New York Special Assistant Attorney General
Division of Social Justice
Environmental Protection Bureau – New York City or Albany
Special Assistant Attorney General
Reference No. EPB_SAAG_3585
Application Deadline is July 14, 2023
Fellowship opportunity for law graduates, newly admitted attorneys and lateral attorneys.
The Environmental Protection Bureau in the Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) has been selected to host NYU School of Law State Energy & Environmental Impact Center Fellows. The Fellows serve as Special Assistant Attorneys General (Special Assistants) in the bureau in New York City or Albany. The Special Assistants work with OAG staff on environmental justice, clean energy, climate change and other environmental matters. As Special Assistants, the fellows are supervised by the OAG and owe a duty of loyalty to the State of New York as their client.
The NYU Law Fellows serve for a one-year term as Special Assistants, with the potential for a one-year extension. The NYU School of Law will pay the salary of the Fellows and provide employee benefits. The annual salary range for the Fellows will be $76,500 - $121,996 + $3,026 in location pay (if applicable). The final salary will be determined after a complete evaluation of the selected Fellow’s qualifications.
Fellows serving as Special Assistants have worked on matters that include lead paint hazard enforcement; environmental review and mitigation of truck traffic and associated air pollution impacts in environmental justice communities; school bus engine idling enforcement; and clean energy and climate change mitigation.
Fellows hosted by the OAG as Special Assistants have the opportunity and responsibility to:
- Litigate and otherwise advocate on a wide range of environmental matters important to the State of New York, including in the areas of environmental justice, clean energy and climate change in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.
- Perform advanced legal work, including conducting in-depth analysis and preparing legal memoranda; interpreting laws and regulations; providing legal advice to state administrative agencies represented by the OAG; and assisting in preparing legal notices, briefs, comment letters and other litigation and advocacy papers.
- Coordinate within the bureau and the OAG and with other outside entities on environmental justice, clean energy, climate change and other environmental issues.
- Participate in legal skills and practice area training.
Requirements and qualifications for Fellow candidates include the following:
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Special Assistants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted or soon to be admitted to practice law in New York State.
- Applicants with experience in environmental justice (including through prior experience, internships or clinical experience), clean energy, climate change or other environmental issues are preferred. Other legal experience and entry-level attorneys with a demonstrated interest in these areas will also be considered.
- Ability to work with partner organizations and to help build coalitions.
- Excellent writing, editing, research and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work well and with enthusiasm within a team in a fast-paced environment.
- Proactive with strong organizational skills and the ability to self-manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Demonstrated interest in public service.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a workplace that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. We are seeking a diverse pool of candidates who are creative thinkers with strong writing, analytical and organizational skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to public service and social, economic and criminal justice. Applicants who are members of groups underrepresented in attorney roles, which include but are not limited to Black, Latinx, Indigenous American, Asian and Pacific Islander persons; women; persons with disabilities; and LGBTQ+ persons are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
How to Apply:
Applications must be submitted online. To apply, please visit our careers website: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings.
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on July 14, 2023.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
- Cover Letter
- You may address to Legal Recruitment.
- Please indicate your location preference: New York City or Albany.
- Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you a strong candidate.
You may wish to include information about what life experiences you will bring to the
position that will enhance the bureau’s ability to better serve the diverse population of
- Legal Writing Sample
- List of three (3) references
- Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
- Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
- Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
- Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at [email protected] or phone at 212-416-8080. For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov. For more information regarding this fellowship program, please visit NYU’s website at: https://stateimpactcenter.org/... For more information regarding benefits for this fellowship, please visit NYU’s website at: https://www.nyu.edu/employees/...
Wisconsin Special Assistant Attorney General
Title: Special Assistant Attorney General
Location: Madison, WI
Application Deadline is September 28, 2023
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) is in search of a highly motivated and talented individual to join our Division of Legal Services (DLS) as a Special Assistant Attorney General. The selected candidate will work in the Public Protection Unit in connection with a legal fellowship sponsored by the New York University School of Law State Energy & Environmental Impact Center (State Impact Center). The fellowship is for a one-year term with a possible extension of an additional year subject to mutual agreement between DOJ and the State Impact Center. The Public Protection Unit enforces the laws that protect consumers and our natural resources. The Special Assistant Attorney General will work in the environmental section of the unit and will focus on environmental justice, clean energy, climate change and environmental matters of regional and national importance, including enforcing state environmental laws by prosecuting violations referred to the Attorney General by environmental regulatory agencies or requested by district attorneys. The Public Protection Unit also defends challenges to state agency environmental decisions.
This position will be funded by the New York University School of Law. Compensation for this position will be $90,000-$100,000 annually, depending upon qualifications.
For more information regarding this fellowship program, please visit NYU’s website at: https://stateimpactcenter.org/about/fellows-program
For more information regarding benefits for this fellowship, please visit NYU’s website at: https://www.nyu.edu/employees/benefit/full-time/professional-research-staff/benefits-guide-2023.html
Requirements and Qualifications
A qualified applicant should have a minimum of three years of experience practicing law and the following professional litigation experience: preparing and drafting pleadings, motions and briefs; participating in discovery, analyzing facts and evidence; planning litigation strategy; advising clients; negotiating settlements/dispute resolution; conducting motion hearings and other court proceedings; preparing witness testimony.
Additionally, a well-qualified applicant should have a combination of the following: litigation experience in environmental or conservation law issues; working knowledge of the federal or state administrative review processes and procedures.
Candidate must be a member in good standing with the Wisconsin State Bar at the start of the fellowship.
A background check, including fingerprints, will be completed on applicants prior to selection.
This position may be eligible to work remotely or work a blended in-office and remote schedule.
Deadline to apply
The deadline to apply for this position is September 28, 2023.
How to apply
Submit your resume, letter of qualifications, and writing sample to Wisconsin DOJ Human Resources, Pamela Fredrick at [email protected]. Please put NYU Special Assistant in the Subject line of your email. Your writing sample should be a legal brief or memo, or several pages from a longer brief or memo, written entirely by you. Questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Pamela Fredrick, Human Resources Specialist at [email protected]
The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.