In 2017, following the launch of the State Impact Center, all attorneys general and their senior staff were invited to apply to the NYU Law Fellow program. Interested attorneys general described their need for additional support on clean energy, climate and environmental matters, and certified that they could participate in the program under applicable federal and state laws.
NYU pays the salaries of the law fellows, but the fellows’ sole duty of loyalty is to the attorney general in whose office he or she serves. All work performed by the fellows is entirely identified and managed by their respective AG offices. The law fellows serve as Special Assistant Attorneys General (SAAGs) for a limited term on clean energy, climate, and environmental matters with regional or national significance.
There are currently 18 NYU law fellow positions in eleven attorney general offices: DC, DE, CT, IL, MA, MD, MN, NM, NY, OR and WA.