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Environmental and Natural Resources Law

The Interdisciplinary Projects Fellowships

Each year, the ENR Program recruits and appoints law student fellows for the following Interdisciplinary Projects:

The Conservation Trust Project: Focusing on public trust theory and private property tools to achieve landscape conservation

The Energy Law and Policy Project: Exploring innovative law and policy to promote a green energy future

Food Resiliency Project: Probing key law and policy issues to ensure resilient, sustainable food systems.

The Global Environmental Democracy Project: Preparing students to be advocates for global change

The Native Environmental Sovereignty Project: Examining emerging tribal roles in co-managing lands and resources

The Oceans, Coasts, and Watersheds Project: Engaging the law to promote sustainability for ocean, coastal, and freshwater resources

The Sustainable Land Use Project: Evaluating land use laws, theories, and practices to ensure sustainable development in our communities

ENR's theme-based projects promote student experience, provide services to diverse communities, and bring practical content to the curriculum while providing intellectual energy to the most challenging and cutting-edge environmental issues of our day. ENR is also seeking a fellow to work jointly with ENR and the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Center on environmental conflict resolution.

Eligibility: Must be a rising 2L or rising 3L.

Performance requirements: The fellowship appointment requires 40 hours per semester time commitment and involves three primary areas of work: (1)administrative work including preparation of summary sheets and concept papers for each project, updating the project's website, holding office hours, ENR Center staffing, helping out with ENR events, assisting other projects, talking with prospective students, and regular meetings with Heather Brinton, ENR Managing Director; (2)project development work including project event planning, short courses, developing externship opportunities related to the project, organizing conference panels and workshops, brownbags, community events, and guest speakers; and (3)substantive research and writing related to the project's goals, developing interdisciplinary approaches to the issues addressed by the project and integrating traditional coursework with specialized study in the substantive area.

Funding: Limited funding may be available. ContactHeather Brintonfor more information.

How to apply:Interested applicants must submit an application by Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5pm. that contains the following: (1) a cover letter which describes interests and experiences within the ENR program or project area for which the individual is applying; (2) the interdisciplinary project(s) for which you are applying; (3) resume; and (4) transcript. If you are also applying for a funded Bowerman or Brower Fellowship, please also indicate the research project for which you are applying. You may apply for more than one interdisciplinary or research project but please indicate your order of preference.

Click Herefor more information on the various projects.

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