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International Human Rights Clinic Fellowship

The Organization

Founded in 1892 by John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is one of the world’s leading universities, with an extraordinary history of world-renowned research and education across a broad spectrum of fields. More than 80 Nobel laureates are associated with the University of Chicago, including eight current faculty members. One former senior lecturer is currently President of the United States. The University of Chicago is known for its excellent faculty, an increasingly strong and diverse student body, and a distinctive urban campus with strong community connections. In 2016, US News and World Report ranked the University of Chicago 3rd in its annual survey of the Best Colleges.

The Position

he University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position training and supervising law students as a Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Law School’s International Human Rights (IHR) Clinic. This position is for the 2017-18 academic year and is expected to begin on August 1, 2017. The appointment is for 12 months; re-appointment for a second term may be possible. The IHR Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States. The IHR Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop practical solutions to those problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. IHR Clinic projects include litigation in domestic, foreign, and international tribunals, as well as non-litigation projects, such as documenting violations, legislative reform, drafting reports, and training manuals.

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Job’o’th’Week (Internship Edition)

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Summer Legal Clerk

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The Advocacy Center of Louisiana protects, empowers, and advocates for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities and seniors living in Louisiana, in order that they may live an integrated life in the community, free from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The Advocacy Center assists with a variety of legal issues including, public benefits (Medicaid), special education, advocacy for rights of residents of institutions including nursing homes and prisons, cases involving issues of inaccessibility or discrimination, community integration, and issues related to self determination.

The Position

Legal Clerks will provide assistance on to Advocacy Center attorneys.  Legal Clerks will assist attorneys on matters including legal research, investigation, advice to clients, negotiation on behalf of clients, and representation in court and administrative proceedings. We can usually arrange for some client contact and attendance at administrative or court hearings with our attorneys if this is of interest to the student.

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Job’o’th’Week – Experienced Edition

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Staff Attorney

The Organization

We are a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, public education, public policy, and program development in Montana. Incorporated in 1986, the Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCADSV) is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, public education, public policy, and program development. Our mission is to support and facilitate networking among our member organizations while advocating for social change in Montana.

The Position

The SALS Staff Attorney is the lead staff person responsible for providing holistic, comprehensive, direct civil legal services to victims of sexual assault throughout Montana. The SALS program consists of the Staff Attorney, Public Policy/Legal Director (supervisor), and a legal assistant/victim advocate. This is a grant funded position currently funded through September 2019. Being licensed to practice law in Montana is a requirement for the position.

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A Very Special Job’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition)

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2017 – 2018 PSJD FellowThe Organization

The PSJD Fellow is the principal manager and administrator of the PSJD.org website.  PSJD, which is a NALP initiative, is the nation’s largest public interest law jobs database, and also includes detailed information on thousands of public interest and government employers, as well as a library of resources to aid job seekers.

The Position

The Fellow has responsibilities for: development of online educational content, management of student interns, basic technology and data management, co-editing the PSJD Blog, using social media to promote PSJD, interacting with NALP members, delivering presentations about the public interest job search, and other tasks as they arise.

The PSJD Fellowship provides a wonderful opportunity for a public-interest minded law graduate who also has an interest in nonprofit administration and technology. Further, the fellowship offers a bird’s-eye view of the public interest arena for law graduates on public service career paths.

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Job’o’th’Week (Entry-Level Edition)

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Staff Attorney

The Organization – Eviction Defense Network

No tenant should go to trial without a lawyer! We provide tenants with representation by lawyers experienced in eviction defense. Our fees for full representation are based on a sliding fee scale from $500 to $2500 depending on income and budget. We believe that all tenants should be represented by a well-prepared attorney no matter how much they can afford to pay.

If you have filed your answer yourself, or another agency has filed it for you, we can still represent you. If this is the case, please come to our office as soon as possible so we can meet with you.

The Position

QUALIFICATIONS SOUGHT

  • Active membership in the State Bar of California
  • 1-3 years litigation experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of landlord-tenant, housing law, rent control, and the eviction process preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of low-income persons
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Ability to collaborate with other community agencies in the delivery of services
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, able to learn quickly

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Job’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition)

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Legal Clinic FellowshipsThe Organization

UDC-DCSL is the USA’s most clinically-oriented law school, one of the nation’s most diverse law schools, and is devoted to recruiting and training students who are committed to public service. Its legislatively mandated mission is to to recruit and train as lawyers students from racial, ethnic and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession and to do so, to the degree feasible, through the representation of low-income people and the public interest in a clinical setting.

The Position

The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities in the following legal clinics:

Community Development and Housing

Immigration

Juvenile and Special Education Law

Tax

LL.M. Program Description

The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law has an excellent, nationally ranked clinical education program where each J.D. candidate must complete two seven-credit clinics to graduate. LL.M. candidates work closely with experienced faculty members to teach and supervise clinic students learning substantive law and practice skills. In addition, over the course of the two- year program, fellows in the LL.M. program must complete a scholarly work of publishable quality, or a project designed to stimulate systems change.

The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, legal scholarship, public interest law, and systems change. The focus of the program is to provide fellows with a foundation in clinical education practices and to strengthen their lawyering and advocacy skills.

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Job’o’th’Week (Internship Edition)

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Legal Intern

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The National Institute for Reproductive Health works across the country to increase access to reproductive health care by changing public policy, galvanizing public support, and normalizing women’s decisions to have abortions and use contraception. Believing that a bottom-up strategy is necessary to create lasting change, we work through a partnership model, providing support in the form of funding, capacity building, strategic guidance, and technical assistance and building connections between and among partner organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

The Position

The law clerk/legal intern should expect to engage in policy analysis of key pieces of state legislation across the country; perform legal research and draft legal memoranda to advance our policy priorities; and gain experience working in state and national coalitions working to advance reproductive rights.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Policy analysis of bills affecting reproductive rights on the state level;
  • Legislative tracking of related bills in key states;
  • Legal research and writing.

Qualifications:

  • Second- or third-year law student;
  • A commitment to and knowledge of reproductive health and rights is preferred but not required;
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills;
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in the legislative process
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including exceptional attention to detail; and
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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Job’o’th’Week (Experienced Edition)

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Assistant General Counsel

The Organization

The State Fiscal Accountability Authority was created by Act 121, the Restructuring Act of 2014. The agency is led by the five members of the Authority, and is comprised of the Insurance Reserve Fund and the Division of Procurement Services. An independent auditing function is administered through the Office of the State Auditor.

The Position

Do you enjoy complex, varied, and intellectually challenging legal work? Looking for work/life balance and a collegial environment? This position offers all that and more, including the stability and benefits package associated with state government employment.

The South Carolina State Fiscal Accountability Authority is seeking a dynamic, highly-motivated and experienced lawyer to support the program charged with the development, award, and administration of State government contracts, especially in the areas of information technology services and software licensing. The responsibilities of this position will include: (1) drafting, negotiating and advising program clients relative to complex government contracts; (2) drafting, negotiating and advising program clients relative to information technology, cloud computing, software licensing, consulting services, product support, non-disclosure, and other agreements between State government agencies and private sector vendors; (3) providing strategic advice on legal considerations associated with newly emerging information technology business models; and (4) providing strategic advice and guidance on rapidly changing privacy, security, and other policy issues impacting government procurement of information technology products, services, and software.

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Job’o’th’Week (Entry-Level Edition)

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Attorney 2

The Organization

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission enforces commonwealth laws that prohibit discrimination: the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, which encompasses employment, housing, commercial property, education and public accommodations; and the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act, which is specific to postsecondary education and secondary vocational and trade schools.

The Position

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Human Relations Commission, has an immediate need to staff an Attorney 2 vacancy in their Philadelphia Regional Office.

The successful candidate serves as Assistant Chief Counsel assigned to a PHRC Regional Office and provides all necessary legal support to the Commission as it carries out its non-discretionary investigative function and its discretionary prosecutorial and adjudicative function.

An experienced Attorney 2 should be able to perform routine work with minimum supervision. Greater supervision is given as needed, especially for work involving novel or complex issues.

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Job’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition)

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Veterans Legal Corps Fellow

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The Veteran Advocacy Project provides free civil legal services to low-income veterans, with a focus on those living with Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and substance use issues. We are partnered with VA hospitals, health clinics, and local veterans’ groups to reach servicemembers where they are. While our attorneys tackle the legal challenges, our advocates ensure that our clients are connected to appropriate social services. With a dedicated team, the project allows veterans to achieve the stability needed to regain their health and rebuild their lives.

The Position

The Veteran Advocacy Project seeks a law graduate to serve as an AmeriCorps Fellow for the 2016-2017 program year. This fellowship is available due to a partnership between Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps through which legal assistance is provided to veterans and military families across the nation. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

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