Job o’ the Day: Postgraduate Legal Fellowship Program with the Greenlining Institute in Berkeley, California!

Are you a recent law graduate interested in advancing socioeconomic justice? If so, check out this recent job posting from the Greenlining Institute:

Established in 1996, the Greenlining Academy works to empower and develop the next generation of multiethnic leaders to advance racial and economic equity and create positive social change. The goal of the Greenlining Legal Academy is to recruit and train the next generation of leaders, advocates, and policy-makers to protect and promote the interests of California’s diverse and vulnerable communities. The Legal Academy trains law students and recent law school graduates to become effective, ethical, and creative agents for social change. Students learn practical skills such as negotiating, writing and oral advocacy by applying their skills in real time. Students are given immediate and frequent exposure to government officials, community leaders and corporate executives to experience how policy-making happens from “the inside”.

The Greenlining Academy believes today’s leaders must have fluency across divisions of race, culture, class, sector and geography and must be adept at utilizing their networks to create social change. The Academy boasts an Alumni network of over 350 members that is a vital component of the Academy’s success. Academy alumni have gone on to work in the social benefit, public and private sectors and hold leadership positions in government, nonprofit organizations, business, law, education and consulting. Over 80% of alumni reported that their Academy experience greatly advanced their professional development and confidence in pursuing leadership roles within their communities.

The Greenlining Legal Fellowship is a year-long program that teaches recent law school graduates how to be ethical, competent legal advocates, utilizing clinical legal education methodology. Legal Fellows will be assigned to one or more areas of Greenlining’s consumer protection advocacy and will develop expertise in those areas under the direction and guidance of Greenlining’s legal team and the Academy Director.

The opportunity is available for those who have completed law school. Applicants should be expecting to graduate and take the 2013 California bar exam OR  a recent law school graduate who is a member of the California Bar Association. The salary for this position is $42,400, plus health and dental benefits, and up to $2,000 reimbursement for Bar examination fees.

For more information on the Greenlining Legal Fellowship, view the full job listing at PSJD.org (log-in required)!

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