Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Summer Funding: NYSBA and ABA Offer Environmental Law Minority Fellowships

The New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section and the American Bar Association on Environment, Energy and Resources are once again offering minority fellowships for the summer of 2012. Successful applicants will receive a $6,000 stipend to spend the summer of 2012 (10 weeks minimum) working on legal matters for a government environmental agency or public interest environmental organization in New York State; an Invitation to the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section and assignment of a mentor from the environmental bar. First and second-year full-time and part-time, and third-year part-time minority group members are eligible to apply.

Applications must contain a completed application form (download from the NYSBA website); a resume; an undergraduate transcript; a law school transcript (except first-year law students); a two page essay describing applicant’s interest in environmental issues and reasons for wanting to participate in the Fellowship; and two letters of recommendation. Finalists will be interviewed in New York City. The application deadline has been extended to December 7th, but if you are interested send your application in earlier!

Completed applications should be mailed to:

New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.

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