Fellowship in International Environmental Law & Policy (Focus on Marine Plastic Pollution)

The Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law seeks to hire a full-time Fellow to conduct policy-relevant research, writing and outreach related to innovation in the development of international environmental law concerning plastic pollution.

The Guarini Center, housed at NYU School of Law, is an academic and policy research center that advances innovative environmental policies to support the transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy.  The Fellow will assist with our research efforts to develop policy and regulatory frameworks for reducing plastic waste through international law, particularly in small islands and other low-lying regions. Much of the work will be conducted in coordination with the small island developing states (SIDS) and will support their participation in international environmental negotiations.

The Fellow will be expected to produce a series of written papers directed at both policy and academic audiences and to prepare issue briefs for workshops, talks and conferences. In addition to excellent research and writing skills, the Fellow should be entrepreneurial and think creatively about policy, be diplomatic, be a self-starter, and have the ability to write independently.

Qualifications: A JD or LL.M degree or substantial relevant work experience is required. Demonstrated experience working on international law or international environmental law or policy is required, with a preference for experience on issues related to global regulation of environmental harms. The Fellow will be appointed for a year, beginning in September 2021 or as soon as possible (we will consider appointments for a shorter duration for those who are between clerkships or other prior engagements). Salary is competitive and benefits are generous.

Interested applicants should send: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) writing sample; (4) names of three references to Adalene Minelli at am8898@nyu.edu by Friday, July 30.

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