Beagle/HLS Fellowship at NRDC for 2014-2016

The Beagle/HLS Fellowship will be awarded to graduating Harvard Law School students, judicial clerks or recent alumni (up to three years out of law school).  Preference will be given to law clerks and third-year students.  Applicants must be available to start work the fall following their application.

Selection Criteria
The Fellows are selected by NRDC and a HLS Committee appointed by Dean Minow.  NRDC and the Committee seek Fellows who have demonstrated an interest in, and commitment to, nonprofit law, especially environmental law, and who demonstrate promise for an outstanding career in nonprofit environmental law.  This interest and commitment may be demonstrated through their prior public service experience, personal essays, recommendations, extracurricular activities, law school course work, academic achievements, and current work plans.

Beagle Fellows for 2014-2016 will be placed in either the Washington, DC or New San Francisco, CA NRDC office.  NRDC will try to honor the Fellow’s preferences as to which of the two offices s/he is placed in.

Fellowship Awards
The Fellowship award will be the starting salary for a new attorney or fellow at NRDC, according to the NRDC scale.  For the year, 2012-2013, the salary was approximately $55K.  NRDC will provide medical benefits for each Fellow equivalent to those provided to other NRDC employees, and will cover overhead expenses.

Application Materials and Procedures:
 All applications must include:

  • A cover letter, which should include a statement about which NRDC office the applicant would prefer to work in and which office(s) the applicant would consider working in.
  • Resume
  • Law school transcript
  • Writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably including one from an HLS faculty member, and the name of a third reference
  • A personal essay

Applications should be received by the Environmental Law Program, addressed to Kathy Curley, no later than September 27, 2013.

Select applicants will be invited to interview with NRDC and must participate in the interview to be further considered for the Fellowship.

Questions may be directed to Kathy Curley, Environmental Law Program, Hauser 406, at (617) 495-3097 or  Applications and correspondence should be sent to:

Beagle/HLS Fellowship at NRDC
Environmental Law Program
Harvard Law School
1575 Massachusetts Avenue
Hauser 406
Cambridge, MA  02138

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