Position: Mississippi Law Research Institute, University of Mississippi, Attorney (Deadline: rolling/open until filled, University, Mississippi)

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program within the Mississippi Law Research Institute at the University of Mississippi School of Law is seeking an experienced attorney to provide legal research, education, and outreach services on ocean and coastal law and policy issues. Please forward this announcement to any networks you think might be interested.

General responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, conducting legal research; drafting legal memorandum, law review articles, and other professional publications; developing outreach materials for a non-legal audience; giving professional and community presentations, and supervising law student research assistants. Specific duties include serving as editor of the Legal Program’s quarterly newsletter, Water Log; providing legal research assistance to Sea Grant professionals and extension agents, state agency personnel, and local officials; traveling to conferences and meetings to present research findings and provide outreach services; and pursuing funding through the writing of grant proposals.

Minimum qualifications for the position include: J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the ABA, admission to practice law, and two years of experience related to the above duties. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

Interested candidates may apply by visiting: https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/10294. The position will remain open until filled or an adequate applicant pool is obtained.

Fellowship: Law Futures Centre, Griffith Law School, Post-Doc Research Fellowship (Deadline: August 8, 2016, Brisbane, Australia)


A team of scholars based at the Law Futures Centre and the Griffith Law School are jointly studying the ecological future of Northern Australia as it is opened up for economic development. We seek a post-doctoral researcher to assist in developing and carrying out new research projects on related topics and to help prepare external grant applications to support the research. This project aims to develop legal and governance models and approaches to support the sustainable ecological future of Northern Australia.

This research into the ecological future of the North aims to encourage critique, policy formulation and long-term planning for the full range of ecological, social and economic impacts of development in Northern Australia.

This is a fixed term (Three years), full time position based at the Gold Coast Campus.

The Role:
You will work closely with the Northern Australia research team at the Griffith Law School / Law Futures Centre. You will assist with or coordinate the writing of scholarly articles, policy papers, and grant applications that bring together the team’s efforts in furthering the agenda of defending the ecological future of Northern Australia. You will have some opportunity to pursue your own related scholarship with access to the resources, intellectual capital and career development opportunities.

You will have day-to-day responsibility for bringing together and supporting researchers with the aim of researching, writing and coordinating papers, grants and policy submissions. Key duties will include project management, liaison with academic and government research partners, conducting research in support of joint writing projects for the team involved in the project, drafting of grant and ethics applications, and dissemination of research findings through publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentation at local, national and international conferences.

The Person:
This position has been established to ensure a high level of quality and dedicated effort to delivering on the objectives of the research project. The successful applicant will require excellent oral and written communication skills, significant experience with environmental law and policy, and a PhD in law, or a relevant social science, including political ecology, environmental planning, anthropology, sociology, economics or psychology. The position is well-suited to a high-performing early career researcher who wishes to rapidly build their research track record.

Salary Range:
Research Fellow, Grade 1:  $69,699 – $81,988 per annum.  Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $81,548 – $95,926 per annum.

Further Information:
Obtain the position description and application requirements by clicking the following link:


For position queries, contact Professor Don Anton via email: d.anton@griffith.edu.au or on +61 (0) 7 373 58480.

For application queries, contact Ms Christine Lethbridge, HR Officer on c.lethbridge@griffith.edu.au or on +61 (0) 7 373 57999.

Closing date: Monday, 8th August 2016 at 5pm AEST

Fellowship: Touro Law Center’s Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Institute, Graduate Research Fellow 2016-2017 (Deadline: asap/rolling, Central Islip, NY)

Graduate Research Fellow for 2016-17
Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute

Touro Law Center’s Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute is seeking a Graduate Research Fellow to take a key role on an innovativeZoning for Coastal Resilience project funded by the New York Sea Grant. The Institute is undertaking this project in coordination with a number of government and community partners, including the New York State Department of State and Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Pace University’s Land Use Law Center, amongst others.

Threats from sea-level rise and coastal storms create significant social, environmental and economic risks. To help address these threats, the Zoning for Coastal Resilience project will provide to three Long Island, New York communities practical tools and critical information that will assist in increasing coastal resilience, including assisting local leaders in undertaking a detailed assessment of local laws, identifying land use techniques to increase resilience, and helping to develop implementable local strategies that will enable a more resilient future for the region.

To achieve these objectives, the project team will work collaboratively with community leaders and project technical experts to assist community leaders in assessing and amending their zoning codes and other related local laws to increase coastal community resilience. The project team will not recommend any particular policies or strategies, nor will they promote a particular point of view. Instead, the project team will provide support to local government officials, staff and community leaders to empower them in assessing and amending local laws to increase coastal resilience. This collaborative support may include, for example, legal research and analysis of issues related to amending zoning codes and other community planning documents to increase resilience, surveys of existing best practices, facilitation of workshops with technical experts, and assistance in drafting and assessing potential local law amendments.
The Position: The Institute is seeking a Graduate Research Fellow to staff the Zoning for Coastal Resilience project. The Fellow will work directly with the Institute Director, Professor Sarah Adams-Schoen, and the Institute’s law student Fellows. The Graduate Research Fellow will network with local, county, state and federal government and private sector partners; undertake research and analysis related to coastal resilience and local law; and help create practical tools that will directly assist coastal communities in increasing their resilience by developing land use leadership capacity and providing technical assistance on assessing and amending local laws. The project represents an excellent opportunity to work on legal issues of critical importance to Long Island, New York and the nation.
The Graduate Research Fellowship begins in July or August 2016 and continues until February 28, 2017, with the possibility of renewal for a second term from March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018, depending on interest and performance. The Institute Director, Sarah Adams-Schoen, supervises the Graduate Research Fellow, but the Fellow is expected to assume substantial responsibility for his or her own work and to assist the Director in supervision of law student research fellows and research assistants. The Graduate Research Fellow will work closely with the Institute Director, students and administrative staff of Touro Law Center, as well as with NYSG project partners including local, county, state and federal government staff.
Qualifications: The Graduate Research Fellowship is offered to graduating law students or recent law school graduates with outstanding academic and legal credentials who are committed to sustainability. Strong candidates will have excellent legal research, writing and analytical skills. Experience in land use and zoning or local environmental law is preferred, but not required. Fellows need not be licensed to practice law.
Salary: The salary for the first-year Graduate Research Fellow is $4,583 per month, plus benefits. A cost-of-living increase is possible for second year Fellows. Fellows work 35 hours per week.
Application Procedure:  Applicants should send a cover letter of no more than 1 page, a resume, a writing sample of no more than 5 pages, and 3 references to Sarah J. Adams-Schoen, Director, Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute, Touro Law Center, 225 Eastview Dr., Central Islip, NY 11722, or by e-mail to sadams-schoen@tourolaw.edu<mailto:sadams-schoen@tourolaw.edu> with NYSG Graduate Research Fellow in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a candidate is hired. Interested applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Fellowship:Wheeler Water Institute/Center for law, Energy & Environment at UC Berkeley Law School, Research Fellow (Deadline: rolling, Berkeley, CA)

The Wheeler Water Institute, a research and policy institute within the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at UC Berkeley School of Law, is seeking to hire a Research Fellow.

Building on UC Berkeley’s history of and commitment to research and public service and
leading environmental law program, CLEE leverages the intellectual resources of Berkeley
Law faculty and students in furtherance of applied scholarship in a variety of environmental and energy law and policy areas. Within this matrix, the Wheeler Water Institute develops interdisciplinary solutions to ensure clean water for California’s future.

The Research Fellow will work with the Wheeler Water Institute on water resources issues.
Specific research areas will depend on the fellow’s background and interests, but will likely include: sustainable groundwater management; water allocation during drought; innovation in the water sector; water data; water security and sustainability institutions; and/or other water management and policy issues. An overarching emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, including engagement with scientists and engineers, will be central to these projects. The fellow may also work on other water and/or other related initiatives within Wheeler and CLEE more generally, depending on program needs throughout the duration of the fellowship. The fellow must be willing to travel occasionally within California.

The anticipated start date is September 19, 2016. This is a 100%, one-year term contract
position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent upon funding.
This position is open until filled. For details on the position, including required qualifications and application materials, and information about how to apply, please visit

More information on our programs is available at clee.berkeley.edu and wheeler.berkeley.edu. If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action. 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:  http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.