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DEADLINE: Vermont Law School Summer Media Fellowships
Think like a lawyer. Write like a journalist.
Enhance your journalism skills and deepen your understanding of environmental or animal law and policy with a Media Fellowship at one of the nation's top environmental law schools. Every summer, Vermont Law and Graduate School's Environmental Law Center brings together legal educators, policymakers, practicing lawyers and other leaders in their fields to share their expertise in our Summer Session. They also enjoy the beauty of our campus, the historic village of South Royalton, and the natural surroundings.
Media Fellows audit a Vermont Law and Graduate School course during June or July and have access to our distinguished faculty and visiting policy leaders. The position includes a stipend, free housing, books, and a tuition waiver (travel is not included). Family members are welcome to join.
Fellows learn from experienced litigators who have won major cases and from policy experts in climate change, animal law, energy, food and agriculture, and other areas. After class, they can meet for on- or off-the-record conversations with these experts, developing new insights, meeting new sources, and gaining renewed enthusiasm for covering these critical issues. Media fellows also take part in the Summer Session's brown bag lunch series, "Hot Topics in Environmental Law," delivering a 45-minute, informal lecture on an environmental or animal law and policy topic of their choosing. Outside of classroom time, fellows can enjoy rural Vermont by swimming, kayaking, hiking, biking, or just relaxing on the front porch.
Vermont Law and Graduate School is seeking five fellows for 2023: 2 journalists focused on environmental law and policy, 1 journalist focused on food and agriculture law and policy, and 2 focused on animal law and policy.
Animal Law Media Fellowships are open to full-time journalists covering issues related to animal law and policy. Fellows will choose to audit a course from VLGS’s summer animal law courses, which include Animal Welfare, Biodiversity Protection, and Undercover Investigations of Animal Operations (view course schedules for more information). One applicant will be selected for a two-week fellowship, which includes a stipend. Fellows are selected based on work history and samples, commitment to covering animal issues, and their potential for increasing understanding of animal law and policy issues nationwide.
Environmental Law Media Fellowships are open to full-time journalists who cover the environment, natural resources, energy, legal affairs, public health, food and agriculture, and other environment-related issues. Each fellow will choose to audit one two-week, two-credit course from a wide selection of topics (view course schedules for more information), and will earn a stipend. Fellows are selected based on work history and samples, commitment to covering environmental law, and their potential for increasing understanding of environmental law and policy issues nationwide.
The application deadline for all fellowships is Monday, March 20, 2023.