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University of Miami Law School Environmental Justice Clinic Mysun Foundation Fellow and Lecturer in Coral Gables, Florida

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Mysun Foundation Fellowship, Environmental Justice Clinic

The University of Miami School of Law’s Clinical Program is pleased to announce that it is hiring a Mysun Foundation Fellow in its Environmental Justice Clinic (EJC), one of ten clinics offered at Miami Law. The position is anticipated to begin on August 1, 2023. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and no later than July 1, 2023.

The Fellow will work with the EJC’s Director and Associate Director in implementing the Clinic’s docket, cases, projects, curriculum, teaching, and other activities, gaining experience and expertise in litigation, policy development, and other forms of advocacy. The position is designed for an entry-level lawyer with a deep commitment to environmental justice and its advancement in Miami, the region, and the world. The EJC is engaged in projects and cases before local, state, and federal administrative tribunals and courts, and other domestic and international fora, as well as other forms of advocacy, including factual investigations, report-writing, law reform and legislative initiatives, and community organizing campaigns.

The Fellow will join the vibrant and supportive Miami Law clinical program, currently ranked in the top 30 on U.S. News and World Reports list of best clinical training programs. The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the academic life of the law school and in relevant academic and advocacy conferences and to collaborate with the University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy and Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science (RSMAS).


Applicants required to have

· JD Degree;

· Interest in and commitment to environmental law;

· Enthusiasm for clinical teaching, student development, and training;

· A demonstrated commitment to social justice and public service;

· Strong oral and written communication skills;

· Strong organizational skills; and

· A willingness to sit for the Florida Bar.


Job responsibilities include:

· Work with the Director and Associate Directing in implementing the vision for and docket of the Environmental Justice Clinic, so as to achieve the highest quality legal experience for students, representation for clients, and contribution to the community.

· Contribute to EJC’s teaching and classroom components.

· Engage deeply in several of the Clinic’s claims and projects and participate in supervising students to ensure the highest standards of ethical representation.

· Contribute to the law school, legal education, the legal profession, or the public good, through leadership, service or publications that foster the professional development of our students or advance social justice.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment that is for one year, with the option of renewal for a second year. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays, and much more. For more information, please contact Doug Ruley, the Director of the EJC.

To apply for this position, please submit the following through the University of Miami employment portal (https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/) : (1) resume/CV; (2) statement of interest, including career goals and prior experience providing legal services, teaching, and other relevant experience; (3) a recent writing sample; (4) a list of at least three references and their contact information; and (5) complete law school transcript(s). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, however applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible and no later than July 1, 2023.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here (https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/eo-ada/index.html) for additional information.

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