REFLECTIONS BY RECIPIENTS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW DIVERSITY & INCLUSION FELLOWSHIP
By Marjan Kris Abubo, Jina Kim, Elias Rodriguez, and Idalmis Vaquero (edited by Miles Hogan*)
One of the CLA Environmental Law Section’s key programs is the Environmental Law Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program, which is co-sponsored with the California Lawyers Foundation. The Fellowship Program is designed to help foster diversity within the Environmental Law Section.
The Program gives law students a chance to spend 8 to 10 weeks over the summer practicing environmental, energy, land use, and/or natural resources law at a participating government agency or public interest organization. Currently, each participant receives a $6,500 stipend. The Section assists students with placement at the governmental agency or public interest organization and matches the Fellows with mentors who practice in the field. The Section also coordinates gatherings and provides opportunities for Fellows to meet other Section members and attorneys. The Section also invites each Fellow to attend the Section’s Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite® in October following the Fellowship with free conference registration.