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Monday, January 31, 2022


Law, Ethics & Animals Program Announces 2022–23 Fellowship Opportunity

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The Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School invites applications for a full-time postgraduate or post-baccalaureate Fellow for the 2022-23 academic year. The LEAP Fellow will work closely with LEAP’s Executive Director and Faculty Co-Directors to support and grow the program’s multidisciplinary initiatives, research, student engagement, and academic programming.

LEAP, which launched in September 2019, is an interdisciplinary program at Yale dedicated to two overarching goals. First, the Program aims to inspire impactful learning and scholarship about the deep legal, scientific, and moral questions that humanity’s treatment of other animals raise. Second, the Program aims to empower Yale scholars and students to produce positive legal and political change for animals, people, and the environment upon which they depend. The Fellow will be an integral team member of this creative program.

LEAP leads and coordinates a diverse program of activities that serve students and scholars at Yale, and that contribute to defining, expanding, and advancing the field of animal law. Programming includes: academic and experiential animal law courses; the Climate, Animals, Food, and Environment Law & Policy Lab (“CAFE Lab”) which works to develop new legal and political strategies to address the multiple externalized costs of industrial animal agriculture; a student fellows program and active support for student research projects and publications; regular lectures, panels, and speaker events that bring leading thinkers — including lawyers, scholars, artists, scientists, advocates, and journalists — to Yale to inspire, enrich, and inform the Program’s work; and the “When We Talk About Animals” podcast series. LEAP’s work is highly interdisciplinary, and we often partner with schools, departments, and other centers and programs across Yale University and beyond. The Program’s research focuses on issues at the intersection of animal welfare and climate and environmental change. Interested applicants can learn more about the work of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program on the Program’s website.

LEAP welcomes applications from candidates who possess a J.D, Ph.D., or master’s degree, as well as from college graduates. The Fellow will receive a one-year appointment and a competitive salary plus Yale University benefits.

Updated March 14, 2022: This position has been filled and applications are no longer being accepted.