How to Hire an NYU Law Fellow

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 (bethany.​[email protected]​nyu.​edu).

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).