Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG) and the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) are excited to invite applications for a one-year legal fellowship. The primary effort of the fellow is to provide legal research, writing, and educational assistance to ALEI and MDSG. We invite applicants who have a curiosity about coastal environmental issues and legal education around those issues. The work is not advocacy. Fellows conduct legal scholarship and provide education for government agencies, coastal industries, and coastal communities addressing coastal law and policy in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay with an emphasis on reaching underserved populations. Project topics are likely to cover legal questions in environmental areas such as aquaculture, sea level rise impact and resilience, and stormwater management in Maryland.

Eligibility and Award Information

Applicants must have earned a JD or equivalent LLM for foreign-trained attorneys from an ABA Accredited school. Fellows will be contractual employees of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science-MDSG. This position is full-time with benefits, with a non-negotiable $56,000 salary, plus fringe benefits including healthcare options.

Applications should be submitted to the application portal. Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Full announcement and additional information can be found on the Maryland  Sea Grant website.

Please contact Fredrika Moser ( or Mike Allen ( with any questions.