The National Agricultural Law Center employ numerous research fellows to help conduct legal research and writing projects that meaningfully assist the NALC and its partners in serving state, regional, and national stakeholders in furtherance of its mission as the nation’s leading source of objective agricultural and food law research and information. Specific areas of research include but are not limited to:
- Environmental regulation of agriculture;
- Food safety and food labeling;
- Agricultural finance and credit; and
- Other relevant issues such as agricultural data and technology, local and regional food systems, and agricultural labor.
Successful applicants will have completed at least their first year of law school and have demonstrated skills and experience in legal research and writing. Applications must include at least one letter of reference that speaks to the applicant’s research and writing skills. Previous experience or background in agriculture is preferred, but not required. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred, but not required. Applicants must be motivated and capable of reliably implementing work projects in a distance working arrangement. This position requires a commitment of at least ten hours a week, with flexibility given for exams and other academic or holiday events. Interested individuals will be asked to submit a current resume, reference(s), an unofficial law school transcript and a writing sample (10 pages or less).
Applications are accepted in April, July and November of each year, and are advertised on NALC social media. Please follow those outlets to stay aware of the current postings.