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Remote Summer Position for Law Students

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The Exoneration Initiative ("EXI") seeks second and third year law student applicants for the summer of 2021. Law students will assist EXI staff in evaluating cases for potential innocence claims, conducting legal research, writing memoranda, and conducting in-house investigations. There may also be an opportunity for students to assist in writing articles or studies in the area of wrongful convictions. This position is an exceptional opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in criminal law, whether on the prosecution or defense side - your work here will provide you with insight into all facets of the criminal justice system, from creative forms of investigation to pioneering work in advancing the "actual innocence doctrine" in New York courts.

The ideal applicant will be a second or third year law student with a demonstrated passion for social justice, excellent research, writing, and speaking (communication) skills. As our students will be constantly theorizing and debating, a desire and ability to think outside the box are essential. Those who have taken evidence and/or criminal procedure courses preferred, but all applications will be considered. Students will work remotely with biweekly group Zooms, and will preferably dedicate the whole summer on a full-time basis. Applicants should be available for zoom interviews beginning the week of Monday, February 22, 2021.

For more information about our organization, please visit our website at www.exi.org.

The Exoneration Initiative ("EXI") seeks second and third year law student applicants for the summer of 2021. Law students will assist EXI staff in evaluating cases for potential innocence claims, conducting legal research, writing…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location

The Exoneration Initiative

233 Broadway, New York, NY 10279, USA
2370

How to Apply

Send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Rebecca Freedman at exijobapp@gmail.com. Please indicate in the subject line: "Summer Law Student application." Transcripts not necessary.

Send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Rebecca Freedman at exijobapp@gmail.com. Please indicate in the subject line: "Summer Law Student application." Transcripts not…

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