Environmental and Natural Resources Law Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar

Each year, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College”s Natural Resources Law Institute accepts applications for its Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar position. Graduating law students and practitioners are welcome to apply for a one-year term which begins in late August. Law faculty on sabbatical may choose a one-semester or one-year term to coincide with the term of their sabbatical.

The Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar position provides the opportunity to research and write an article or other scholarly piece on a topic of the Scholar’s  choice in the environmental or natural resources fields in an idyllic setting. The article is expected to be published in our nationally-recognized law review, Environmental Law. The Scholar also participates in the LL.M. seminar and faculty and student colloquia and, depending on interest and experience, may teach a class or seminar in the environmental/natural resources curriculum and contribute in other ways to the law school community.  The position is ideal for an environmental law professor who would like the opportunity to spend his or her sabbatical in an engaging and dynamic setting with plenty of quiet time for research and writing or a practitioner interested in experiencing an academic environment.

Lewis & Clark Law School is located in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Our campus is in a stunning wooded setting adjacent to a state wilderness park and provides a peaceful setting for concentrated research and writing. Our diverse and talented natural resources faculty provide an opportunity for the exchange of stimulating ideas and scholarship.

The Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar receives a stipend of $25,000, plus contribution towards benefits. The Scholar will have his or her own office in the law school’s “green” building and access to our excellent library.

To apply, please submit the *following by March 3* (in any year), to Janice Weis, Associate Dean and Director, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program:

  1. C.V.*
  2. Letter explaining your interest in the Scholar position, describing how you propose to contribute to the Law School’s environmental and natural resources community, and your qualifications to make such a contribution*
  3. Explanation of proposed research*
  4. Official law school transcript
  5. Writing sample: copies of published articles or publishable papers (no more than two)
  6. Three letters of reference (professional or academic)

*Law faculty may apply at any time as needed to plan for a future sabbatical
and need only submit items 1-3.

For further information, please contact:
Janice Weis or Linda D’Agostino-Long
(503) 768-6649 or 768-6784