Stoneleigh Foundation funding multiple post-grad fellowships for community building

Jan. 9, paid: Environmental Law Institute summer clerkship

Application Deadline: Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

In accord with our mission to build the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) provides opportunities for law students to join us at the Inenvironmental-law-institutestitute. The University of Washington School of Law, with the generous sponsorship of Marten Law, is providing funding for one UW Law student to participate in our summer clerkship program with a stipend.

ELI summer law clerks work closely with ELI experts on domestic and international projects spanning ELI’s full range of expertise. Law clerks also may assist in the editing and production of ELI publications, such as the Environmental Law Reporter. Law clerks provide crucial support for ELI projects and publications by conducting legal and policy research, drafting memoranda, attending and reporting on briefings and current events, and assisting in the preparation of reports and other published materials. Learn more here.

Application Process: Get more information here.

Various Deadlines: Two-year fellowships for post-grads

Stoneleigh FoundationApplication Deadline: Each fellowship has a different deadline ranging from Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 to Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

The Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship provides hands-on experience for early career professionals interested in addressing the needs of Greater Philadelphia’s most vulnerable youth through policy analysis, research, or advocacy.  Fellows work collaboratively with a host organization to execute a project that simultaneously advances the mission of the organization and provides the Fellow with the opportunity to gain new skills, leadership, and experience.  This full-time, two-year Fellowship provides salary, benefits, and a stipend for professional development.

Opportunities: Leveraging Civil Legal Services to Fight Youth Homelessness (Dec. 20), Reducing Education Barriers of LGBT and Gender Non-Conforming Youth (Dec. 30), Improving Outcomes for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Through Higher Education (Dec. 31), Coalition Building to Address Youth Homelessness (Jan. 6)

Application Process: Apply for each fellowship individually here.

Rolling Deadline: Associate Legal Aid Attorney for the AARP

aarpApplication Deadline: Open until filled

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. Read more about the position here.

 Application Process: Apply here.

Rolling Deadline: King County Dept. of Public Defense hiring 3L for full-time position
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Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Department of Public Defense (DPD) is now actively recruiting 3rd year law students committed to working in public defense in King County to begin employment in late summer 2017. The successful applicant will have a passion for public defense and a demonstrated commitment to helping those who are less fortunate. He or she will also have a demonstrated ability to receive feedback and integrate that feedback into his or her practice. The scope of representation expected by an attorney is determined by the nature of the case assignment and in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. Caseload standards established by the State Supreme Court and that foster excellence in legal representation are observed in accordance with Washington State Bar Association guidelines. Attorneys in the Department of Public Defense are expected to complete all required trainings and to actively advance their level of practice by seeking additional learning opportunities. Read more about the position here.

Application Process: Learn more here and apply online here

Rolling Deadline: Campaign Legal Center hiring Summer Law Clerk

campaign-legal-centerApplication Deadline: Open until filled

The Campaign Legal Center (CLC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization in Washington, DC, is seeking law students to serve as summer law clerks in 2017. CLC’s mission is to improve our democracy and protect the fundamental right of all Americans to participate in the political process. To that end, CLC litigates impact cases on voting rights, partisan gerrymandering, and campaign finance protections. CLC also runs a state and local program to help draft and defend democracy reforms at the local level. CLC oversees the Voting Rights Institute. Now more than ever, CLC’s work protecting our democracy is critical.

 

Summer law clerks at CLC have the opportunity to work across all of CLC’s issue area. Summer law clerks are tasked with advanced legal work including writing legal pleadings and briefs, researching complex issues for pending and potential lawsuits, investigating claims of voting discrimination, drafting regulatory language, and writing complaints to the Federal Election Commission. CLC anticipates that 2017 law clerks will assist with pending litigation attacking felon disfranchisement, partisan gerrymandering, and FEC inaction to enforce our campaign finance laws. Summer law clerks will also assist in writing testimony for CLC staff who testify before Congress or other bodies on proposed legislation or oversight hearings. Through the VRI, summer associates will also have the opportunity to work with voting rights lawyers to help train the next generation of voting rights lawyers and to guide voting rights research needed to safeguard the right to vote. Learn more about the position here

Application Process: Get application instructions here.

Rolling Deadline: DOJ summer legal internship in the civil rights, education opportunities section

DOJApplication Deadline: Open until filled

The Educational Opportunities Section enforces federal laws that protect students from discrimination. The Section is responsible for enforcing, among other statutes, Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and religion in public schools and institutions of higher learning; the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 which, among other things, requires states and school districts to provide English Language Learner students with appropriate services to overcome language barriers; and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination based on disability. The Section also plays a significant role in enforcing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin by recipients of federal funds); Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex by recipients of federal funds); and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
The Section enforces these statutes and court decisions in a diverse array of cases involving elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education. The Section may intervene in private suits alleging violations of education-related anti-discrimination statutes and the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
Application Process: Get application instructions here.

Rolling Deadline: Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching & Advocacy Fellow at Harvard Law School

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Application Deadline: Open until filled

The fellowship will provide an opportunity for an attorney to work at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) on direct representation of individuals applying for asylum and other forms of humanitarian protection, starting in the summer of 2017. The Fellow, who will be housed at Harvard Law School, will assist with the supervision of clinical students and work closely with experienced attorneys and clinicians at Harvard Law School and Greater Boston Legal Services during the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Fellow will appear in immigration court and in front of administrative bodies with clinic students and will provide close supervision of student casework in conjunction with the Clinic Director and Assistant Director. The Fellow will assist with supervising the Harvard Immigration Project (HIP), the student practice organization, in conjunction with the HIP supervising attorney. Learn more here.

Application Process: Get application instructions here.

Rolling Deadline: School-year and summer judicial externship for 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls

u-s-district-eastern-washingtonApplication deadline: Open until filled

The Honorable Salvador Mendoza, Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, is hiring externs. His office is looking for a 2L or 3L for Winter or Spring 2017, and a 1L for Summer 2017.

Application Process: Email Monica Villanueva (Monica_Villanueva@waed.uscourts.gov) with a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample.

Welcome back! Check out these exciting job opportunities as you prep for your Spring classes!

City of Bellevue is looking for a Legal Planner!

coblogoThe Legal Planner/Consulting Attorney position in the Development Services Department supports the code development, permit review, inspection and enforcement functions of the City.  Specifically, this position is responsible for providing legal and policy advice and counsel for Development Services (DS), working under moderate to general supervision of the Land Use Director.

Development Services is a multi-department line of business that offers one-stop shopping for general information and the permits needed for development activity, and for enforcement of codes in the City of Bellevue. Staff supporting the DS function include code compliance officers, current planners, engineers, finance analysts, inspectors, plans examiners, permit technicians, and support staff from the Development Services, Fire, Transportation, and Utilities departments. DS staff also work closely with staff from other departments, like Planning & Community Development, to develop codes necessary to implement policy direction adopted by the City Council.

For more information, click here.

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) – 2017-2018 LEGAL HONORS PROGRAM

hudseal_teal_1The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Legal Honors Program.

HUD’s Legal Honors Program is designed for law students graduating from J.D. and LLM programs, and recent law school graduates completing a judicial clerkship. The Legal Honors Program is HUD’s only hiring program for entry-level attorneys. Subject to appropriations, approximately 10-20 legal honor positions are available annually in headquarters and field offices. Successful candidates begin work in August or September and participate in a 14-month appointment that may lead to a permanent position, pending bar admission. During the program, Legal Honors are assigned mentors, are given the opportunity to rotate to other offices within OGC, and participate in additional training and monthly discussions to enhance their program experience and develop their legal abilities.

The program is highly competitive and candidates are selected on the basis of merit. Selection considerations include many factors such as: academic achievement; law review and other publication work; extracurricular activities such as moot court competitions and legal clinics; employment history;and participation in activities related to HUD’s mission.

Visit the OGC website at www.hud.gov/offices/ogc to access the brochure and a fillable version of the application form. Please note electronic application opens on Friday, July 1, 2016, and closes on Friday,September 9, 2016.

HELLER HURON CHERTKOF & SALZMAN – Litigation Associate (Washington, D.C.)

U.S. Capitol at DuskHeller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman, a boutique public interest-oriented civil rights/employment discrimination law firm representing individuals located in Washington, D.C., is currently accepting applications for a junior litigation associate position. The associate will work initially under the supervision of more senior attorneys in the office, but is expected to be involved in all phases of federal and state litigation, including investigating potential cases, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, arguing motions and fully participating in trials.

Applicants should have an interest in litigation and civil rights work; strong academic credentials; superior research, writing and verbal skills; and the ability to multi-task on a variety of cases. A clerkship and/or one year of employment litigation experience is preferred, as is membership in the District of Columbia and Virginia or Maryland bars.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript, no later than April 29, 2016, to Cassandra Lenning, Esq., Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman PLLC, 1730 M Street, N.W., Ste. 412, Washington, D.C. 20036. Applications may also be submitted by email to Lenning@HellerHuron.com, subject line: “2016 Litigation Associate.”

Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. To find out more about our practice, please visit our website at www.hellerhuron.com.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL – LEGISLATION AND POLICY CLINICAL TEACHING FELLOW

loyola_chicago_law_school_logoLoyola University Chicago School of Law invites applications for the post-graduate Child Law Legislation and Policy Clinical Teaching Fellowship. This two-year Fellowship, a non-tenure track faculty position,will commence July 1, 2016.

Under the direction of the director of the Child Law Policy Institute, housed in the Civitas Child Law Center at Loyola’s School of Law, the Fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain experience in the area of clinical law teaching specific to policy and legislative reform.The Clinical Fellow will work closely with the Policy Institute’s director, participating in the Institute’s policy initiatives. The Policy Institute works on a broad range of projects related to children, including child protection, juvenile justice, domestic violence and children’s health through policy reform,legislative advocacy, research and training. The Fellow also will participate in the development of course curriculum for the Child Law Legislation and Policy Clinic and may have the opportunity to participate in teaching and supervision of students involved in other child law classes. The Fellow will been couraged to develop independent areas of interest, consistent with the mission of the Child Law Policy Institute.

Criteria for Selection: Preference will be given to recent law school graduates with experience in legislative and policy research and analysis on the state and/or federal level and familiarity with the legislative process; a demonstrated interest in the field of child law; and an interest in pursuing a career in clinical law teaching. Candidates with at least two years of relevant experience are preferred.Must possess excellent communication and writing skills.

Selection Process: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin July 1, 2016. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a letter of interest describing the candidate’s reasons for applying for the fellowship, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) samples of scholarly or other written work, (4) a law school transcript, (5) two letters of recommendation, and (5)the names and contact information of up to three additional individuals prepared to provide professional references.

Applications may be submitted through Loyola University Chicago’s Careers website at: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58764.

Inquiries should be directed to:Professor Anita Weinberg, Director, ChildLaw Policy Institute, Loyola University Chicago, 25 E. Pearson,11th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611, aweinbe@luc.edu.

ROSEN, BIEN & GALVAN, LLP – Associate Position (San Francisco, CA)

logo-rbggRosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP, a San Francisco law firm specializing in complex trial and appellate litigation in both federal and state courts, seeks an attorney with two to five years of litigation or clerkship experience. We have a broad practice, including both public interest and private sector litigation. Key practice areas include business and commercial litigation, employment counseling and litigation, civil rights, white collar and government investigation, and First Amendment. More information about the firm can be found at our website, http://www.rbgg.com/.

 Excellent research and writing skills are essential. Applicants must be admitted to the California Bar, and ideally be available to start as soon as possible.

 Application due May 19, 2016. Please apply via e-mail to kvanzetti@rbgg.com, and include all of the following:  a cover letter addressed to the Managing Partner, Michael W. Bien, a resume, two writing samples, two or more references (including mailing address, email, and telephone number), and law school transcript. In your email, please also identify where or from whom you heard about this position. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please; our website will be updated when the position is filled.

WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH – THE BENACH COLLOPY ASYLUM SUMMER FELLOWSHIP 2016

wwh_tvSurging violence against transgender and gender nonconforming communities worldwide continue to force a record number of individuals to seek protection at U.S. borders and points of entry. Many of these people qualify for asylum based on past persecution, but encounter difficulties navigating the complex U.S. immigration system. The Benach Collopy Fellowship offers the opportunity for an outstanding law student to work side by side with transgender asylum seekers to vindicate their rights and access the legal process in a way that is supportive and affirming.

Under the supervision of expert asylum attorneys at the respected law firm of Benach Collopy and the Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program, the Fellow will represent transgender asylum seekers fleeing persecution based on gender identity. The fellow will work closely with clients at Benach Collopy LLP and Whitman-Walker Health, both located in Northwest DC. Whitman-Walker Health is a medical-legal partnership dedicated to providing appropriate trans-affirming services.

The Fellow will work directly with clients, carrying active caseloads for filing to USCIS and the Immigration Court under the supervision of experienced attorneys.

Submit all applications via email only to Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program Attn: Cori Alonso-Yoder, calonso-yoder@whitman-walker.org, with the subject line “Benach Collopy Fellowship Application.” Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.Please describe your interest in the issues addressed by the Fellowship and specify your desired start and end dates.

Deadlines: Applications must be received by April 15, 2016.

Transgender, gender queer, and gender nonconforming individuals are encouraged to apply.

This Valentine’s Week, treat yourself to some new amazing public service experiences

Apply Today for the Washington Bus Fellowship to learn about grassroots organization!

If you or a young person in your life (18-25) is looking for a transformative experience this summer, check out the Washington Bus’s Fellowship–a ten-week paid political, social justice, and community building program where young folks learn practical grassroots organizing skills and put them to work influencing progressive change in Seattle! Fellows will participate in hands-on activities and work with progressive leaders from across the state. The application can be found here.

Summer 2015 International Human Rights Law Internship 

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is a seeking a creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working legal intern for its Washington, DC office for the summer. Interns will: prepare client complaints for documentation with the Special Procedures of the United Nations; identify and research pertinent domestic and international law; prepare research memoranda on United Nations systems; assist with client interviews as necessary; assist the advocacy team as necessary; and assist with administrative duties as required.

Please email a resume, cover letter, excerpted legal brief (10 pages max.) to internships [at] adhrb.org with the subject lineLEGAL EXTERN APPLICATION. We would additionally welcome any papers that a student has written analyzing international human rights law.

Nez Perce Tribe’s Office of Legal Counsel seeks Staff Attorney

The Nez Perce Tribe’s Office of Legal Counsel offers an active and dynamic opportunity to assist the Tribe in protecting and advancing in sovereignty and treaty rights. The Office is seeking a staff attorney at its office in Lapwai, Idaho to join its team. The new hire is expected to immediately assume responsibility for handling a substantial work load, primarily involving natural resource issues related to the protection and advancement of tribal sovereignty and treaty-reserved rights. The work load includes handling an active litigation docket and providing legal counsel on a broad variety of issues associated with the Tribe’s interests. The new staff attorney will also be responsible for tasks delegated by the Managing Attorney. A complete application includes: resume, writing sample, and three letters of reference to – Lee Bourgeau, Director, Human Resources, RE: Staff Attorney, No., HR 15-108, P.O. Box 365, Lapwai, Idaho, 83540 by 4:30 PM on February 27. For more information contact the Managing Attorney, Julie S. Kane at juliek@nezperce.org

Due 2/15: Entry Level Attorney position at Department of Homeland Security

Do you desire to be a part of the vibrant United States immigrant admission process, to protect American interests, and to secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and its Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) are calling.

As part of both USCIS and the DHS Office of the General Counsel, you will work with other highly talented attorneys and colleagues on a rich array of intellectually challenging, critically important, cutting edge legal issues. DHS components work collectively, and USCIS strives, to enforce and administer immigration laws fairly, efficiently, and in keeping with the law, at the same time that we seek to prevent terrorism, secure borders, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission are achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join OCC, USCIS, and DHS!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of the Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is seeking recent law schools graduates since January 1, 2012 with more than 1 year of post-JD experience for an entry level attorney position in New York, NY as an Associate Counsel with the Northeastern Law Division (NELD).  The position is supervised by a NELD Deputy Chief and the NELD Chief.

Due 2/18: Become the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Specialist in King County

 incumbent is responsible for supporting volunteers who are Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in child abuse and neglect cases. Will supervise CASA volunteers, conduct case management, train, and provide support in court. Primary emphasis is placed on volunteer supervision. This is a paid, full-time position in King County Superior Court. To apply, click here.

Due 2/27: Become a Global Advocacy Adviser for the Center of Reproductive Rights

Founded in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is a non-profit organization that promotes women’s equality worldwide by securing reproductive rights in constitutional and international human rights law. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental rights that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill. The Center is unmatched as a reproductive rights organization in its expertise in U.S. constitutional law, comparative law, and international human rights law.

The Center’s Global Legal Program has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. committees, and regional human rights bodies, and has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in over 50 countries.  The Global Advocacy Adviser will be joining the Center at a critical time for reproductive rights globally. To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org. The Center seeks a Global Advocacy Adviser who will support the work of the Global Advocacy team in the Global Legal Program, and will report to the Director of Global Advocacy.

Please click on this link to apply.  A cover letter, résumé, writing sample in English (unedited and preferably relevant to international human rights advocacy) and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position.  Please include these application materials as attachments.