredApplication process: Please upload your cover letter explaining your interest in working in the Center's Energy Justice Program, resume, writing sample (no longer than 10 pages), transcript (unofficial is fine) and two names of references as a single document via our website. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. You will be notified if you are selected for an interview.Law clerks seeking school credit must present documentation regarding their university's policy regarding compensation to be eligible for payment through the Center for Biological Diversity.The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures.
We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.We are an equal opportunity employer.
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