Legal Fellow (2L, 3L)
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry - the country's fastest growing energy industry and the leading zero-emissions source. With thousands of wind industry members and wind policy advocates, AWEA promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for American consumers. AWEA represents more than 1,200 organizations with a common interest in encouraging the expansion and facilitation of wind energy resources in the United States. Our members include wind power project developers and parts manufacturers, utilities and researchers, and other organizations at the forefront of the wind energy industry. For more information, visit AWEA online at www.awea.org. The AWEA Legal Team is seeking fall and spring legal fellows to assist with its broad environmental and energy law portfolio. The relevant legal issues arise under the Clean Air Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protect Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Administrative Procedure Act, and Federal Power Act. The legal fellow(s) will potentially: - Prepare research memoranda and white papers for internal use and circulation to AWEA's members wide range of legal issues, including climate change policy and wildlife issues. - Develop filings with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other federal agencies regarding the siting of wind projects. - Develop filings and regulatory process actions with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and US Department of Energy on various energy issues related to the wind industry. - Develop filings with the Environmental Protection Agency, White House Council on Environmental Quality, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Department of Interior other agencies regarding environmental (air/water) law related to the wind industry. - Assist with litigation by developing pleadings, briefs, and other court filings related to the issues in the bullets above, both at federal and state levels. - Prepare memoranda and other documents on legislative and regulatory analysis of state and federal policies related to the wind industry; identify potential legal shortfalls and evaluate potential administrative or legislative solutions. - Develop association involvement with regulatory agencies based on knowledge of administrative procedures and other factors. AWEA is currently accepting applications from 2Ls and 3Ls for fall 2018 and spring 2019. The fellowship can be part-time or full-time. Preference will be given to applicants that can work full time. The legal fellow(s) will receive a stipend and transit card. If interested please send your resume, cover letter, an unofficial copy of your transcript, and writing sample to Lauren Bachtel at firstname.lastname@example.org. AWEA will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.