DEADLINE: Vermont Law School Summer Media Fellowships

Event Date: 
March 6, 2020

Think like a lawyer. Write like a journalist.

At the nation's premier environmental law school, Vermont Law School, you can enhance your journalism skills and deepen your understanding of environmental law and policy through our Summer Media Fellowships. Every summer, VLS' Environmental Law Center brings together legal educators, policymakers, practicing lawyers and other leaders in their fields to share their expertise in our Summer Session. They also enjoy the beauty of our campus, the historic village of South Royalton and the natural surroundings.​​​​

Our Media Fellowships are open to full-time online, print and broadcast journalists who cover the environment, natural resources, energy, legal affairs, public health and other environment-related issues. Our Media Fellows a​udit one two-week course between June and July and have access to our distinguished faculty and visiting policy leaders. (Select your course from Terms Two, Three or Four in the Summer Session catalog.) You will receive a $1,250 stipend, free housing, free books and a tuition waiver. Family members are welcome to join you. Deadline to apply: March 6, 2020.

You will learn from experienced litigators who have won major cases and from policy experts in climate change, energy and other key legal areas. After class, you can meet for on- or off-the-record conversations with these thought-provoking experts. You will develop new insights, meet new sources and gain a renewed enthusiasm for covering these critical issues. And after a satisfying day of seminars, conversation and professional growth, you can enjoy the wonders of Vermont by swimming, kayaking, hiking, biking, or just reading and relaxing on your front porch.

The Summer Session features courses in a variety of categories, including ethics and environmental justice, food and agriculture, energy, and environmental business. Media fellows also take part in the Summer Session's brown bag lunch series, "Hot Topics in Environmental Law," delivering a 45-minute, informal lecture on an environmental topic of their choosing.

Please check back in spring 2021 for the next application cycle.

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