I was asked by a reader (Associate Law Professor at UT) to provide a free advertisement about a fellowship program for lawyers interested in teaching energy law. I don’t put advertisements on my blog, but I thought this may be an interesting opportunity for some of my readers. The information below was provided by my reader.
The University of Texas School of Law is seeking applicants for an energy law fellowship. Fellows will be jointly affiliated with the Law School’s Emerging Scholars Program and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Fellows do not need to have a specific interest in security issues.
The Emerging Scholars Program offers two-year fellowship to help attorneys prepare for tenure-track faculty positions in U.S. law schools. The Program is designed to give talented attorneys the chance to develop a scholarly agenda and publish one or more articles in preparation for the academic job market. Fellows will be full participants in the rich intellectual life of the Law School, and will receive substantial faculty assistance with their projects.
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Fellows will have the opportunity to work with some of the nation’s top energy law scholars; UT has one of the most distinguished energy and environmental law faculties in the nation. Our professors are leaders, recognized for their scholarship on a range of issues, including oil and gas law, international energy transactions, oil and gas taxation, arbitration, negotiation, international human rights, the use of science by environmental policy makers, the disparate impacts of pollution on disadvantaged communities, natural resource allocation policies, international law to protect biodiversity, and regulatory reform theories. UT plans to capitalize on its strengths to create a new Center on Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law, thus drawing even more talented scholars to Austin.
The Strauss Center is dedicated to increasing public understanding of a host of global challenges, including our current need to find the energy sources needed to power our economies without wreaking irreversible damage on our environment. The Center works to generate policy-relevant research and to disseminate the results to the widest possible audience, enriching the public debate and giving guidance to decision-makers on how to respond to dangers and opportunities in global affairs.
In addition to developing a scholarly agenda, Fellows will also gain valuable teaching experience. They will teach one class per semester, and will have substantial discretion in choosing which classes to teach. Our goal is for Fellows to teach in the same field that they are writing, so that both endeavors can reinforce one another.
Anticipated stipends for the coming academic year will be approximately $60,000 per year plus benefits including health insurance. Most Fellows will start in the Fall of 2009. Please see our website for more details about the program and for instructions on how to apply: http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/curriculum/emerging.html. For more information on the Strauss Center, see http://www.robertstrausscenter.org/