Legal Fellowships Across Project Areas

Published

05/14/2018

End Date

06/14/2018

Address

1401 New York Avenue Northwest
Washington
District of Columbia
20005
United States

Description

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation’s foremost civil rights legal organizations, is soliciting applications from bright, creative, and driven recent law school graduates to serve as Fellows in any of our Project Areas: Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Educational Opportunities, Stop Hate, Fair Housing and Community Development, and Public Policy.


These fellowships provide recent law school graduates with an opportunity to become familiar with civil rights practice by working with many of the nation's leading civil rights experts at the national office of the Lawyers' Committee in Washington, D.C. Our fellows become involved with substantive legal activities, which involve co-counseled litigation with prominent law firms and non-litigation activities such as transactional legal services, legislative and public policy advocacy, and public education on important civil rights matters.


These fellowships are unpaid and voluntary positions, and are particularly well-suited for law school bridge fellows, or for individuals who have obtained other outside sources of funding.


Qualifications


  • A strong and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and racial justice;
  • Prior experience working with or ties to low-income communities of color;
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills as demonstrated through writing samples, internship and clinical experience, and academic record;
  • Ability to work cooperatively on a variety of projects with all Lawyers' Committee staff and to develop and maintain positive relationships with diverse clients and community organizations; and
  • Effective written and oral communication skills in both legal and non-legal settings.

·        Fluency in Spanish is a plus.



Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.

The Lawyers’ Committee does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other status protected under law.

We strongly encourage candidates of color and candidates from underrepresented communities to apply.

If you have any questions about applying, please contact Genevieve Bonadies Torres, Co-Chair of the Fellowship Selection Committee, at gbonadies@lawyerscommittee.org.


How To Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter to fellowship@lawyerscommitee.org. Please write “Legal Fellowship” and your name in the subject line.


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