Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fellowship Opportunity: 2-year UCLA Emmett/Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law (Deadline: May 3)

UCLA School of Law’s Emmett/Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy

UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment and Environmental Law Center are now accepting applications for the UCLA Emmett/Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy for the academic years 2013-2015. This fellowship is a full-time, two-year faculty position (approximately August 2013 through July 2015). The position involves policy and legal research and writing, assisting with organizing projects such as conferences and workshops, and teaching.   

The Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment and the Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program are dedicated to creating and advancing law and policy solutions to the climate change crisis and other environmental challenges, and to training the next generation of leaders to address these issues.  The programs foster informed debate and analysis to educate the public, policymakers, business leaders, and others on critical environmental issues. 

The Fellow will further the work of the Programs by pursuing research on issues relating to environmental law and policy, including climate change law and policy, and by generating policy-oriented written work to be published through the Frankel Program, the Emmett Center, and other venues such as law journals.  The Fellow will also assist the Centers’ Executive Directors with projects relating to the Programs’ work, including organizing conferences and other events, and public education and outreach efforts.  In addition to these responsibilities, which will continue year-round, the Fellow will take on teaching responsibilities in environmental law topics.

Candidates should possess a J.D. (or equivalent law degree), earned within the past several years or expected in the spring of 2013; a strong academic record; excellent analytical and writing skills; and demonstrated interest and background in environmental law or policy.  Previous experience in law practice or clinical instruction is preferred but not a necessary qualification.  The salary is anticipated to be approximately $59,000 per year plus a competitive benefits package.

Applicants should apply at Please submit online a letter discussing qualifications and interests, a resume, a law school transcript, and contact information for three references

Application deadline is May 3, 2013 or until the post is filled.

Visit our website at for more information about our programs.

UCLA School of Law is an equal opportunity employer and has a special interest in enriching its intellectual environment through further diversifying the range of perspectives represented within the faculty.

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