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U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law Fellowship

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Founded in 2006, the mission of the U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law at Vermont Law School (PEL) is to strengthen environmental governance and rule of law in Asia. We strongly believe these outcomes are reinforced through strong law and legal institutions, highly capable and well resourced actors and enhanced pathways for public participation. We develop advocates, networks, and resources that support these goals, thereby enabling improved responses to environmental, energy, and social justice challenges that know no boundaries. For more information about the U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law, please visit the program's homepage.

PEL offers a two-year graduate fellowship starting in May or August 2020. The fellowship combines the opportunity to obtain an LLM or Master's degree from one of the leading environmental law programs in the nation with the opportunity to gain practical experience on a variety of policy coordination, research, and educational outreach programs related to environmental law internationally. The fellowship includes a full tuition waiver.


Nature of the Fellowship

The Fellow will work closely with the director and other team members of PEL to help coordinate and implement the range of projects being carried out. In addition to pursuing an LLM or a Master's degree, the fellow will work closely with PEL faculty and will take the lead role in at least one major project.

Fellowship Qualifications

Qualifications for the PEL Fellowship include:

  • admission to one of the LLM or Master's programs at Vermont Law School
  • a demonstrated commitment to environmental or energy issues in Asia
  • prior practice or other experience in environmental or energy law
  • strong legal writing and communications skills
  • language skills in Chinese or one of the Southeast Asian languages preferred 


  • Full Tuition Waiver


The deadline for completed applications and submission of fellowship materials is May 30th.


In addition to the 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

How to Submit Materials

All fellowship materials should be sent to 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 Partnerships LLM Fellowship
PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068


Fellowship candidates will be forwarded to the U.S.-Asia Partnerships by June 1. Fellowship offers will be made by June 15.


Contact Information:

U.S.-Asia Partnerships
Claire Andrews

Office of Admissions