Georgetown Law – Fellowship – Harrison Institute

November 26, 2014

2015-2017 Fellowship

Adapting to Climate Change – Law and Policy

Georgetown Law – Harrison Institute for Public Law, Washington, DC
Posted: 11/15/2014  – The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015.

Job Type:  Fellowship – Legal; supervise law students in a clinical program
Schedule TypeFull time, 28-month fellowship, March 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017
Practice AreasAcademic, 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 with the Georgetown Climate Center, which supports states and the federal government as they interact on climate policy.  The GCC web page is here:; and the GCC’s Adaptation Clearinghouse is here:

This fellow will be part of the GCC’s team that works on adapting to climate change, including projects to help states and communities respond to the impacts of sea level rise (e.g., storm surge and erosion), upland flooding, or drought.  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 projects 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.

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


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