Fellows Program

In 2017, fol­low­ing the launch of the State Impact Cen­ter, all attor­neys gen­er­al and their senior staff were invit­ed to apply to the NYU Law Fel­low pro­gram. Inter­est­ed attor­neys gen­er­al described their need for addi­tion­al sup­port on clean ener­gy, cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal mat­ters, and cer­ti­fied that they could par­tic­i­pate in the pro­gram under applic­a­ble fed­er­al and state laws.

NYU pays the salaries of the law fel­lows, but the fel­lows’ sole duty of loy­al­ty is to the attor­ney gen­er­al in whose office they serve. All work per­formed by the fel­lows is entire­ly iden­ti­fied and man­aged by their respec­tive AG offices. The law fel­lows serve as Spe­cial Assis­tant Attor­neys Gen­er­al (SAAGs) for a lim­it­ed term on clean ener­gy, cli­mate, and envi­ron­men­tal mat­ters with region­al or nation­al significance.

As employ­ees of NYU, law fel­lows have access to a gen­er­ous ben­e­fits pack­age, which includes med­ical, den­tal, and vision insur­ance, tuition remis­sion at cer­tain NYU schools, and retire­ment ben­e­fits. All mem­bers of the NYU com­mu­ni­ty, includ­ing employ­ees, are sub­ject to a COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tion require­ment.

NYU Law Fel­lows have served in the fol­low­ing attor­ney gen­er­al offices: DC, DE, CT, IL, MA, MD, MN, NM, NY, OR and WA.