LEAP Invites Applicants for a Litigation Fellow Focused on Animal Agriculture and Climate Change

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The Law, Ethics, and Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School invites applications for 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 cutting-edge research initiative, 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). 

Additional information, including information about how to apply, can be found in the full job listing

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. With supervision from the CCAALI Project Manager, guidance from LEAP faculty, and support from student research assistants, the Litigation Fellow will be a key contributor to CCAALI’s work.

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. The Litigation Fellow will receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience level plus Yale University benefits. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Founded in 2019, the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School is a multidisciplinary program dedicated to developing strategies to address industrialized animal cruelty and its impacts on the living world, and to drawing attention to the deep questions of conscience and law raised by humanity’s treatment of animals.