Vermont Law School Seeks Journalists for 2019 Media Fellowships

Vermont Law School, home to the top-ranked environmental law program in the United States, seeks applications from qualified environmental journalists for its 2019 Summer Media Fellowships. As fellows, selected journalists will participate in Summer Session at VLS, taught by internationally recognized scholars and leaders in environmental law and policy.

Former VLS Media Fellows include Roseanne Gerin of Radio Free Asia, Maya Kapoor of High Country News, and Rebecca Leber of Mother Jones.

“Each year Vermont Law School invites three journalists to participate in our Media Fellowships program, during which we encourage them to ‘think like a lawyer and report like a journalist,’” said Associate Dean Jennifer Rushlow, director of the Environmental Law Center. “As VLS Media Fellows, these journalists are uniquely positioned to gather insights from law and policy experts from around the world, on critical environmental issues affecting people and planet, while enjoying two weeks of summertime in Vermont.”

The program also provides an opportunity for members of the VLS community to interact with respected journalists reporting on the front lines of environmental issues.

Fellowships are open to full-time journalists who cover issues related to the environment. Fellows audit one two-week Summer Session course and have access to VLS’s distinguished faculty and visiting policy leaders. Fellows receive a stipend, free housing and books, and a tuition waiver. In addition to attending class, they present on a topic of their choice as part of Summer Session’s “Hot Topics” series on current issues.

The 2019 Summer Session features a wide variety of courses, from Global Energy Law and Policy to Environmental Health Law. For a full schedule of 2019 Summer Session courses, visit

The Vermont Law School Summer Media Fellowships program has been made possible since 2002 by a generous grant from the Johnson Family Foundation and major donors. Fellows are selected based on work history and samples, commitment to covering environmental law, and their potential for increasing understanding of environmental law and policy issues nationwide.

The 2019 application deadline is Thursday, March 7. For more information and to apply, visit, call 802-831-1334, or email