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LEGAL FOOD HUB FELLOWSHIP
The Food Movement grows here. Join us in Vermont, one of the most innovative and progressive states in the nation for food and agricultural law and policy. Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) invites applications for a one-year Legal Food Hub fellowship beginning January 2022.
The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) uses law and policy to build a more sustainable and just food system. CAFS cultivates future leaders and empowers food system stakeholders through education, research, and collaboration. As part of this work, CAFS has partnered with Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) on the Legal Food Hub, a program that connects farmers, food entrepreneurs, and related organizations with free legal assistance and educational resources. CLF launched the first Legal Food Hub in Massachusetts in 2014 and now operates Hubs in Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. CAFS operates the Legal Food Hub in Vermont, which launched in January 2020.
The Fellow will be a key part of the Legal Food Hub team, advancing the goals of the Hub in Vermont and across the New England region. This will likely include developing legal resources for food and farm stakeholders on relevant legal topics; working with our network of volunteer attorneys to strengthen and expand legal capacity to work on farm-related legal issues around the region; conducting legal training for farmers and other key stakeholders. The Fellow may also have the opportunity to work on Legal Food Hub matters placed in our Food and Agriculture Clinic.
NATURE OF THE FELLOWSHIP
This fellowship is designed for a recent graduate or a practicing lawyer seeking to transition to a food/ag-oriented practice. The Fellow will be housed within CAFS and work primarily with the CAFS Legal Food Hub team but will have the opportunity to work directly with CLF’s Legal Food Hub team also. The fellow’s responsibilities will likely include, but not be limited to:
Annual salary $50,000 plus benefits; one-year position.
Applications and information must be received by October 22, 2021