3Ls: Apply for the Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellowship!

Applications are currently being accepted from students entering their third year of law school for the Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellowship—an exciting, two‐year, public interest fellowship opportunity. The Fellowship is a full‐time position; we are accepting applications for the term beginning September, 2013, and ending August 2015. Applications due October 15, 2012.

The Fellow will be placed at the Empire Justice Center, a statewide, multi‐issue, multi‐strategy non‐profit law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor and low income families live.  The Fellow will work with advocates in Empire Justice Center’s Rochester, New York, office representing low‐income clients in complex areas of litigation and other types of advocacy.

The Fellowship is being funded in memory of Hanna S. Cohn, a remarkable attorney who began her 25‐year career in poverty law as a public interest fellow. Hanna was the Executive Director of Volunteer Legal Services Project (VLSP)—a pro bono program that, because of Hanna’s leadership, is recognized as one of the best of its kind in the country.

The Empire Justice Center is pleased to offer this opportunity for another two‐year term. Applications are available for download from the website at http://www.empirejustice.org. The direct link to the application is here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristi Hughes, Fellowship Administrator, at (585) 295‐5817.