ELI Diversity Program Law Clerk
Summer 2011

In partnership with Pfizer Inc, Beveridge & Diamond PC, and the American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) seeks applications from law students for two Diversity Program Law Clerk positions. The program’s goal is to encourage additional participation by minority students and students from disadvantaged households in environmental law, policy, and management.

For three decades, ELI has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, both domestically and internationally. ELI’s mission is to protect the environment by improving law, policy, and management. For more information visit .

Law clerks will work on projects involving both domestic and international environmental law. Subject areas include, among others, wetlands and watershed policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity, environmental enforcement, long-term management of hazardous sites, public participation, and international environmental policy. Law clerks conduct legal and policy research, conduct interviews, attend and report on events, and prepare written materials and scholarly work for publication. Part of the summer experience includes opportunities to attend seminars put on by ELI for law students and lawyers.

Law clerks may also assist with the editing and production of ELI’s publications, the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR), the National Wetlands Newsletter (NWN), and The Environmental Forum (TEF), as well as various books. Law clerks support editors of these periodicals by conducting research, bluebooking, monitoring and writing summaries of current events, and engaging in various tasks and special projects on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications: (1) superior research and writing skills; (2) strong academic performance; and (3) strong communication skills. Only students currently enrolled in law school are eligible to apply. Students who will have completed their second year of law school are preferred, though first-year students will also be considered.

Stipend: Diversity law clerks will be paid $5,000 for the summer.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, law school transcript, college and law school GPAs, and writing sample. Cover letters should address the candidates’ personal goals and interests, as well as their experience and interest in environmental law and policy. They should also state how candidates will contribute to the diversity of the environmental law, management, and policy field. Application materials should be submitted to: law. We have extended the deadline for applications for summer 2011 to January 31, 2011.