October 18, 2023

We are hiring a 2024 Founder’s Legacy Legal Fellow

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.


Earthrise Law Center is Hiring Founder’s Legacy Legal Fellows!

We are seeking a 2024 (or December 2023) law school graduate to be a Founder’s Legacy legal fellow starting in late August 2024. This is a temporary, two-year fellowship with no option for extension.

We have 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 fantasticopportunity 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 their own cases.


  • December 2023 or Spring 2024 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

Applications are open and accepted here

Deadline: 11:59pm Sunday, November 5, 2023.

Salary: $50,000, with an increase to $54,000 annually in second year of fellowship, plus benefits


To learn more about the position(s), attend one of our upcoming info sessions:
In person on Monday October 30th at 12:10pm in McCarty Classroom 2
Virtual on Thursday, October 26th at 5:00pm (Meeting ID: 87699594280, Passcode: 840392)