Animal Law Media Fellowship

Posted On: April 15, 2021


Media Organization: Vermont Law School

Company Description

Vermont Law School, a private, independent institution, is home to the nation’s premier environmental law program. VLS offers a juris doctor curriculum that emphasizes public service; four master’s degrees—Master of Environmental Law and Policy, Master of Energy Regulation and Law, Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy, and Master of Arts in Restorative Justice—and four post-JD degrees-LLM in American Legal Studies (for foreign-trained lawyers), LLM in Energy Law, LLM in Environmental Law, and an LLM in Food and Agriculture Law. The school features innovative experiential programs and is home to the Environmental Law Center, South Royalton Legal Clinic, Environmental Advocacy Clinic, Energy Clinic, Food and Agriculture Clinic, Environmental Justice Clinic, and Center for Justice Reform.

Job Description

We are currently accepting applications for a new Animal Law Media Fellowship. Applications are open to qualified journalists who cover issues related to agriculture, factory farming and/or animal welfare.

The Animal Law Media Fellow will spend two weeks at Vermont Law School’s Summer Session from July 12 to 22 attending an intensive course in Farmed Animal Law, while having access to the school’s distinguished faculty and visiting policy leaders.

The position includes a $1,250 stipend, housing and books, and a tuition waiver. In addition to attending class, the fellow will present on a topic of their choice as part of the Summer Session’s “Hot Topics” series.

To Apply

The application deadline is Monday, April 26. Prospective fellows may submit applications via email to Molly McDonough at with “animal law media fellowship” in the subject line. Include a CV or LinkedIn profile, a link to your online portfolio or links to at least two recent published articles, and a short cover letter explaining your interests in and qualifications for the fellowship. For more information, visit