Postgraduate Fellowships & Job Opportunities; Diversity Fellowships

National Juvenile Defender Center seeks 2019-2020 Gault Fellow (Washington, DC)

Recent law school graduates and current 3L/4LEs (Class of 2018 or 2019) are invited to apply for a one-year juvenile defense fellowship at the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) in Washington, DC, which will begin immediately or no later than September 2019.

NJDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense. The Gault Fellowship is in honor of the U.S. Supreme Court case In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967), which extended to youth many of the same due process protections afforded adults accused of crimes, including the right to counsel.

Application instructions: Application deadline is May 6, 2019 and additional details and application instructions are available here.

2019-2020 Narver Policy Fellowship

The Washington State Budget & Policy Center is now accepting applications for it’s 2019-2020 Betty Jane Narver Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to expand the diversity of voices, perspectives, and experiences that influence state policy. WSBPC is seeking candidates with experience with communities that are underrepresented in state policy debates who have an interest in working on policies that impact people with low and moderate incomes and communities of color.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is April 26, 2019.

Center for Public Representation seeks Policy Associate (Washington, DC)

The Center for Public Representation is a national advocacy organization that uses legal strategies, advocacy, and policy to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. The Center is seeking a public policy associate to continue to build, expand and help lead the D.C. office’s public policy work. For additional details and to apply, please visit here. Position will be open until filled.

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarships

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected and appreciated, recognized as sources of strength of the Firm, and valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work.

Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three scholarships to diverse law students this year. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student’s third year of law school. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices.

To Apply: All applications must be submitted via the online application tool. You will first need to register to use Baker Donelson technology. After registering, you can begin the application process or save the information and return to the site at a later point. Application Deadline is June 16, 2019.

Lewis Brisbois Summer Diversity Fellowship (Seattle)

The Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, one of the nation’s largest law firms, is seeking a rising diverse second, or third year law student with strong academic records, interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team setting for the Firm’s Summer Fellowship Program.

Applicants should be highly motivated, have excellent writing skills, intellectual curiosity and have plans to live in Seattle after law school. If selected, this law clerk will have challenging and real world responsibilities and opportunities including shadowing one or more attorneys to client conferences, depositions, court or other proceedings beyond the office. The Summer Fellowship Program will begin in late May or early June 2019 and is a paid opportunity.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.