Research Opportunities

The Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE), Berkeley Law environmental and energy law faculty, and other members of the Berkeley environmental community frequently recruit graduate students to assist with ongoing research.  Research can often be done for pay (GSRs), for academic credit (297 or 298), or as pro bono hours.  

Please contact us if you have a particular research interest.  Open positions will be posted here periodically, including details about the type of research involved and the application process.


— Fall 2023: Open Positions —

Professor Eric Biber is looking to hire research assistants (RAs) for the Fall of 2023. RAs can work on a range of projects in environmental and energy law, including but not limited to:

1. Research on local and state land-use regulation in California and its impacts on housing production and costs.
2. Research on the environmental regulations being developed by California for the state’s newly legalized cannabis industry.
3. Research on joint management of public lands by federal land management agencies and federally recognized tribes.
4. Research on the optimal sequencing of climate policy to facilitate aggressive and resilient policy responses to climate change. RAs will have some choice as to which projects they will work on.

Commitments are expected to be between 5-10 hours/week. Students working during the fall semester can receive 297 credits (1 credit for every 4 hours/week of work). Prior experience or coursework in environmental law is preferred, but not required. Significant knowledge or engagement with American law is preferred. Positions are limited to Berkeley law students.

Please contact Professor Eric Biber if you have any questions, would like to discuss, or to apply (resume, unofficial transcript, and brief statement of interest).