Graduate Teaching Fellowships
Licensed attorneys may apply for a fellowship to work as a colleague and student supervisor in one of the Harrison Institute's policy teams. Fellows work for approximately two years and receive an LLM degree. Fellowship openings depend upon the two-year rotation cycle and whether we have sufficient external funding to offer a position. Presently, we have one fellowship opening in our climate team as detailed below.
Job Type: Fellowship – Legal; supervise law students in a
Schedule Type: Full time, 28-month fellowship, March 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017
Practice Areas: Academic, state and local government, Land use, Environmental law, Federalism
Georgetown fellows supervise upper-class law students in the clinical program, participate in curriculum development, and undertake research and writing projects. This fellow will primarily work with the Georgetown Climate Center, which supports states and the federal government as they interact on climate policy. The GCC web page is here: www.GeorgetownClimate.org; and the GCC’s Adaptation Clearinghouse is here: www.AdaptationClearinghouse.org.
This fellow will be part of
the GCC’s team that works on adapting to climate change, including projects to
help states and communities respond to the impacts of sea level rise (e.g.,
storm surge and erosion), upland flooding, or drought. Legal issues often include land use and
planning, floodplain management, insurance, federal disaster relief,
infrastructure funding and financing, municipal law, and environmental law. In addition to supervising student work, the fellow
will interact with local, state and federal officials, the private sector,
funders, etc. The fellow may also help develop grant and projects proposals.
We seek post-JD applicants with:
· knowledge of climate policy alternatives;
· at least two years of relevant work experience;
· strong research, writing, and public speaking skills;
· academic training in environmental, administrative, or local government law;
· membership in the D.C. bar or ability to waive into the D.C. Bar as a member of a state bar.
Upon completion, Georgetown awards clinical fellows the degree of Masters of Law (Advocacy). Fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,500 (taxable), health and dental benefits, and full tuition benefits in the LL.M program.
Send a resume and letter of interest that explains how this position relates to your career plans.
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015.
Prof. Robert Stumberg
Harrison Institute for Public Law
111 F Street, NW, Suite 120
Washington, DC 20001