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Clinical Assistant Professor
Vermont Law School

  • Nov. 10, 2017
  • Dec. 31, 2017
  • Summer of 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Law - General
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VERMONT LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to lead the Food and Agriculture Clinic (Clinic) and work on innovative legal projects with the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS). In the Clinic, the professor will guide students in using law and policy to improve the food system. Through CAFS, he or she will also help oversee and implement grant-funded legal and policy projects around food and agriculture, working collaboratively with the CAFS team. The anticipated starting date of this position is the summer of 2018.

Responsibilities include

  • develop innovative legal tools to improve food and agriculture,
  • translate those tools for broad use (e.g., through social media, web resources, and in-person trainings),
  • direct representation and supervision of students in the provision of legal services,
  • outreach to local, regional, national and international organizations to create strategic partnerships that amplify our progressive work, and fund development to support the Center’s work.


  • A minimum of 5 years of legal experience
  • Clinical teaching experience
  • Experience and interest in mentoring and supervising students
  • A demonstrated commitment to public interest work – a background in food and agriculture is desirable but not required
  • Excellent legal analysis, research, and writing
  • High degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Creativity and flexibility in approaching and solving problems
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Bar membership

Vermont Law School is the top-ranked school for environmental law in the country. Our graduates become attorneys and environmental professionals who work across the country and the globe. We offer a rich array of environmental courses and a range of degrees including a Masters and LLM in Food and Agriculture Law and Policy and a Masters and LLM in Energy Regulation and Law as well as certificates in the JD program in food and agriculture law and energy law. More information about our environmental program is available at

Vermont Law School’s mission is to educate lawyers for the community and the world. The faculty believes that its scholarship, teaching and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities. The law school is dedicated to building a diverse faculty, and it strongly encourages candidates of color, women, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, law school transcript, writing sample and names of three references online here,;jsessionid=EE1FBA4C59028600E04E21F8B09E8583. Materials should be submitted by December 31, 2017, and clearly marked "Food and Agriculture Clinical Assistant Professor," although submissions received after this time may be considered until the position is filled.

  • Vermont Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Contact Information

  • Chantelle Brackett
    Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
    Vermont Law School
    164 Chelsea Street
    PO Box 96
    South Royalton, VT 05068


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