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Turner Environmental Law Clinic

Fellowship Program

The Turner Environmental Law Clinic offers a two-year fellowship, attracting incredible attorneys from across the United States. Fellows engage in teaching, legal work, and research, and go on to impactful careers in environmental law. Past fellows can be found working at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Southern Environmental Law Center, and Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.

2019-2022 Fellow

Geoff Toy 16L is a former Turner Environmental Law Clinic student who joined the Clinic as a Fellow in 2019. While at the Clinic, Geoff has worked on projects supporting renewable energy development, regenerative agriculture, Superfund site cleanup, and nuclear waste litigation in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Geoff is also serving as an external reviewer on the American Planning Association’s Solar@Scale project and is a Public Interest Vice-Chair on the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ Nuclear Law Committee. In addition, Geoff works as a teaching assistant for the Environmental Advocacy, Environmental Law, and Land Use classes.

As a Clinic student, Geoff worked on issues involving the National Environmental Policy Act, the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, and water issues in Georgia. While at Emory, Geoff served as Executive Articles Editor of the Emory International Law Review and externed in the environmental law department at Coca-Cola. At Coca-Cola, Geoff prepared training materials for the company detailing hazardous waste release reporting standards under state and federal laws, including the Toxic Substances Control Act, and worked on CERCLA litigation. Following law school, Geoff worked in civil litigation with a medium-size Atlanta firm.

2022-2024 Fellow

The Turner Environmental Law Clinic is seeking applications for its 2022-2024 Postgraduate Environmental Law and Justice Fellowship. The fellowship is offered as a two-year position, with the possibility of renewal for an additional one-year term.

The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a recent law school graduate to grow as an effective environmental advocate, while fighting for clean and sustainable energy, promoting regenerative agriculture and local food systems, and protecting our natural resources and communities. The fellowship focuses on training influential attorneys and academics specializing in public interest environmental law. It also provides intensive opportunities to develop clinical education skills. 

For more information and to apply, navigate to Emory University’s Careers link. Job number 84616.

The Turner Clinic fellowship helped me launch my public interest environmental law career. In the Clinic, I was able to develop my legal skills, learn about a host of environmental issues, and establish relationships with local and national environmental groups. When I left the Clinic, I felt armed with everything I needed to succeed at Southern Environmental Law Center.

Jill Kysor, Turner Environmental Law Clinic Fellow 2013-2104 Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center