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:  Adapting to climate change - law and policy.  You can download the following notice of fellowship here.

2017-2019 Fellowship
Adapting to Climate Change – Law and Policy
Posted: 2/14/2017

Job Type:  Fellowship – Legal; supervise law students in a clinical program
Schedule Type: Full time, 24-month fellowship, July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019
Practice Areas: Academic, state and local government, Land use, Environmental law, Federalism

Job Description
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 on projects with and for the Georgetown Climate Center, which supports states and the local governments as they prepare for the impacts of climate change.  The GCC web page is here.

This fellow will work with members of GCC’s adaptation team, which helps states and communities adapt to the impacts of climate change, including projects focusing on sea level rise (e.g., storm surge and erosion), inland flooding, urban heat and climate equity.  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 project 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.

Salary and benefits
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.

To apply
Send a resume and letter of interest that explains how this position relates to your career plans.
The deadline for applications is April 15, 2017.

Send applications to:
Prof. Robert Stumberg
Harrison Institute for Public Law
111 F Street, NW, Suite 120
Washington, DC 20001