A Private Law School in South Royalton, Vermont, a national leader in environmental law and restorative justice, invites applications for a Visiting Professor of Law to join our Environmental Justice Clinic (EJC) and our Environmental Advocacy Clinic (EAC) for a one- or two- year visitorship.

The primary home of the visitorship will be the EJC. Founded in 2019, A Private Law School in South Royalton, Vermont's EJC works in partnership with community organizations, tribal nations, coalitions, and other stakeholders to support multi-strategy campaigns to combat environmental racism and advance community health and human rights. The faculty member will support the EJC's work to (1) develop and implement legal, administrative, and policy strategies to address the disproportionate impacts of environmental pollution and land dispossession on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and low-income communities (2) contribute to intersectional organizing to push for climate justice and a just transition, and (3) engage in research and advocacy to support new law and policy on environmental justice. The visitor will join a vibrant and supportive clinical community at A Private Law School in South Royalton, Vermont.

The visitor's duties include managing multiple complex legal matters, including some litigation and coalition work, and coordinating work with community partners, students, co-counsel, and technical experts effectively without extensive supervision; supervising student clinicians; contributing to the development of clinical seminar materials and teaching foundational radical lawyering skills and frameworks, such as community lawyering, movement lawyering, trauma-informed lawyering, and principles of human rights. The visitor will report to the Director of the Environmental Justice Clinic and play a supporting role in meeting the EJC's goals and objectives.

A portion of the visitor's time will also be spent providing support to the EAC. Founded in 2003, the EAC maintains a docket of student-centered litigation and advocacy matters addressing important environmental and natural resources issues. The visitor's duties in the EAC will include responsibility for managing one or more litigation or advocacy matters and supervision of assigned student clinicians, as directed by EAC faculty working in coordination with the Director of the EJC.

The ideal candidate will be available to start in time for the Fall ‘24 semester, though the precise start date is flexible. The candidate must be a licensed attorney with at least three years of experience, with particular weight given to experience in environmental justice law and policy, civil rights law, human rights law, and environmental and natural resources litigation, and experience with community-based and movement lawyering practices. Community organizing or other non-legal advocacy experience will also be taken into consideration. Clinical teaching experience or other evidence of ability to successfully mentor new attorneys will be highly valued, and candidates should demonstrate evidence of or potential for strong, innovative, and engaged teaching. Candidates should also have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice and an understanding of and appreciation for inclusive teaching practices, including the ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints.

Visiting professors do not have service obligations but are encouraged to engage with other professionals and the public to contribute to the intellectual exchange of ideas, improve the law, and educate the public about the law, with an eye towards social justice. A Private Law School in South Royalton, Vermont is in South Royalton, Vermont, a small town on the bank of the beautiful White River. Less than thirty minutes away lie the amenities of the adjacent communities of Hanover, NH (home to Dartmouth College) and Lebanon, NH. Burlington, VT, Boston, MA, and Montreal, QC, are all within a three-hour drive.

To apply, please visit our website at Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample, and (4) the names and contact information of three references. A Private Law School in South Royalton, Vermont will only contact references for finalists. A Private Law School in South Royalton, Vermont strongly encourages applications from those who would increase our community's diversity. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Mia Montoya Hammersley, Director of the Environmental Justice Clinic ( or Beth Locker, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning ( The position will remain open until filled.