THE RALPH C. MENAPACE FELLOWSHIP IN URBAN LAND USE LAW
- Job posted by Municipal Art Society of New York
Details: Commensurate with a judicial clerkship
488 Madison Avenue
New York City has been both the laboratory and battleground for innovations in land use regulation, including urban environmental controls, zoning, open space, and historic preservation. Legislation drafted or refined through litigation in New York has provided the model for land use laws throughout the country.
The Ralph C. Menapace Fellowship, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), gives recent law school graduates an opportunity to acquire first-hand experience in the legislative process, litigation, and advocacy before New York’s regulatory bodies. It provides the intensive learning experience of a judicial clerkship with a greater opportunity for independent, creative work in finding solutions to new and persistent problems in urban life.
ABOUT THE MENAPACE FELLOWSHIP
The Menapace Fellow will work under the guidance of MAS’s General Counsel and our Law Committee, which comprises distinguished attorneys with expertise in preservation, zoning, land use and government. The Fellow will be involved in legislative work, litigation, and the preparation and delivery of testimony in proceedings before state and federal administrative bodies, as well as the City Planning Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Board of Standards & Appeals, and the City Council. The Fellow will also serve as in-house counsel, assisting in corporate and non-profit law matters for the MAS.
The Fellow’s term, to commence in summer 2018, will run for a mandatory two-year period.
ABOUT RALPH C. MENAPACE, JR.
The Fellowship is named in honor of Ralph C. Menapace, Jr., a distinguished lawyer and active civic leader who died in 1984. Mr. Menapace, a graduate of Yale Law School and a partner in the firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel, championed the preservation of landmarks, the protection and enhancement of parks, and the creation of more sensitive zoning tools to guide new development. He was an invaluable resource for community groups, government agencies, and civic organizations.
Full benefit package
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter indicating the basis of their interest, a resume, legal writing sample (no longer than ten pages), and transcript by May 1, 2018 to Robert Libbey, Municipal Art Society, 488 Madison Avenue, 1900, New York, New York, 10022. PLEASE EMAIL TO JOBS@MAS.ORG