Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Join the ranks of eminent legal scholars and practitioners in the Fulbright program, the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world—supported for more than half a century by the American people through an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress and by the people of partner nations.
The Fulbright Core  U.S. Scholar Program offers more than 200 opportunities to guest lecture, conduct research, network and build collaboration in a wide range of legal fields across Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe-Eurasia, East Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia and the Western Hemisphere.

In addition, diverse award types are available for postdoctoral researchers, distinguished professors and professional applicants. A Ph.D. or JD is required for most awards. Grant activity, length, invitation requirements, language requirements and qualifications will vary by award. With more flexible research and teaching terms, regional travel benefits, and options for early career and non-tenured scholars, now is the time to apply for a Fulbright grant. 

Highlighted award legal opportunities for 2015-16 include:

·         Nepal Kathmandu School of Law 
·         China Law 
·         Canada Research Chairs in Legal Studies
·         Latvia Law 
·         Japan All Disciplines Research
·         Ghana Law
·         Palestinian Territories International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

full listing of Fulbright opportunities is available online.  For more information about the program, visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar website.   Don’t forget to join MY FULBRIGHT an online community of scholars and professionals to receive program updates, tips and other helpful resources. 

The application deadline for the 2015-15 academic year is August 1, 2014

NOTE:  We are proud to announce a Fulbright Scholar from the LL.M. Program -  A'dae Romero, a member of the class of 2013-14 will be heading to New Zealand next Fall.  Read more -  

Friday, June 20, 2014

Program Officer, Center for Agriculture & Food Systems (CAFS), Vermont Law

Please be advised that Vermont Law School is seeking candidates for a Program Officer for its Center for Agriculture and Food Systems:

CAFS Mission
The mission of Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) is to train the next generation of sustainable food and agriculture law and policy advocates and entrepreneurs, and to collaborate with local, regional, national and international partners to create and disseminate innovative legal tools that food system stakeholders –- including farmers, food entrepreneurs, consumers and advocates -- can leverage to drive their market and policy initiatives forward.

Program Officer Duties
The Program Officer (PO) is one of the core CAFS’ team members. As such, the PO has a dynamic role with high degree of responsibility, autonomy, and works on a wide range of duties.

The PO is responsible, as assigned, for leadership on all aspects of complex projects. In terms of securing and administering projects, the PO will work on fund-development (i.e. researching potential funding, contacting/gathering information from potential donors, etc.), assisting OIA office with grant- writing, and grant/project administration and budget tracking. In terms of executing projects, the PO is responsible for conducting research; drafting reports, memoranda, and white papers; directing student research associates; developing web components; designing information products; and interfacing with project/design contractors. In terms of promoting CAFS’ projects, the PO coordinates with other team members on CAFS’ media and outreach, and the PO is responsible for generating CAFS’ monthly electronic newsletter. The PO may manage several projects (at varying stages and levels of complexity) at once.

Many of CAFS’ projects are executed through CAFS’ Food & Agriculture Clinic. In that regard, the PO will often be providing direct support to CAFS’ clinical lead, and will work with the clinical lead and students on CAFS’/ clinic projects. The PO may also receive direct project assignments from the

The PO will also represent CAFS at fundraisers, policy events and meetings; speak at conferences; and represent CAFS in various working groups. Finally, the PO will participate in planning and strategy for CAFS, take part in staff meetings and other administrative duties as assigned.

This position is grant funded and as such is a one (1) year assignment.
Renewal of this opportunity is dependent upon future grant funding and performance. Salary is in the low $40's.


A minimum of 3 yrs of relevant experience is required.
A graduate degree is preferred, or an equivalent combination of work experience and education.
Demonstrated passion for food and agricultural issues required.
Strong computer skills (e.g. proficient in Microsoft suite, skilled with social media; knowledge of InfoGraphics a plus).
Solid writing and research skills, plus experience with public speaking required.

To apply, please go to, click on "About VLS", then
"Employment at VLS", and then "Click here to see our job opportunities".

Monday, June 9, 2014

Environmental & Land Use Instructor, University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law

The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law seeks to fill a non-tenure track skills instructor lecturer position focused on Environmental and Land Use Law. Applicants for this position should hold a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be a member in good standing of a state Bar, and have a minimum of three years of experience practicing environmental or land use law. Primary responsibilities will include developing and teaching skills courses on topics such as interviewing and counseling as well as skills and experiential courses, including field courses, in the College's Environmental and Land Use program, and supervising externships and projects. Experience with Florida or federal environmental, water or land use law, current Florida Bar membership, and experience seeking grants are desirable. The anticipated starting date is January 2014. The salary range is $60,000 to $66,500 for a 12-month appointment. Members of groups under-represented in the legal profession including persons of color and women are particularly encouraged to apply. To apply go to: Refer to requisition number 0905739. Please include CV, transcript(s), and the names of three references. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer. If accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352)392-4621 or TDD (352)392-7734.