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Clinical Instructor

Animal Law & Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School

Animal Law & Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School

United States (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal







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About the Role

During the academic year, the Clinical Instructor will supervise and assess the work of up to eight Harvard Law School students per semester, which involves meeting regularly with students to discuss case strategy; reviewing and editing students’ written work; accompanying students to any court, legislative, or administrative hearing; and providing regular feedback, both written and oral, on their performance. The Clinical Instructor will meet regularly with the Clinic Director to share information and strategies and help teach the weekly two-hour Clinic Seminar. The Clinical Instructor additionally will be expected to collaborate on and participate in initiatives of the entire HLS Clinical Program, including orientation, trainings, and retreats. During summer transitions between academic years, the Clinical Instructor will be responsible for managing any ongoing projects and cases.

About the Organisation

The Clinic focuses on the following core areas: federal animal welfare enforcement (captive animals); wildlife and biodiversity; and farmed animal welfare with a global focus. Through the Clinic, students are introduced to a range of federal and state laws that impact animals, including the Endangered Species Act, the Animal Welfare Act, the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Students learn how to advance the interests of animals through litigation, administrative rulemaking, policy initiatives, and other legal advocacy avenues.

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