The Georgetown University Law Center and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are pleased to offer the UNEP-Georgetown Law Center Global Environment & Sustainability Law Fellows Program (the Program). This Program will train public sector lawyers from developing countries working on matters related to environmental law, natural resources law, or associated fields of law. Successful fellows will receive an Environmental and Energy Law LL.M. Degree from the Law Center. Upon graduation, fellows will gain international environmental legal and policy experience with the United Nations by working at one of UNEP’s offices for up to three months. The fellows must commit to return to their home country to continue working in public sector environmental law and policy for no less than three years or as may otherwise be determined by the releasing government.

The Program helps defray the costs for candidates who would not otherwise be able to afford an LL.M. degree focusing on environmental law.  The fellowship will cover the full cost of tuition, travel, and a modest living stipend for the three month period in Kenya. We strongly recommend candidates pursue an external source of funding for living expenses while in Washington, D.C.

To apply, indicate your interest in being considered for the scholarship on your LL.M. application form, and submit a supplemental essay of 500 words (max) on an issue of environmental law or policy that is of interest to you. To be eligible for this fellowship a candidate must: 1) reside in a developing country; 2) be employed by a national or local governmental entity; 3) possess the requisite degree to practice law in his or her home country; and 4) be engaged in practicing environmental law, energy law, natural resources law, or a related legal field.