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Senior Attorney OR Staff Attorney

EDC a nonprofit, public interest environmental law firm
headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, is seeking applicants to fill a full-time Senior
Attorney or Staff Attorney position and join our other three attorneys. The position is available
now, and will remain open until filled. For complete job description and to apply click here.



Thank you for your interest. We do not have any internship positions available at this time. Please do check back frequently. We will post them as positions open up.




join-our-team2Law Clerk Program

EDC hires law students for summer clerkships as well as externships during the regular school year.  Law clerks and externs are involved in substantive activities such as conducting legal research; drafting memos and pleadings; participating in client meetings, strategy discussions and negotiations; appearing before public agencies; and observing court arguments.  EDC attorneys involve students in every aspect of actual cases. 

Desired Qualifications:
2L students with a background or interest in environmental law, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest work.

Application Procedure:
Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and three references to: Law Clerk Coordinator at kquarles@environmentaldefensecenter.org

Preferred deadline for 2L applicants is Friday, October 21; applications may be submitted earlier and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Preferred deadline for 1L applicants is January 1; applications may be submitted earlier and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications for semester-length externships are accepted anytime, and evaluated on a rolling basis.

A Stipend and/or housing assistance may be available.

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