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

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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. These fellowships are full-time, two-year faculty positions beginning July 1, 2018. The positions involve 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.

Fellows 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. Fellows 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, Fellows take on teaching responsibilities in topics related to environmental law and policy.

One fellowship position will be within a project on the societal impacts, governance, and legal and policy issues posed by climate engineering (geoengineering), led by Professor Edward Parson. Candidates interested in pursuing work in this area are especially encouraged to apply, and are requested to identify this interest on their application, as well as any specific training, experience, or interests within the field of climate engineering. The specific configuration of responsibilities to support the work of this project will be defined in consultation between the successful applicant and Professor Parson.

Candidates should possess a J.D., Ph.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.

Applications should be received by April 30, 2018.

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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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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A letter discussing your qualifications and interests

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Transcript - Transcript of studies in law school or graduate school

  • Writing Sample - No more than 10 pages

  • List of References - Names and addresses of three references

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)