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Law Clerk Volunteer (Fall) at Department Of Justice

Law Clerk Volunteer (Fall)

Department Of Justice Washington, DC (Onsite) Full-Time

The Environment and Natural Resources Division, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, enforces federal environmental laws and defends the federal government in complex civil litigation under a broad range of environmental statutes. With offices across the United States, the Division is the Nation's environmental lawyer and the largest environmental law firm in the country.

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* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates

03/21/2023 to 04/22/2023

* Salary

$0 - $0 without compensation

* Pay scale & grade

GS 00

* Help


Many vacancies in the following location:

* Washington

* Remote job


* Telework eligible

Yes-as determined by agency policy. Some limited remote opportunities available.

* Travel Required

Not required

* Relocation expenses reimbursed


* Appointment type

Temporary - Fall 2023

* Work schedule

Multiple Schedules - Full-time or Part-time

* Service


* Promotion potential


* Job family (Series)

0904 Law Clerk

* Supervisory status


* Security clearance


* Drug test


* Position sensitivity and risk

Moderate Risk (MR)

* Trust determination process


* Announcement number


* Control number



This job is open to

* The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Seeking students currently pursuing a law degree.



Our mission is to enforce the Nation's civil and criminal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and hazardous waste laws. Our mission also involves the protection of the Nation's natural resources and handling cases relating to tribal rights and resources. The Division's efforts result in significant public health and other direct benefits to the American people through the reduction of pollution across the Nation and the protection of important natural resources.

The Division is organized into 10 sections:

* Appellate
* Environmental Crimes
* Environmental Defense
* Environmental Enforcement
* Executive Office
* Indian Resources
* Land Acquisition
* Law and Policy
* Natural Resources
* Wildlife and Marine Resources

The Division is also home to the Office of Environmental Justice, established by the Attorney General in 2022 to enhance the Department's efforts to secure environmental justice for all communities. The office works in collaboration with the Civil Rights Division, the Office of Tribal Justice and other partners to coordinate environmental justice activities among Department of Justice components and United States Attorneys' Offices nationwide.

Law clerks assist the Division's lawyers in litigating cases in federal district and appellate courts. Responsibilities typically include conducting legal research and drafting pleadings, discovery documents and legal memoranda dealing with a variety of federal environmental and natural resource issues. The Division handles cases covering a broad spectrum of issues including the listing of endangered species, civil and criminal enforcement of federal pollution control laws, and defense of federal agency actions under environmental and natural resources laws. Law clerks will have the opportunity to observe court hearings, moot courts, and other events that may occur in Washington D.C., such as depositions, settlement conferences, or client meetings.

The ENRD Law Clerk Program not only provides students with invaluable academic and career experience, but also includes benefits such as a mentoring program, social events, training and networking opportunities. Past examples include a lecture program specifically for law clerks with the Attorney General, a meet and greet session with the ENRD Assistant Attorney General and Section Chiefs, a workshop on resumes and interview tips, jobs panels on applying for different government jobs, a career fair, and a trail hike.



Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
* You must successfully complete a background check and drug testing prior to appointment.
* You must have been a resident of the United States for at least 36 months out of the previous 5 years prior to your prospective start date.
* Active-duty military and Foreign Service employees posted abroad are exempt from the above requirement.


The Environment and Natural Resources Division is seeking students with:

* Strong academic accomplishments
* Strong research and writing skills
* An interest in ENRD key areas, litigation, and/or public interest law
* Successful completion of at least one introductory environmental law or administrative law course is beneficial but not required


Must be enrolled in an accredited School of Law and pursuing a course of study to obtain either a J.D. or LL.M. equivalent. This position is only open to law students who will be a 2L or 3L during the Fall 2023 semester.

Additional information

Number of Positions: 20 or More

Relocation Expenses:Relocation expenses not authorized. Some remote opportunities available.

Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.

Suitability and Citizenship:

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Law Clerk Volunteer (Fall) government/non-citizens/).

This and other vacancy announcements can be found under Attorney Vacancies and Volunteer Legal Internships. The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

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* Benefits


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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience you report relative to this position. Paid and unpaid experience will be considered.

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