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Climate, Clean Air, and Energy Fellow, Harvard Law School Environmental & Energy Law Program

Harvard Law School’s Environmental and Energy Law Program (EELP) is seeking a Fellow in Climate, Clean Air, and Energy. The Fellow will work closely with the Executive Director and collaborate with the Director of the Electricity Law Initiative and the Communications Director, and can expect occasional interactions with, and assignments from, the program’s faculty directors.

The Fellow will work with colleagues on current projects including ongoing activities to monitor Trump Administration actions to withdraw, delay or modify environmental regulations and to alter certain practices of the Environmental Protection Agency. At the same time, the Fellow will work with colleagues in some cases, and independently and on his/her own initiative in other cases, to develop new projects addressing the universe of legal issues that may confront subnational actors, such as state and local governments and businesses, pursuing initiatives to advance climate, clean energy and air quality progress.

The bulk of the Fellow’s work will be researching and producing white papers, short and medium format articles and, occasionally, lengthier pieces for academic law journals, as well as other communications products, including oral presentations. Where appropriate the Fellow will help with the organization of, and participate in, convenings of, academics and practitioners who share interest and expertise in the topics on which the Fellow is focusing. The Fellow may also be called on to oversee the work of HLS students providing research assistance and, on occasion, to travel for meetings and public speaking events.  The Fellow can expect a significant amount of informal interaction with practitioners and stakeholders active in the legal and policy areas on which the Fellow will be focusing.  Some evening and weekend work may be required from time to time.

Basic Qualifications

This Fellowship is open to those with between 3 and 7 years of work experience since earning their JDs, are members in good standing of a state bar and have spent their professional time since graduation performing legal work in relevant subject matter areas. Learn more and apply here.

Fellow, Harvard Law School Environmental & Energy Law Program

Harvard Law School’s Environmental and Energy Law Program is seeking a Law Fellow to perform diverse research, writing and stakeholder engagement activities. S/he will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Electricity Law Initiative Director, and Communications Director and with student Research Assistants to advance rigorous legal analyses and innovative policy proposals on cutting-edge environmental issues.

Reporting to the Executive Director the Law Fellow will be tasked with: researching and writing on salient legal issues; coordinating research activities with student Research Assistants and outside partners; crafting outreach and information dissemination strategies including the use of social media; editing written and online materials to establish common voice; and developing and managing environmental policy events on campus and on Capitol Hill.

Based on the fast-paced and changing needs of the Environmental and Energy Law Program, the Law Fellow may be called upon for other tasks at short notice. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Travel opportunities may arise and the Law Fellow may find him/herself performing other duties as necessary.

Basic Qualifications

J.D. degree (within the last 3 years) and admission to state bar required. At least 2 years practicing law, with a strong preference for experience in energy, environmental, and/or administrative law. Learn more and apply here.

Tom Barron Fellowships for Summer work in Public Interest Environmental Law, Harvard Law School Environmental & Energy Law Program

The Environmental & Energy Law Program is offering five fellowships up to $10,000.00 to Harvard Law School students doing work within the public interest environmental law field during the summer of 2018. Qualifying work could include positions at government entities, NGOs, or other public interest organizations working on issues such as climate change, energy regulation, land acquisition and management, pollution control, carbon policy, environmental justice, water quality, or biodiversity conservation. This is not an exclusive list of employers or fields, and students are invited to think broadly about work that might qualify.

Applicants should be students who are returning to HLS in the fall of 2018. Experience with environmental law is not a requirement for the fellowship, and those new to the field are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should first secure their summer position, and then apply for the fellowship; applications by students who have not secured a summer position will not be considered. Applications should include: a description of the organization where the student will be employed, a brief description of the summer projects the applicant will undertake, the name of the applicant’s supervisor, a resume, transcript, and a statement of interest conveying the reasons why the applicant was drawn to the job and any background the applicant has in environmental law. Applications should be submitted by March 23rd to Kathy Curley at curley@law.harvard.edu. Successful applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.

Questions regarding the Tom Barron Fellowships should be directed to curley@law.harvard.edu.

Clinical Fellow, Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School is accepting applications for a clinical fellow. The fellow will work with the Clinic Director and staff attorneys on a broad array of environmental and natural resource cases and projects and assist with the supervision of the students working in the clinic. Candidates must have earned a J.D. no more than 3 years ago, have at least 1 year of relevant experience, and be admitted to a state bar. The start date is flexible. Learn more and apply here.

State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, NYU School of Law

Position: Staff Attorney

Location: Washington, DC

Term: Limited term appointment

Summary

The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center (“State Impact Center”) at the NYU School of Law supports State Attorneys General (“AGs”) in defending and promoting clean energy, climate and environmental laws and policies.  The non-partisan State Impact Center provides assistance to AGs in a number of ways, including:

  • Providing legal assistance to interested AGs on specific administrative, judicial or legislative matters involving clean energy, climate change, and environmental interests of regional and national significance;
  • Working with interested AGs to identify and hire NYU Fellows who will serve as Special Assistant AGs in State AG offices, focusing on clean energy, climate, and environmental matters;
  • Helping to coordinate efforts across multiple State AG offices, and with other parties that may be aligned with their interests;
  • Identifying and coordinating pro bono representation for AGs;
  • Serving as a centralized source of information for on-going Attorneys General initiatives and helping to enhance the public’s understanding of the importance of the clean energy, climate change and environmental matters that AGs are pursuing.

A five member Advisory Council provides advice and oversight to the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center.  This Council is chaired by Ricky Revesz, Lawrence King professor of law and dean emeritus at NYU Law.  Its members include State Impact Center Executive Director David J. Hayes; Daniel Firger of the environment program at Bloomberg Philanthropies; Anne Milgram, former attorney general for New Jersey and now professor of practice and distinguished scholar in residence at NYU Law; and Bruce Babbitt, former attorney general and governor of Arizona and secretary of the Interior during the Clinton Administration.

The State Impact Center is recruiting one staff attorney to be located in Washington, D.C.  We are seeking motivated individuals who want to gain valuable experience in clean energy, climate change, and progressive environmental legal issues.  The Staff Attorney will have the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the Center’s activities, including collaboratively working with state AG offices on active and pending litigation, participating in federal rulemaking processes, and researching current legal issues.

The ideal candidate will have experience with federal environmental clean energy, climate and environmental law and policy through extensive coursework, clinic and/or work experience; a commitment to progressive environmental causes; and demonstrated enthusiasm for working in a small-team, entrepreneurial office setting.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct legal research on issues related to clean energy, climate change, and the environment using multiple research resources
  • Draft legal memoranda and other documents outlining relevant issues
  • Review relevant case materials, such as briefings and opinions, to identify key legal issues for attention
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements and qualifications:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and admitted to practice in Washington, DC
  • Excellent writing, editing, research, advocacy, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with clean energy, climate change and environmental law and policies
  • Understanding of relevant federal government agencies and processes
  • Comfort working under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well within a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to proactively manage many simultaneous issues, multitask, and prioritize

Interested candidates can apply by sending a resume and cover letter to stateimpactcenter@nyu.edu

Senior Attorney, Junior Attorney at Center for Applied Environmental Law & Policy

The newly established non-partisan Center for Applied Environmental Law & Policy (CAELP) seeks to further innovation and progress in environmental law and policy so that it can best serve its purpose—protecting individuals, communities, and natural systems from environmental threats and making the often hidden costs of environmental harms visible and salient. CAELP seeks and welcomes collaboration with all those similarly dedicated to this purpose.

There are multiple openings at CAELP, including Senior and Junior Attorney. For more information on eligibility and how to apply see this page