The CLC is seeking applicants for two Graduate Fellow Attorney positions, one in Bloomington, and one in Indianapolis.
The CLC employs Graduate Fellow Attorneys to assist in its conservation law practice. The practice includes litigation, conservation transactions, the preparation of comments on proposed agency actions and rules, research, and analysis of legislation. Fellows also assist as needed in all aspects of the operation of the CLC. Graduate Attorney Fellowships begin with a one year term, with a second year possible at the option of the Fellow, depending on interest, and the CLC, depending on performance. The CLC executive director, W. William Weeks, and Staff Attorney Jeffrey B. Hyman supervise Fellows, but Fellows are expected to assume substantial responsibility for their own work. Graduate Fellow Attorneys also work with law students and administrative staff.
Fellowships are generally offered to graduating law students or recent law school graduates with outstanding credentials who are committed to conservation. Strong candidates have excellent legal research, writing and analytical skills. Candidates with special interest in the environment and conservation in Indiana receive a preference for selection as McKinney Fellows and placement in our Indianapolis office. We expect Fellows to be licensed to practice law within several months of their employment by the Center.
The annual salary for the first year Fellows is $39,000, plus benefits. An increase is possible for second year Fellows. Conservation Law Fellows work an average of 35 hours per week, although representation of clients requires that Fellows work more than that during some weeks.
Applicants for the fellowship to be located in Bloomington, or the McKinney Fellowship in Indianapolis should send a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample of no more than 2 pages, and references to The Conservation Law Center at 116 South Indiana, Suite 4, Bloomington, IN 47408, or respond by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants for the McKinney Fellowship should also address the question of interest in Indiana environment and conservation. Applications received by April 7, 2017 will receive full consideration.
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