Are you an HLS student who is interested in getting involved at the Environmental & Energy Law Program? We have the following paid RA positions open, or if you have an idea for a project, let us know

Corporations and Climate Project

We’re seeking research assistants to work on our Corporations and Climate Project. EELP is working to identify and analyze potential legal issues around including more robust discussion of climate risks and opportunities in corporate financial disclosures. This work could evolve into a broader array of research issues around corporations and their engagement on climate risks.

Interested candidates should email a short statement of interest, CV, short writing sample, and transcript if a returning HLS student to Hana Vizcarra.

Environmental Rollback Tracker

We’re seeking research assistants to join the team that is helping the environmental law community, media, and policymakers stay up to date on the current and developing efforts to roll back environmental and public health regulations. You will help maintain our environmental deregulation tracker by researching and writing short-form articles about regulatory actions affecting air pollution, water quality and land use, as well as fisheries and endangered species management in the US.

If you’d like to apply please email Robin Just with your resume and a brief statement of interest.

State and Local Climate Work

We’re seeking research assistants to work closely with our Climate, Clean Air & Clean Energy Fellow, researching state constitutions, building codes, energy codes, and relevant local laws. The RA will also collaborate on creating a system to organize the different systems of legal authority which will become a crucial piece of a regional handbook project. Energy use in buildings accounts for the vast majority of GHG emissions in cities. As states, counties, cities and towns work to make progress on addressing climate change in the gap of inaction left by the federal government, it’s important to understand the areas where subnational government units can take action and how much authority each entity has over critical areas like efficient use of energy in buildings. This research will culminate in an article to be submitted for publication at the end of November and this work will also serve as the foundation for a larger project- producing regional policy handbooks that explain the legal landscape and potential obstacles for subnational actors who wish to take action on climate.

To apply please email your resume and a brief statement of interest (no more than 5 sentences) to Caitlin McCoy.