Teaching & Research Assistant Openings


Water Security and Sustainability for California (Spring 2015)

The Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) is recruiting paid GSR(s) for Spring of 2015 to work on projects related to water security and sustainability in California, as part of a major new multi-campus initiative. The project will involve research on legal aspects of water allocation and water rights, groundwater management, and/or the use of scientific information in decision-making.

The GSR will have the opportunity to be part of an exciting research effort - the topics are timely and attention-getting, and our approach is designed to inform water and environmental policies.

The GSR will join a collaborative team of CLEE researchers led by Professor Holly Doremus. The GSR will gain experience with legal research, writing, and data analysis, as well as substantive knowledge of environmental law and other legal scholarship. 

Ideal candidates will be rising second- or third-year law students with with law journal/review experience and excellent research, organizational, written and oral communication, task management, and self-guidance abilities. Familiarity with environmental law and/or water law and/or administrative law is a plus.

Interested applicants are invited to email their resumes and a brief cover letter to Hailey Anderson, Center Administrator, at handerson@law.berkeley.edu. Cover letters should explain relevant skills and experiences as they relate to the Center’s mission and programs.

This is a part-time, paid position. Time commitment is negotiable up to 24%. 
About the Wheeler Institute at CLEE

The Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy develops interdisciplinary solutions to ensure clean water for California. Established in 2012 at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at Berkeley Law, the Institute conducts projects at the intersection of law, policy and science. 

The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at Berkeley Law educates the next generation of environmental leaders and develops policy solutions to pressing environmental and energy issues. The Center’s current initiatives focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, advancing the transition to renewable energy, and ensuring clean water for California's future.

Field Placement Program

Semester Field Placements (ongoing)

Students receive academic credit for working with supervising attorneys in public interest organizations or government agencies. There are presently 100 Bay Area field placements on the Law School’s Approved Placement List.  Please speak with Sue Schechter, Field Placement Director, at (510) 643-7387 or by email at sschechter@law.berkeley.edu, with any questions you may have.  Also, check the field placement site for any updates. 

Approved environmental placements include, but are not limited to:

  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Communities for a Better Environment
  • Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund
  • Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund - International Program
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Natural Heritage Institute
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Sierra Club Conservation Legal Program
  • California Attorney General - Enironmental Section