Contingent 2 Full Time One Year Maryland Sea Grant Legal Fellow

Application Due: July 17, 2020

Job Description: Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG) and the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI)
are excited to invite applications for a one-year Legal Fellowship. Please come join our dynamic
team of legal experts and scientists to work at the exciting interface of policy and
environmental research.
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, but rather is to
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. We believe an emphasis of this fellowship should be to reach 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.

If you are excited to gain professional development experience working with multiple audiences, build out your network, sharpen your legal research skills, and problem solve, we encourage you to apply for this position. The Legal Fellow will be hired by Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG) and work under the direction of ALEI Environmental and Agricultural Legal Faculty Specialist Nicole Cook. ALEI will be provide legal expertise, while MDSG provides connections to coastal scientists and communities.

The Legal Fellow will be located at the beautiful University of Maryland’s Wye Research Center in Queenstown, Maryland, where both ALEI and MDSG have co-located staff. Applicants must have earned a J.D. from an ABA Accredited school and have an enthusiasm for pursuing a career working at the intersection of law and coastal environmental science and policy. The position is full-time with benefits, Contractual Contingent 2, with an expected salary of $54,000.

To apply, please see the listing in full and complete the online application form here