Job Details

Legal Fellow

Company name

Environmental Defense Fund.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type



Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Jan 29,2018

Posted on

Jan 10,2018
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Legal Fellow The Fellow will work closely with the rest of the legal team on a dynamic mix of legal and regulatory advocacy aimed to secure effective greenhouse gas mitigation and cleaner air. The work ranges from strategy sessions about what legal arguments will be most effective in a specific briefing effort to intensive legal research on cutting-edge environmental law questions to the development of comments to advocate for and support the development of protective environmental standards.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Licensed to practice law or actively seeking admission to Bar, with background in environmental and administrative law. Previous legal fellows have researched, written, and presented legal and policy documents for federal court litigation, administrative litigation, national and state regulatory proceedings, and various policy venues. Current legal fellows have been deeply engaged in D.C. Circuit litigation over greenhouse gas and toxic air pollution regulation under the Clean Air Act; litigation challenging California’s landmark climate program; major national and regional policy initiatives on air quality and climate change; protection of air quality and ecological systems in national parks; and the development of emission standards for oil and gas development. Ability to collect, manipulate, analyze, and interpret legal data and prepare reports of findings. Excellent legal research, analytical, writing and advocacy skills. Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external allies. Results-oriented, self-starter with the ability to think strategically and work on fast-paced, dynamic issues. Ability to work both independently and as a leader or member of teams in a dynamic and creative environment with colleagues and partners of varied background and experience. Able to prioritize and be flexible. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Computer proficiency, experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Environmental Defense Fund.
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20009

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