Assistant/Associate Professor of Law and Director, Farmed Animal Advocacy Clinic (FAAC)
South Royalton, VT Faculty
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Law and Director, Farmed Animal Advocacy Clinic (FAAC)

Farmed Animal Advocacy Clinic (FAAC)


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 Farmed Animal Advocacy Clinic Director. Building on its history as a pioneer in animal law, VLGS recently established an institute centered on the interests of animals and, as part of that institute, a visiting professor launched the Farmed Animal Advocacy Clinic in Fall 2022. VLGS now seeks an experienced litigator and instructor to fill a permanent position as professor and director of the FAAC.

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. Students, through their work with the clinic, represent clients in litigation and undertake policy work and other forms of advocacy. The director will join a vibrant and supportive clinical community and be an essential part of the Animal Law and Policy Institute at VLGS.

The position is scheduled to start July 1, 2024, though the precise start date is flexible. The selected candidate will have a commitment to farmed animal advocacy. There is a strong preference for candidates with multiple years of experience in animal law litigation. The candidate must be a licensed attorney with at least three years of experience who is active and a member of the Vermont bar in good standing or able to waive into the Vermont bar. Clinical teaching experience or other evidence of ability to successfully mentor law students will be highly valued. VLGS will consider applications with broadly defined expertise in animal 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, VT, 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. 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 The position will remain open until filled.  

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