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Climate Change and Animal Agriculture Litigation Fellow

Yale Law School

Yale Law School

United States (New Haven)

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

Research or data







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About the Role

The Law, Ethics, and Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School is hiring a Litigation Fellow to join the Climate Change & Animal Agriculture Litigation Initiative (CCAALI). CCAALI, which launched in 2021, is focused on the potential for litigation in the United States based on animal agriculture’s contributions to climate change. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a high-impact and cutting-edge research initiative at a preeminent university, collaborate with NGOs and partner institutions on potential litigation, and engage with varied areas of law including animal law, climate law, environmental law, and environmental justice. The Litigation Fellow will receive a one-year appointment beginning in summer/late summer 2024 (exact start date flexible). The Litigation Fellow will have a leading role in helping to develop an emerging area of legal activity through legal research, writing, strategic decision making, relationship building, public education, and collaborating with subject matter experts at Yale and Beyond. The Litigation Fellow will be supervised by the CCAALI Project Manager with guidance and engagement from LEAP faculty and support from student research assistants. The position is preferably based at Yale Law School in New Haven, but remote work in Yale-approved states will be considered for strong candidates.

About the Organisation

The Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School is dedicated to two overarching goals. First, we aim to inspire impactful learning and scholarship about the deep legal, scientific and moral questions that humanity’s treatment of other animals raise. Second, we aim to empower Yale scholars and students to produce positive legal and political change for animals, people, and the environment upon which they depend.

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