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Earthrise is hiring a Legal Fellow

March 15, 2018

Earthrise Law Center is seeking a 2018 Lewis & Clark Law School graduate to be a Founder’s Legacy legal fellow starting in late August 2018. This is a temporary, two-year fellowship with no option for extension.

Earthrise has a full docket of exciting and complex litigation covering a broad spectrum of environmental laws and issues. For example, currently Earthrise staff and students are working on cases involving endangered species, water quality standards, forest protection, energy infrastructure, and more. The fellow will assist Earthrise faculty members and staff attorneys in all aspects of their litigation matters, including case development, motions practice, communicating with clients and expert witnesses, discovery, oral argument, and settlement. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with and learn from attorneys who are dedicated both to public interest environmental litigation and to training new lawyers on how to be successful advocates. The fellow will also work to develop his or her own cases.

Earthrise is looking for a smart, enthusiastic, hard-working person with a positive attitude and a desire to have a career in the public interest environmental legal field.


• 2018 Lewis & Clark Law School graduate
• Will be licensed to practice in Oregon within 1 year
• Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
• Demonstrated commitment to public interest environmental law
• You do not need to have taken the Earthrise clinic course to apply for this position

To apply: Email a resume, cover letter, transcript, list of three references, and a writing sample to Tom Buchele (Earthrise Clinical Professor and Co-Director), at Please submit your application as one PDF document.

Deadline: 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Salary: Competitive with other public interest fellowship opportunities, including benefits.

For additional information, visit You can also contact Tom Buchele or Doug DeRoy ( and Kathryn Roberts (, Earthrise’s two current legal fellows.

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