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Job Openings at Appalachian School of Law

Position: Associate or Assistant Professor
Employer: Appalachian School of Law

The Appalachian School of Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for a full time faculty position within ASL’s Natural Resources Law program.  We will consider applicants with interests and/or experience in oil, gas and coal law; utilities regulation; environmental law and policy; renewable energy and sustainability; water law; land use; energy markets; and other traditional and nontraditional subject areas within the broad contours of a natural resources program.

Applicants should have a J.D. or equivalent law degree, a record of high academic achievement, and a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and in scholarly productivity. Relevant experience in private practice, government service or a judicial clerkship is preferred.  Hiring rank and salary will be commensurate with the background and experience of the applicant.

About ASL and the Natural Resources Law Program:

ASL exists to provide opportunity for people from Appalachia and beyond to realize their dreams of practicing law and bettering their communities. We attract a qualified, diverse and dedicated student body, many of whom will remain in the region after graduation and serve as legal counselors, advocates, judges, mediators, community leaders, and public officials. We offer a nationally recruited, diverse, and well-qualified faculty, a rigorous program for the professional training of lawyers and a comprehensive law library. The program emphasizes professional responsibility, dispute resolution, and practice skills, with specialties in natural resources law and criminal law. The ASL community is an exciting, student-centered environment that emphasizes honesty, integrity, fairness, and respect for others. We also emphasize community service and provide a resource for people, the Bar, courts and other institutions of the region.

ASL has developed an emphasis in Natural Resources and Energy Law, due in part to ASL’s location in southwestern Virginia, the heart of the Appalachian gas- and coal-producing region.  The ASL Natural Resources Law Program’s mission is to train attorneys to navigate the increasingly complex world of natural resources law in terms of energy production, conservation, and improving sustainability. At the center of this mission is ASL’s commitment to offer a place for rational discussion, intelligent debate, and collaboration to foster cutting-edge programs and innovative scholarship with the ultimate goal to make students more effective and scientifically grounded policymakers and advocates.

This institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, religion, national and ethnic origin, age, veteran status or political affiliation.  We strongly encourage women, minorities and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply.

To learn more about our Law School, please visit us at http://www.asl.edu.

To apply:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references to us by email at personnel@asl.edu.

Position: Natural Resources Law Teaching Fellow
Employer: Appalachian School of Law

The Appalachian School of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for a full-time position as a Natural Resources Law Teaching Fellow.  The Fellow position is 12 months, with a mutual option to extend the position for a second year.

This is a unique opportunity for a recent law school graduate or transitioning attorney with an interest in energy, environmental and/or natural resources law.  The Fellow will perform a wide variety of tasks under the broad supervision of the Director of the Natural Resources Law Center.  The responsibilities of, and opportunities for, the Fellow position include the following:

  • Design and create marketing materials for use on the ASL web site, and recruitment and promotional efforts;
  • Teach or assist in teaching at least one natural resources law related course;
  • Develop relationships with strategic partners in the energy, environmental and natural resources fields;
  • Maintain, identify and develop externship and competitive internship sites for law students in the summers, as well as scholarship opportunities;
  • Contribute to the academic scholarship of Natural Resources Law professors, and assist with class presentations and moot court teams;
  • Have the opportunity to create original scholarship and engage in networking, to attend and/or audit courses, and to attend conferences, field trips and other events (travel expenses to certain conferences are paid at the discretion of the Dean);
  • Coordinate seminars, speakers, events and field trips sponsored by the Center;
  • Generate interest in energy, environmental and natural resources law among the student body, and coordinate with related student organizations;
  • Participate in the strategic planning efforts of the Natural Resources Law Center, including attending committee meetings;
  • Prepare reports for the ASL Board of Trustees and press releases on events and achievements within the ASL Natural Resources Law community;
  • Perform such other administrative duties as may be required by the Center.

The ideal candidate will have a J.D. degree with a demonstrated interest in energy, environmental and/or natural resources law.  The candidate should be creative, passionate and disciplined, with the ability to strategically formulate program components, complete tasks with minimal supervision, and follow through on networking and administrative aspects of projects.  The candidate should have the maturity to be able to coordinate with business and academic leaders, and to work independently.  The candidate must also be approachable by students and law school applicants.  Finally, the ideal candidate should have the desire and drive to carve out a niche for himself or herself in the law school and larger community, to shape the Fellow position, and to assume greater responsibility over time.

About ASL and the Natural Resources Law Program:

ASL exists to provide opportunity for people from Appalachia and beyond to realize their dreams of practicing law and bettering their communities. We attract a qualified, diverse and dedicated student body, many of whom will remain in the region after graduation and serve as legal counselors, advocates, judges, mediators, community leaders, and public officials. We offer a nationally recruited, diverse, and well-qualified faculty, a rigorous program for the professional training of lawyers and a comprehensive law library. The program emphasizes professional responsibility, dispute resolution, and practice skills, with specialties in natural resources law and criminal law. The ASL community is an exciting, student-centered environment that emphasizes honesty, integrity, fairness, and respect for others. We also emphasize community service and provide a resource for people, the Bar, courts and other institutions of the region.

ASL has developed an emphasis in Natural Resources and Energy Law, due in part to ASL’s location in southwestern Virginia, the heart of the Appalachian gas- and coal-producing region.  The ASL Natural Resources Law Program’s mission is to train attorneys to navigate the increasingly complex world of natural resources law in terms of energy production, conservation, and improving sustainability. At the center of this mission is ASL’s commitment to offer a place for rational discussion, intelligent debate, and collaboration to foster cutting-edge programs and innovative scholarship with the ultimate goal to make students more effective and scientifically grounded policymakers and advocates.

This institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, religion, national and ethnic origin, age, veteran status or political affiliation.  We strongly encourage women, minorities and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply.

To learn more about our Law School, please visit us at http://www.asl.edu.

To apply:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references to us by email at personnel@asl.edu.

 

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