Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fellowship: 1-year fellowship at UC Berkeley Law's Wheeler Institute for Water Law and Policy (Early application recommended, Deadline 8/15)

Looks like a great fellowship at Berkeley Law. Given the August start date, it would seem prudent to apply as soon as possible (regardless of formal deadline) in order to ensure full consideration.

By the way, reason for my radio silence for past month is that I have been grading/away/out of country, but back now.

The Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy at Berkeley Law is recruiting a Water Law & Policy Fellow. for 2013-2014 with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The position offers great opportunities for a motivated attorney or recent law grad with interest in environmental and/or water law. We would appreciate if you would circulate the attached announcement to qualified potential candidates and relevant networks. 

More information is also available at the following links:  

Applications should be submitted online through the links above. Questions.should be directed to Mike Kiparsky, Associate Director, Wheeler Institute for Water Law and Policy, 
University of California, Berkeley, 510-643-6044 (office), 415-806-6656 (mobile),

Position:     Wheeler Water Law & Policy Fellow
Location:    Berkeley, CA
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Start Date:  August 2013

This is a 100% time, one-year term contract position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Overview: The Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy is seeking to hire a Research Fellow.
The Wheeler Institute is a research and policy center within the Center for Law, Energy and the
Environment (CLEE) at the UC Berkeley School of Law. The UC Berkeley Law School benefits
from one of the finest environmental law programs in the nation, and the Wheeler Institute
leverages the intellectual resources of the Berkeley Law faculty and students in furtherance of
applied scholarship in a variety of environmental and energy law and policy areas. CLEE’s
research priorities include climate change, environmental governance questions, disaster law,
water allocation and governance questions, and alternative energy strategies.
For more information on CLEE, see If you have
questions about the position, contact

Primary Responsibilities:  The Fellow’s primary responsibilities will include:

 Working with Berkeley Law faculty and staff, and with collaborators at other institutions, to develop research topics in water resources, with a focus on California issues;
 Researching and writing white papers of publishable quality for policy-focused audiences, under the direction of faculty and staff;
 Possible interdisciplinary collaboration on complex issues at the intersection of emerging science and policy;
 Assisting Center staff in organizing and running one or more workshops with California water leaders, policymakers and academics;
 Speaking at workshops, to the academic community and the press about research initiatives;
 Assisting with other necessary aspects of workshop and report production. 


 A JD or equivalent is required, and experience in water law, science, or policy is
 Excellent research, analytical and writing skills;
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
 Organizational skills;
 Self-starter able to prioritize and function both independently and collaboratively;
 Willingness to travel occasionally within California. The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge at the intersection of law,
science, and policy and the ability to work with people from a variety of disciplinary
backgrounds and policy perspectives.


The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at

Application Procedure:

To apply please go to the following link:
Applications should include in pdf format a cover letter, CV, writing sample and three reference
names with email addresses. Early applications are encouraged. The final deadline for
applications is August 15, 2013.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

No comments: