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NCLEJ Legal Fellowship

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The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) seeks motivated rising third year law students and recent law graduates with a record of commitment to social justice, and excellent writing, legal research and communication skills, to sponsor for Legal Fellowships beginning in the Fall of 2022, including Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Justice Catalyst, and any other relevant fellowships. 


NCLEJ advances the cause of economic and racial justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country, using ground-breaking impact litigation, policy advocacy, and support for grassroots organizing. NCLEJ fights to end systemic discrimination against people of color, women, sexual and gender minorities, immigrants, and people with disabilities, and works to build systems that provide economic security and opportunity to all. Our current advocacy is focused on 1) preserving and maintaining access to government benefits; 2) protecting and advancing the rights of workers; 3) combatting unlawful and abusive debt collection; and 4) advocating for people with disabilities.


Fellowship Description: Fellows will join with staff attorneys to support new and ongoing impact litigation and class actions, policy analysis, and advocacy. Previous fellows have had the opportunity to develop facts and research for new litigation; participate in discovery matters in pending litigation; conduct legal and policy research on a variety of issues; participate in settlement negotiations; draft legal briefs; and collaborate with grassroots and community-based organizations across the country.


For applicants seeking project-based fellowships, NCLEJ will work closely with selected applicants to develop project proposals and will provide support throughout the fellowship funding application cycle. NCLEJ welcomes new proposals for fellowship projects that fit within NCLEJ’s mission and areas of work. Some potential fellowship project areas may include:

·        Advocacy to abolish driver’s license suspensions for unpaid child support obligations;

·        Advocacy to end racial and income/wealth discrimination in access to utilities, such as water, internet, and electricity;

·        Advancing the rights of workers in the Work Experience Program who are required to work in order to receive public benefits.

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) seeks motivated rising third year law students and recent law graduates with a record of commitment to social justice, and excellent writing, legal research and communication skills…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Salary

At least $64,800

Benefits

Fringe benefits include health, dental, life, and long-term and short-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, family and medical leave, employer contributions to a 403(b) plan, flexible spending plans, and generous holiday schedules; vision insurance and an employee assistance plan .

Fringe benefits include health, dental, life, and long-term and short-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, family and medical leave, employer contributions to a 403(b) plan…

Level of Language Proficiency

Strong English skills required, other languages advantageous.

Strong English skills required, other languages advantageous.

Location

On-site
275 Seventh Ave., Suite 1506, New York, NY 10001-6860, United States

How to Apply

How to apply: Please submit (1) a cover letter setting out why you believe you would be a strong fellowship candidate for sponsorship by NCLEJ and possible projects (whether fully formed or just preliminary ideas) you are interested in, (2) a resume, (3) a writing sample, and (4) three references. Send these materials by e-mail to fellowship@nclej.org. Your application will be acknowledged by e-mail. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and early applications are appreciated. We will contact you if we wish to schedule an interview.  


NCLEJ is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying, please contact Leah Lotto at 212-633-6967 or lotto@nclej.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

How to apply: Please submit (1) a cover letter setting out why you believe you would be a strong fellowship candidate for sponsorship by NCLEJ and possible projects (whether fully…

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