Frontline communities affected by the climate crisis and other environmental harms may pursue various legal strategies to achieve climate and environmental justice, including both domestic civil rights and international human rights frameworks. Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Maryum Jordan ’14, Climate Justice Attorney at Earthrights International, who will discuss such strategies and share some of her ongoing work with a coalition of Indigenous Tribes threatened by forcible climate displacement. Maryum will also discuss career paths for climate and environmental justice advocacy both in the U.S. and abroad.
Lunch provided. RSVP.
Are you a 2L considering applying for post-graduate fellowships but don’t know where to begin? Are you wondering how to find and approach a host organization for sponsoring a Skadden Fellowship to work as a staff attorney or create an original proposal? Are you curious about how to design a viable “project” for fellowships, such as an Equal Justice Works, HLR, or Justice Catalyst fellowship at a non-profit organization of your choice? Join OPIA staff, students, and alumni for tips on how to develop a fellowship proposal from cover letter to interview.
Explore the possibilities of gaining two years of support at the job of your dreams with an innovative project at a U.S.-based organization by meeting with Jessica Ryckman, Director of Fellowships at the Equal Justice Works Foundation. Jessica will give an insider’s view on the fellowship selection process. Attendance at the info session is required if you plan to apply for the fellowship. If students cannot attend the mandatory session because of time conflicts, they must make an appointment with Judy Murciano to discuss the EJW application.
After the event, stop by the OPIA suite (WCC 4039) for drop-in office hours with Jessica to ask any questions you might have about the fellowship and application process.