Monday, November 24, 2014

Vermont Law Center for Agriculture and Food Systems: Staff Attorney

Job Title: Staff Attorney position, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, Vermont Law School

Submitted by Laurie Ristino, Director, Center for Agricultural & Food Systems, Vermont Law School
Vermont Law School has a distinguished record of preparing students to serve their clients and the public interest.  As the nation’s leading environmental law and policy program (US News & World Report), we seek to fill the following position:
Transactional Clinical Staff Attorney
This newly created position will work as a lawyer and teacher spearheading the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) work with students, the CAFS LLM Fellow, and other faculty to develop legal tools and resources to support sustainable food systems.  Responsibilities include researching and writing novel legal tools; translating those tools for broad use (through social media, web resources, and in-person trainings); outreach to local, regional and national organizations to create strategic partnerships to amplify our progressive work; and developing funding sources, including grant writing, in collaboration with the Director and Associate Director of CAFS and other staff.  Teaching responsibilities include supervising students on projects & collaborating/assisting the other CAFS faculty in teaching and evaluation.  Requires min 2-3 yrs relevant legal practice exp, demonstrated commitment to sustainable food & agriculture, excellent analytical, research & writing skills, and interest in mentoring students.  This is a one year position, with additional years dependent upon future funding.
For more information on these and other positions, please visit our website under Employment Opportunities.
Send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Human Resources, Vermont Law School, P.O. Box 96, South Royalton, VT 05068 or to
Vermont Law School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workforce.