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Earthrise is hiring a 2020 legal fellow!

December 19, 2019

Earthrise Law Center is seeking a 2020 (or December 2019) law school graduate to be a Founder’s Legacy legal fellow starting in late August 2020.  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. 


  • December 2019 or Spring 2020 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, diversity statement, and a writing sample to Please submit your application as one PDF document.

Deadline: 5:00 pm Friday, January 17th, 2020. 

Salary: $42,000, including benefits. 

For additional information, visit You can also contact Earthrise Co-Directors, Tom Buchele (, and Allison LaPlante (; or Morgan Staric (, and Dani Replogle (, Earthrise’s two current legal fellows.