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Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems Seeks a Transactional Clinical Staff Attorney

June 20, 2013           


CONTACT: Laurie Ristino, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, Vermont Law School

Phone: (802) 831-1230, Email:

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt.-The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School announced it is hiring a Transactional Clinical Staff Attorney to join the Center's staff. The newly created position will work as a lawyer and teacher to work with students, the CAFS LLM Fellow, and other faculty to develop legal tools and resources to support sustainable food systems.

The position will include researching and writing novel legal tools and translating those tools through social media, web resources, and in-person trainings as well as outreach to local, regional, and national organizations to create strategic partnerships to amplify CAFS's progressive work. Additionally, the position will entail developing funding sources, such as grant writing, in collaboration with the CAFS Director, Associate Director, and other staff. Teaching responsibilities include supervising students on projects and collaborating and assisting CAFS faculty in teaching and evaluation. 

The position requires a minimum of two to three years of relevant legal experience, demonstrated commitment to sustainable food and agriculture, excellent analytical, research, and writing skills, and an interest in mentoring students. Currently, the position is for one year, with additional years dependent on future funding.

The Center for Agriculture and Foods Systems seeks to develop the next generation of sustainable foods and agriculture law and policy leaders, while providing legal and policy resources and solutions to help build sustainable local and regional food systems. In addition to offering an expanding curriculum in food and agriculture law and policy at Vermont Law School, CAFS supports scholars and practitioners in producing practical, robust scholarship for use by the food and agricultural community.

For more information, please visit under Employment Opportunities. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Human Resources, Vermont Law School, P.O. Box 96, South Royalton, VT 05068 or to