Fellowship: Yale University Law School, Law, Ethics, and Animals Program, Senior Litigation Fellow in Climate Change and Animal Agriculture (Deadline: ASAP/Ongoing)

The Law, Ethics, and Animals Program at Yale Law School invites applicants for a Senior Litigation Fellow to help lead a new initiative within the Climate, Animal, Food, and Environment Law & Policy Lab that examines the likelihood and potential impact of climate change litigation against industrial animal agriculture firms. This is an unusual opportunity to lead a high-impact and cutting-edge research initiative. The Senior Litigation Fellow will receive a two-year appointment and will begin in the fall of 2021.

The full job listing, including information about how to apply, can be found here and is pasted below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you know folks who might be interested, we would be very grateful for your help spreading the word!

Climate Change and Animal Agriculture Senior Litigation Fellow and Project Manager

The Law, Ethics, and Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School is hiring a Senior Litigation Fellow to help lead a new project within the Climate, Animal, Food, and Environment Law & Policy Lab (CAFE Lab) that examines the likelihood and potential impact of climate change litigation against industrial animal agriculture firms. The position will last two years and will begin as early as September 2021. This is a rare and unusual opportunity to lead a high-impact and cutting-edge research initiative at a preeminent university.

The primary responsibility of the Senior Fellow will be to lead and oversee research, publications, and events for the climate change and animal agriculture litigation project. With guidance and engagement from LEAP faculty and with support from student research assistants, the Senior Fellow will be responsible for producing a background report on the animal agriculture industry, its contributions to climate change, and its exposure to climate change litigation; organizing an expert workshop in summer 2022; and pursuing projects, research, and publications during academic year 2022-2023 that build upon the report and workshop.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • –  Graduation with a distinguished academic record from law school;
  • –  Substantial experience in animal law, environmental law, or other relevant areas of practice;
  • –  Record of scholarship, policy briefs, legal briefs, or other relevant publications;
  • –  Comfort interpreting scientific literature and technical concepts;
  • –  Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for teamwork;
  • –  Capacity to work hard, efficiently, and independently; and
  • –  Commitment to public service or social justice work.

The Senior Fellow will receive a competitive salary stipend commensurate with experience level plus Yale University benefits. Although the position is funded for two years, we would be willing to accept a shorter tenure for exceptional candidates who require it to arrange a leave of absence from their permanent employer.

Application materials should be sent to douglas.kysar@yale.edu and include the following:

  • cover letter describing the candidate’s qualifications and including a statement of the applicant’s interests and experience;
  • resume;
  • law school transcript;
  • sample of recent scholarly, policy, or advocacy writing; and
  • contact information for two to three references.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the legal profession and the animal and environmental protection movements.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct any questions about the position or the application process to douglas.kysar@yale.edu.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

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