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Counsel (Entry-Level), Voting Rights and Elections Program

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O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de New York, NY
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Nível de Experiência
Recém formado
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USD $84.000 - $101.000 / ano

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The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Among our core priorities, we fight to protect voting rights, end mass incarceration, strengthen checks and balances, and preserve Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think-tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them — in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.  


Position 

The Brennan Center’s Voting Rights and Elections Program seeks a talented attorney to join a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary team working collaboratively to ensure that all U.S. citizens have free and equal access to the ballot box. The attorney’s focus will be to combat voter suppression and advance pro-voter reforms at the state and federal levels. 


The past ten years have seen a brazen and widespread assault on the right to vote. Elected officials at the highest levels have deployed disinformation and misinformation to scapegoat communities trying to assert their rightful place in the electorate. And the Capitol attack made plain that some are even prepared to reject the use of elections as the arena to contest political differences. We meet these challenges, and others, head on. Our Voting Rights and Elections Program advocates for free, fair, and accessible elections, with special focus on the ways systemic barriers impede electoral participation by communities of color. We do so with partners ranging from community-based organizations to election administrators to pro bono counsel. 


The Brennan Center’s methods include legal and empirical research and writing, litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, media and communications, and public education. This is an entry-level position reporting to the Voting Rights and Elections Program Director or Deputy Director, although the Counsel may be assigned to work under the direction of other team members as needed.  


Note: Brennan Center employees adhere to a hybrid schedule that is subject to change, with employees currently required to work in the office a minimum of three days per week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. While most employees follow this in-person schedule, there may be some positions that require additional in-office days. The position is based in our New York City or Washington, D.C. locations and will require occasional travel.    


Responsibilities Include 

  • Providing research support for reports and policy proposals, including research (legal, social science, and news-based), fact checking, legal cite checking, and proofreading. 
  • Assisting with policy advocacy, sometimes through work in coalitions, to change policies and laws at the local, state, and federal levels. 
  • Supporting the preparation of written work (including articles, opinion pieces, speeches, reports, legislative testimony, and organizational materials), with opportunities for named authorship. 
  • Co-writing reports and policy proposals, with opportunities for named authorship. 
  • Participating in litigation, including research, brief writing, and strategy development, with team members, allied organizations, and/or pro bono law firm counsel. 
  • Taking on special projects and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications 

Required. The position requires a J.D. and admission to the bar of the office where the employee is based. If you are admitted to a Bar for a state other than the office where you are located, you must be eligible to practice or apply for admission to that state’s Bar within 6 months of hire.  This is an entry-level position open to applicants who are recent law school graduates, judicial law clerks, and others with 1-2 years of post-law school experience.   

Ideal. The ideal candidate will have some combination of the following experiences and qualifications. We recognize that many excellent candidates may not have all these experiences and qualifications and we will provide support for the successful candidate to acquire additional skills. 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent legal research and analysis skills. 
  • Strong ability and desire to write for legal, policy, and public audiences. 
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and sound judgment, including the ability to work with diverse constituencies both inside and outside the organization. 
  • A commitment to racial equity. 
  • Comfort working with social science research and experts. 
  • Experience working in government, in nonprofit or legal organizations, or on voting rights and democracy issues. 


The Brennan Center is committed to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace.  We continuously work with our staff to find new ways to increase diversity and to build and cultivate an inclusive and equitable work environment, where everyone can be their true self and feel a strong sense of belonging.   As such, we seek to hire employees who have a commitment to and/or experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In addition, we expect employees to participate/contribute with DEI initiatives or activities with recruitment, retention, and workplace culture.    


Application Instructions   

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage interested applicants to apply early, as the position will be filled once a qualified candidate is found. To apply, visit <<this link>>.  Please upload the following documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) two writing samples (up to 10 pages), and (4) contact information for three references. If applicable, include internet hyperlinks to authored writing samples.      

 

Please, no phone calls or faxes; it is strongly preferred that you apply on our website. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with “Counsel (Entry-Level), Voting Rights and Elections Program” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.   


Compensation and Benefits:   

This is a scaled position. The salary range assigned for the scale is $84,000 - $101,000 and has been determined based on market competitiveness. Each salary in the scale is determined by the number of years of professional experience after the selected candidate graduated from law school. Additionally, we offer a very robust and competitive array of benefits such as a generous time off program, 401k plan, comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), and wellness and office perks.    

  

In addition, this position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW local 2320.    

  

Note: The Brennan Center is committed to public health and to the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and visitors. As such, we have adopted a policy requiring all employees working in the New York and Washington, DC offices to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including having a booster, or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption.  

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American…

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Application Instructions   

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage interested applicants to apply early, as the position will be filled once a qualified candidate is found. To apply, visit <<this link>>.  Please upload the following documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) two writing samples (up to 10 pages), and (4) contact information for three references. If applicable, include internet hyperlinks to authored writing samples.      

 

Please, no phone calls or faxes; it is strongly preferred that you apply on our website. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with “Counsel (Entry-Level), Voting Rights and Elections Program” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.   

Application Instructions   

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage interested applicants to apply early, as the position will be filled once a qualified…

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