Assistant/Associate Professor of Law and Director, Food and Agriculture Law and Policy Clinic
Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS)
Vermont Law and Graduate School (VLGS), a national leader in environmental law and restorative justice, invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Law and Food and Agriculture Law and Policy Clinic Director. The Clinic is one of a handful of clinics in the country exclusively devoted to providing expertise and assistance to food system stakeholders across the globe.
The Director’s duties include teaching clinic classes year-round to juris doctor, masters, and LLM students and supervising those students in their work on cases and other projects. The Director identifies, connects with, and collaborates with project partners in need of law and policy assistance, and trains and guides students to provide this assistance. The Director is an essential part of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) and works closely with other CAFS team members to help identify, oversee, and implement grant-funded law and policy projects focused on the food system. The Director will join a vibrant and supportive clinical community at VLGS.
The position will start in 2024; the precise start date is flexible. The selected candidate will have a commitment to a sustainable, just and equitable food system. There is a strong preference for candidates with multiple years of experience in food and agricultural/food system law and policy work. The candidate must be a licensed attorney with at least three years of experience who is active and a member in good standing in Vermont or has the ability to waive into Vermont for bar licensing purposes. Clinical teaching experience or other evidence of ability to successfully mentor new attorneys will be highly valued. VLGS will consider applications with broadly defined expertise in food and agricultural law. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of or potential for strong, innovative, and engaged teaching.
In addition to teaching, faculty provide service to VLGS and 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. VLGS 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 https://www.vermontlaw.edu/community/about-vls/employment-opportunities. 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. VLGS will only contact references for finalists. VLGS strongly encourages applications from those who would increase our community’s diversity. Direct inquiries about the position to email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled.