Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fellowship: W.Virginia U. College of Law Center for Energy & Sust. Dev. (Deadline Aug. 5)

West Virginia University College of Law
Center for Energy and Sustainable Development
Steptoe & Johnson Fellowship in Energy and Environmental Law and Policy

West Virginia University College of Law’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development is now acceptingapplications for the Steptoe & Johnson Fellowship in Energy and Environmental Law and Policy for the 2013-2014 academic year. This fellowship is a full-time, one-year position (from September 2013 through August 2014). The position involves policy and legal research and writing, and assisting with organizing projects such as conferences and workshops.

The Center for Energy and Sustainable Development is an energy and environmental public policy and research organization at the WVU College of Law. The Center conducts objective, unbiased research and policy analyses, and focuses on promoting practices that will balance the continuing demand for energy resources—and the associated economic benefits—alongside the need to reduce the environmental impacts of developing the earth’s natural resources. One mission of the Center is to train the next generation of energy and environmental attorneys. The Center benefits from being located on the campus of a major research institution, with expanded opportunities for inter-disciplinary research and an integral role for the Center in providing the policy, legal and regulatory analyses to support the technical research being conducted across the WVU campus.

The Steptoe & Johnson Fellow will further the work of the Center by pursuing research on issues relating to energy and environmental law and policy, under the direction of the Center’s Director and the WVU Law faculty associated with the Center. The Fellow will be expected to generate policy-oriented written work to be published through the Center and other venues such as law journals. The Fellow will also assist with projects relating to the Center’s programs, including organizing conferences and other events, and public education and outreach efforts. The Fellow will also be expected to assist with the program implementation of the LL.M. in Energy and Sustainable Development, which will be offered by the WVU College of Law beginning in the 2014-15 academic year (assuming acquiescence by the ABA).

Candidates should possess a J.D. (or equivalent law degree); authorization to practice law from a state bar; a strong academic record; excellent analytical and writing skills; and experience in energy and environmental law or policy. Previous experience in law practice or clinical instruction is preferred but not a necessary qualification.

Applicants should apply through the WVU Research Corporation, for the position of Associate for Energy and Environmental Law & Policy, at*91F693A81A4C351A. Please submit online a letter discussing qualifications and interests, a resume, a law school transcript, and contact information for three references. Any questions about the position should be directed to James M. Van Nostrand, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, at

We will begin reviewing applications on August 5; the position will remain open until filled.

Visit our website at for more information about our programs.

West Virginia University College 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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