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.