Summer Research Assistant Position; Fall Internship in Environmental Law & Post Grad Positions in Immigration and Human Rights

LGBT Rights Research Opportunity this Summer with Professor Nicolas

Rainbow_flag_and_blue_skiesProfessor Nicolas seeks a part-time research assistant to assist him on a variety of projects involving GLBT rights. Interested students should contact Professor Nicolas at pnicolas@uw.edu. Include your resume, transcript, work study status, and the name of a faculty member familiar with your research skills (in most cases, your 1L LARW professor).

Fall 2013 Internship or Externship with SF-based Wild Equity Institute

wei-logoThe Wild Equity Institute (“WEI”) is currently accepting applications for legal internships for the fall of 2013.

WEI is a San Francisco-based organization with a national and international mission: to build a healthy and sustainable global community for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth. As such, WEI is engaged in cutting-edge litigation at the intersection of the environmental justice and grassroots conservation movements, and our cases highlight the two movements’ shared moral foundation: equity, the creation of a more just and fair world.

WEI offers a flexible work environment with excellent mentoring opportunities. Specific work projects may include drafting complaints; researching various aspects of civil procedure and environmental law for inclusion in summary judgment motions; and preparing administrative petitions.

WEI is dedicated to conducting the highest quality legal work within the movement. We litigate under laws such as the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, and the Civil Rights Act in an effort to create a more equitable world for all. We seek creative, motivated, dedicated, and good-humored law students to join us in these efforts. A background in ecology and/or civil rights is preferred.

Applications accpeted on a rolling basis. For complete externship information and application instruction please click here.

Americans for Immigrant Justice in Florida Seeks Staff Attorney

aijustice-largeAmericans for Immigrant Justice’s Lucha Project, established in 1997, serves immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or trafficking. Lucha attorneys work with grant partners to provide coordinated services in South Florida. Lucha has been at the forefront of service provision, legislative changes, and national advocacy efforts.
Duties include effectively managing large VAWA, U-visa, T-visa, & VAWA-related Removal Defense caseload; screening immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking for eligibility for immigration benefits; supervising legal interns and paralegals representing clients; representing AI Justice’s Lucha Project at community meetings, events, advocacy committees, task forces; collaborating with government agencies and community based organizations to improve systemic responses to immigrant survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking; educating and providing technical assistance concerning immigration issues affecting victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis. For complete information and application instructions please click here.

InIRadvocatesternational Rights Advocates Seeks Self-Funded 2014 Legal Fellow

IRAdvocates seeks a full-time fellow to work on its international human rights cases, which employ legal strategies to hold multinational corporations accountable for human rights abuses. All cases are administered through the Washington, DC office of Conrad & Scherer, LLP. Additionally, the fellow will assist in developing new capacity building projects with partner organizations, which are designed to support on-going litigation initiatives and advance new litigation strategies at the local, regional, and international level.

The applicant must be a U.S. licensed attorney, or have bar membership pending.  Civil litigation experience in U.S. courts is preferred.  The applicant should possess excellent research and writing skills, as well as a commitment to contributing to public interest law and/or human rights advocacy. The applicant must also possess the ability to work independently under time constraints. Please note that this position could require travel outside the U.S. Women and Persons of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. For complete information and application instructions please click here.

Solidarity Center in DC Seeking Contract Researcher on International Human Rights & Gender

bangladesh_garmentThe Solidarity Center seeks a JD or LLM graduate with research and writing on International Human Rights Law and International Labor Law. Salary is $20-$25 per hour. Applicants should send send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Ziona Tanzer ztanzer@solidaritycenter.org. Open until filled.