The Environmental Law Institute believes that environmental law, policy, and management are strongest when they include and reflect a diverse set of perspectives. To this end, and with generous support from Beveridge & Diamond PC, our summer law clerk program provides funding dedicated to students from traditionally underrepresented perspectives, including minority students and students from disadvantaged households.
ELI summer law clerks, including the Beveridge & Diamond Diversity Law Clerk, work closely with ELI experts on domestic and international projects spanning ELI’s full range of expertise. Law clerks may also assist in the editing and production of ELI publications, such as the Environmental Law Reporter. Law clerks provide crucial support for ELI projects and publications by conducting legal and policy research, drafting memoranda, attending and reporting on briefings and current events, and assisting in the preparation of reports and other published materials.
We encourage law clerks to supplement their work experience by attending the many lunchtime seminars and events that ELI hosts during the summer, as well as social and networking opportunities provided by ELI and our partners.
Stipend: The clerk will be paid $5,000 for the summer, and must commit to working with ELI for at least 10 weeks. This opportunity is not available during the school year.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit an application to [email protected]. Please include a cover letter, resume (including college and law school GPAs), list of references, law school transcript (or undergraduate transcript if a 1L), and writing sample. Cover letters should state how candidates will contribute to the diversity of environmental law, management, and policy. Eligibility is limited to students currently enrolled in law school.
Deadline: Applications for summer 2021 are being accepted on a rolling basis.