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Zubrow Fellowship in Children's Law

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Juvenile Law Center
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Philadelphia, PA

Juvenile Law Center


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Published 13 days ago

September 1, 2021
January 15, 2021
Up to $62,000

Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for all youth in the child welfare and justice systems.

Founded in 1975, Juvenile Law Center is the first non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Through litigation, appellate advocacy and submission of amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, policy reform, public education, training, consulting, and strategic communications, we fight for children who come into contact with the child welfare and justice systems. Widely published and internationally recognized as leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center has substantially shaped the development of law and policy on behalf of youth. We strive to ensure that laws, policies, and practices affecting youth advance racial and economic equity and are rooted in research, consistent with children’s unique developmental characteristics, and reflective of international human rights values. Current initiatives can be found here.

The Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellowship in Children's Law provides an opportunity to engage in a wide variety of advocacy efforts on behalf of children in the foster care, juvenile and criminal justice systems. Zubrow Fellows are involved in litigation, legislative efforts, training, and policy work on issues ranging from the rights of dependent youth aging out of the foster care system to the needs of incarcerated children. The Zubrow Fellows are exposed to all aspects of Juvenile Law Center's work, which includes responding to opportunities that arise through cases, crises and collaborations. As a result, much of the Fellows' work is determined by the nature of the opportunities that arise during their tenure.

Juvenile Law Center is committed to advancing equity both internally and in our advocacy work. We recognize the urgency and necessity of actively building and supporting diverse leadership at Juvenile Law Center and in the field more broadly. We are committed to actively recruiting and hiring from communities most impacted by our work. Applicants working to advance equity and who identify with these impacted communities are strongly encouraged to apply and self-identify during the application process. 

Awards:

The Zubrow Fellowship is a two-year fellowship with an annual salary of $62,000, plus health care benefits, disability insurance, and life insurance. 

Eligibility:

Zubrow Fellows are emerging leaders who graduated law school within two years prior to beginning the Fellowship. Applicants for the 2021-2023 Zubrow Fellowship should have graduated or anticipate graduating law school or a dual degree program in law between 2019-2021. There is no restriction on what an applicant who has already graduated has chosen to do in time since graduating. Individual questions about eligibility should be addressed to zubrow@jlc.org.

Criteria:

In general, applicants will be judged on the extent to which they possess the vision, drive and skills required to create and sustain the work that furthers Juvenile Law Center’s mission. The selection committee will consider the applicant’s competence, character and commitment. The Fellow will be expected to begin the fellowship in September 2021.

Selection Process:

After the application period closes, the hiring committee reviews all applications and selects candidates that best match the position requirements for video interviews. After the video interviews, finalists are invited to a final panel interview. The interview may take place virtually. It is generally expected that final interviewees are prepared to accept the Fellowship if an offer is made. Applicants should carefully consider their interest in the Fellowship before applying and/or accepting an invitation for a final interview.

Finalists for the Zubrow Fellowship will also have an opportunity for a phone conversation with a current Zubrow Fellow to ask questions before accepting the final interview. This phone conversation will not be part of the formal selection process. 

Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for all youth in the child welfare and justice systems.

Founded in 1975, Juvenile Law Center is the first non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • J.D. Required

Benefits

The Zubrow Fellowship is a two-year fellowship with an annual salary of $62,000, plus health care benefits, disability insurance, and life insurance. 

The Zubrow Fellowship is a two-year fellowship with an annual salary of $62,000, plus health care benefits, disability insurance, and life insurance. 

Location

Philadelphia, PA

How to Apply

Please review our FAQ Page before beginning the application process.

All application materials must be submitted electronically in one application packet to Juvenile Law Center by 5:00 P.M. EDT on January 15, 2021. Please include in your packet:

  • Zubrow Fellowship Application Form
  • Two essays on separate sheets
  • Resume
  • Law school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation, including from: (1) one law school professor; (2) one current or former employer; and (3) one recommender of the applicant’s choice
  •  Writing sample (no more than 10 double-spaced pages)

All materials, including the letters of recommendation, must be included with the application. Please send all application materials as a single PDF to zubrow@jlc.org

The PDF file should be titled using the following format: LastName_FirstName_ZubrowApplication

 If your recommenders will not send the recommendation to you to include in your single submission, please direct them to email the file to zubrow@jlc.org and title the attachment using the following format: LastName_FirstName_ZubrowRecommendation

Please review our FAQ Page before beginning the application process.

All application materials must be submitted electronically in one application packet to Juvenile Law…

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