​​​​The U.S. - Asia Partnership for Environmental Law ("Asia Program") at Vermont Law School invites applications for a two-year graduate fellowship starting in August 2017​. The fellowship combines the opportunity to obtain an LLM in Environmental Law or an LLM in American Legal Studies from one of the leading environmental law programs in the nation with the opportunity to gain practical international environmental law experience on a variety of policy coordination, research, and educational outreach projects. The fellowship includes a full tuition waiver. A salary stipend of up to $35,000 may be available for the selected LLM fellow depending on available funding.

The LLM fellow will work closely with the faculty director, the program director and other team members of the Asia Program to help coordinate and implement the range of projects being carried out. In addition to pursuing an LLM in Environmental Law or an LLM in American Legal Studies, the fellow will work closely with Asia Program faculty and will take the lead role in at least one major project. 

The goal of the Asia Program is to strengthen the rule of law in environmental protection and to build capacity among individuals and academic, government, and private-sector institutions to solve pollution and energy problems. 

All fellowship materials should be sent to admiss@vermontlaw.edu and must include a clear reference to the fellowship. Electronic submissions are preferred. If unable to send electronically, please send materials to:

Vermont Law School Admissions Office
U.S.-Asia Partnership LLM Fellowship
PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068​


  • Tuition Waiver for the LLM in Environmental Law or American Legal Studies
  • $35,000 stipend per year (subject to budget approval)


The deadline for completed LLM applications and submission of fellowship materials is May 1.


  • Admission to the LLM in Environmental  Law or American Legal Studies program
  • Demonstrated commitment to energy and/or​ environmental law in Asia
  • Prior practice or other experience in energy law and policy
  • Strong legal writing and communication skills
  • Some Chinese language skills


​In addition to the LLM application requirements please submit the following:
  • ​​​Statement of interest specific to the fellowship (not to exceed one page)
  • One Letter of Recommendation specific to the fellowship


​​​Fellowship candidates will be forwarded to the U.S.-Asia Partnership by May 15. Fellowship offer​s will be made by June 1. 


​Contact Information:​

U.S.-Asia Par​​tnership​​

Office of Admissions