LEAP Seeks 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) within the Climate, Animal, Food, and Environment Law & Policy Lab (CAFE Lab). CCAALI, which launched in October 2021, is focused on evaluating the likelihood and potential impact of 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, engaging 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 September 2023, renewable for an additional year by mutual agreement.

Additional information, including 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 working with outside collaborators on litigation theories, legal research, writing, strategic decision making, relationship building, and public education. 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 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.