State attorneys general selected for this program will work with the State Impact Center to recruit and hire NYU Law Fellows as Special Assistant Attorneys General (SAAGs). Fellows may be at a variety of experience levels based on the needs of the particular AG office. Fellows provide a supplemental, in-house resource to attorneys general and their senior staff on clean energy, climate change, and environmental matters of regional and national importance. NYU Law pays the salaries of the SAAGs, and the State Impact Center provides ongoing support to the SAAGs and their offices. Consistent with legal obligations, the SAAGs’ sole duty of loyalty is to the attorney general who hired them.
Basic Eligibility Requirements and Application Process
The opportunity to potentially hire an NYU Law Fellow is open to all state attorneys general who demonstrate a need and commitment to advancing clean energy, climate, and environmental matters of regional or national importance. Funding supports a limited number of NYU Law Fellows serve as SAAGs (or the equivalent appropriate title) in state attorneys general offices for a one-year term with possibility of extension.
For more information about the application process and requirements, state attorneys general should contact Bethany Davis Noll ([email protected]).
Budget Proposal and Confirmation of Authority
To be considered complete, applications must identify a proposed salary (or range) for a SAAG, with an explanation of how it would conform with the existing salary structure in the state AG office.
Applications also should identify any state-specific limitations or requirements governing the appointment of an employee paid by an outside funding source, and include a written confirmation that the attorney general has the authority to hire an NYU Law Fellow as a SAAG (or equivalent title).
NYU fellows have served in the following attorney general offices: DC, DE, CT, IL, MA, MD, MN, NM, NY, OR, WA, and WI.