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Emmett/Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy 2018-2020

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 23rd, 2018
Next review date: March 23rd, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: April 20th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is now accepting applications for the UCLA Emmett/Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy for the academic years 2018-2020. This fellowship is a full-time, two-year faculty position beginning July 1, 2018. The position involves research and writing in the law and policy of climate change and the environment, teaching, and assisting with Institute projects such as conferences and workshops.

The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is dedicated to creating and advancing legal and policy solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges, and to training the next generation of leaders to address these issues. The program fosters informed debate and analysis to educate the public, policymakers, business leaders, and others on critical environmental issues.

The Fellow will work on issues relating to environmental law and policy, including climate change, and will generate policy-oriented publications and other products for the Institute, in collaboration with UCLA Law faculty. The Fellow will also assist the Institute’s Executive Directors with projects relating to the Institute’s work, including organizing conferences, workshops, public education and outreach efforts, and other events. In addition to these responsibilities, which will continue year-round, the Fellow will take on teaching responsibilities in topics related to environmental law and policy.

Candidates should possess a J.D. or other advanced degree in fields closely related to environmental law and policy, earned within the past several years or expected in the spring of 2018; a strong academic record; excellent analytical and writing skills; and demonstrated interest and background in environmental law and policy. Previous experience in law practice or clinical instruction is helpful but not necessary. Candidates with scientific, technical, or economic skills related to public policy analysis are especially encouraged to apply. The salary is anticipated to be approximately $70,000 per year plus a competitive benefits package. UCLA School of Law has a special interest in enriching its intellectual environment through further diversifying the range of perspectives represented within the faculty.

Applicants should apply online at Please submit a letter discussing qualifications and interests, a resume, a transcript of studies in law school or graduate school, a writing sample of no more than ten pages, and contact information for three references.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, March 23, 2018 but will be considered thereafter through April 20, 2018 or until the position is filled.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

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