Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Dean Designate Hari Osofsky is seeking a fellow to work under her supervision on a variety of climate change and energy projects. Key areas of focus will be: energy investment and climate change, the sharing economy and energy transition, energy justice, energy partisanship, and climate change litigation. These interdisciplinary projects will include U.S. energy law and international and comparative law, and collaboration with partners at the University of Melbourne and other universities around the world.
This is a one-year, renewable position. The fellowship is ideal for someone planning on entering legal academia as it will provide opportunities for publishing and for mentoring on the academic market. It also would be good preparation for work in climate change or energy law and policy.
Working closely with Dean Designate Osofsky and other experienced researchers on interdisciplinary climate change and energy law research – including both your own projects and joint projects;
Improving and extending your own research and writing skills;
Participating in and presenting work in research seminars and academic conferences.
Candidates should have a law degree and background in U.S. energy law, ideally including coursework in energy law, and strong legal research and writing skills. The ability to work effectively independently, with self-motivation, and collaborate well on teams is also critical.
Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and list of four references.
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