Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment


Serving the people of the American West, the nation, and the world through creative, interdisciplinary research, bold, inclusive teaching, and innovative problem solving in order to further true sustainability for our lands, waters, and environment.

Now Accepting Applications: Getches-Wyss Fellowship, 2015 Research Assistants

Getches-Wyss Fellowship

The David H. Getches Native American and Natural Resources Law Fellowship was made available as the result of a generous gift from the Wyss Foundation. The Getches Wyss Fellowship will support a recent Colorado Law School graduate in carrying out a project that addresses a significant issue or issues of importance in Native American and/or natural resources law. The fellowship will be awarded through a competitive process to an applicant who demonstrates a sincere interest in pursuing a career in the field of Native American or natural resources law. The awardee will be hired by the University of Colorado Law School to work with the Getches—Wilkinson Center, in conjunction with the faculty and staff of the Law School, or with a non–governmental organization or Indian tribe, under the supervision of the Center.

2015 Getches-Wyss Fellow: Project and Application Information

Research Assistants

The Getches-Wilkinson Center is currently accepting applications for Summer 2015 Research Assistants in a variety of project areas. Please visit the link below for a full listing of project areas, and application instructions.

2015 Research Assistant: Project and Application Information

Work-study eligibility is required for 2015 Research Assistants. Work-study applications are available as of February 25th, funding is popular and goes fast so we encourage you to apply for work-study as soon as possible. Information on the work-study application is available at the link below.

University of Colorado Work-study Information

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Natural Resources Clinic

Led by Professor Michael Soules, Colorado Law's Natural Resources Clinic is one of the nation’s first, opening in 1978.  Originally, Clinic students worked in conjunction with staff attorneys at the National Wildlife Federation on environmental issues such as protecting federal public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.  In Spring 2010, the Clinic moved in-house to the Law School.  It continues to focus on issues related to public lands, and students work on projects before administrative agencies, state and federal courts, and state  legislatures.

American Indian Law Clinic

The American Indian Law Clinic, established in 1992 as one of the first of its kind, provides quality legal representation to low-income clients with specific Indian law related problems. Many in the Denver region have limited access to legal assistance and that access is further restricted when the issue involves Indian law.  They have nowhere to turn when certain rights, some guaranteed by treaty, are denied.  The Clinic’s student attorneys provide hundreds of hours of pro bono legal work to assist these people with direct legal assistance when possible, or by acting as a referral source when unable to help directly.