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Summer 2016 Law Clerk

Posting: SUMMER 2016 LAW CLERK

Employer: NY/NJ Baykeeper and Hackensack Riverkeeper

52 West Front Street

Keyport, NJ 07735

Contact: Andrea Leshak

Description: NY/NJ Baykeeper and Hackensack Riverkeeper, both members of the Waterkeeper Alliance, work to preserve, protect and restore the ecosystems associated with the greater New York City Harbor and the Hackensack River respectively. These organizations seek a law clerk to work under their shared staff attorney. The applicant will have the opportunity to gain legal experience – including litigation support, legal research, advocacy and fieldwork – for two of the preeminent advocacy groups working in the waters around New York City. The position is full-time commencing May 2016. Ideally, the clerk would work in both offices, as well as frequently make trips to both Trenton and New York City. Baykeeper’s office is in Keyport; Hackensack Riverkeeper’s office is in Hackensack.

Qualifications: The ideal applicant will have a demonstrated interest in environmental protection and advocacy work in an urban ecosystem, with a high level of achievement in related coursework. Excellent writing and research skills are appreciated. Some familiarity with environmental law, including the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act and/or CERCLA, is helpful. Applications from first year students are acceptable, but applicants with environmental coursework or another source of knowledge of federal environmental law would be preferred.

Salary: Small Stipend available. Organizations willing to work with applicant on student aid/course credit opportunities.

Application Process: Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and transcript by e-mail to Please advise if you are seeking aid from your school in conjunction with the application.

Deadline: 02/19/2016. Applications considered on a rolling basis.