Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for a two-year fellowship position beginning as soon as possible in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center. We seek applicants for this fellowship position with distinguished academic records; a strong, demonstrated commitment to practicing in the area of civil rights litigation; excellent research and writing skills; and 0-5 years of litigation or clerkship experience, preferably with substantial experience working on federal appeals.

The fellow will be responsible for identifying and tracking lower court cases that present an opportunity to bring the issue of solitary confinement to the U.S. Supreme Court. To that end, the fellow will: (1) review all new federal appellate and district court decisions involving solitary confinement as they are issued, and (2) identify and track pending federal appellate and district court cases involving solitary confinement. The fellow will also be responsible for helping to draft, in cases involving solitary confinement, appellate briefs, petitions for certiorari, and amicus briefs. In the event of a grant of certiorari, the fellow would be available to support plaintiff’s counsel, organize amicus coalitions, and draft amicus briefs.

The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, Children and Family Justice Center, Center on Wrongful Convictions, Center on International Human Rights, Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center, and other clinical programs that include appellate advocacy, criminal defense, civil litigation (predatory lending cases, civil suits arising from wrongful convictions, and landlord tenant cases), externship, negotiations and trial advocacy.

The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center is one of the premier civil rights law firms in the United States with offices in Chicago, New Orleans, St. Louis, and Oxford, Miss. The family of J. Roderick MacArthur founded the center in 1985 to advocate for human rights and social justice through litigation.

Northwestern University School of Law is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minority candidates.

 

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received, with the goal of filling the position with a candidate able to start in the near future. Please send your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of references to David Shapiro atdavid.shapiro@law.northwestern.edu.

The Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh is now accepting applications for an Immigration Clinic  Fellow for a two year term.

The Immigration Clinic Fellow will work with the Olender Professor of Asylum, Refugee and Immigration Law in support of the Immigration Clinic’s educational and community service objectives. The Fellow will work closely with the Clinic Director in the representation of asylum seekers, minors and other immigrants seeking relief from removal. The Fellow will also assist in the direct supervision of clinic students representing clients and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with the clinic director.

Experience in an immigration clinic is highly desirable. At least 1 year of experience is required at the time of appointment.

Applications for the position should be made following the instructions in this link.

https://www.pittsource.com/postings/130073

General Description:

DC Councilmember Charles Allen is seeking to hire a Legislative Counsel for the DC Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety. The Committee oversees the Metropolitan Police Department, Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, Office of the Attorney General, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, Department of Corrections, Board of Elections, Office of Campaign Finance, and others.

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities for Legislative Counsel will be to:

  • Draft, monitor, and analyze legislation;
  • Develop expertise in the activities and budgets of assigned agencies;
  • Staff Councilmember Allen at public hearings;
  • Secure passage of assigned legislation referred to the Committee;
  • Build relationships with District and federal agencies, interest groups, advocates, Council and Executive staff, constituents, and residents;
  • Analyze and review the proposed budgets of the assigned agencies and prepare performance and budget oversight materials for the Chairperson;
  • Suggest topics for oversight hearings and prepare the Councilmember. Develop hearing questions based on expert knowledge of the operations of the particular agency;
  • Prepare committee reports, policy memoranda, written remarks, talking points, and fact sheets on legislation and the budget;
  • Review contracts, budget enhancements, and reprogramming requests during the course of the fiscal year;
  • Ensure agency compliance with legislative mandates;
  • Support communications staff in developing press releases and responding to media inquiries regarding Committee matters and in preparing communications materials;
  • Respond to agency- or issue-related constituent services issues;
  • Attend relevant agency and community meetings;
  • Monitor current events and best practices in local, state, and federal policy within assigned portfolio.

Qualifications:

  • Law school graduate.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Team player with ability to balance multiple projects independently.
  • Passion for public service and interest in District matters.
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-tasking, prioritizing, and meeting expectations, goals, and deadlines in fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; attention to detail.
  • At least one year relevant experience.
  • District of Columbia residency within six months of hiring date.

Councilmember Charles Allen is a progressive Democrat who was appointed Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety on January 2, 2017. Councilmember Allen has successfully moved several significant pieces of legislation and launched multiple initiatives in his first two years on the Council. He is seeking an individual who can quickly become a member of a high-performing team that is focused on improving public safety, fire and emergency services, campaign finance and elections, and criminal justice reform in the District of Columbia.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to:

Laura Marks

Chief of Staff

Office of Councilmember Charles Allen

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 110

Washington, DC 20004

Or, by email to lmarks@dccouncil.us.

No phone calls, please.

 

NHeLP is seeking a Reproductive Health Senior Attorney for its Washington, D.C. office. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of health laws and experience as a health advocate. See the full job posting for more information, and instructions to apply.

We are also seeking an attorney or policy advocate for our Carrboro, N.C. office. The ideal candidate will have strong research and writing skills and the ability to work individually and in coalitions representing myriad stakeholders. Read the full job description for more detail, including how to apply.

The new WCL Public Interest Jobs (fellowships and internships) Clearinghouse Newsletter is now available here: Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse

 

The Health Law and Policy Clinic (HLPC) and the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School are accepting intern applications for summer 2017. Please see below for details on applying and find more info on our website here

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Dates for the 2017 Summer Interns Program are Monday, May 22nd to Friday, July 28th for a minimum of 40 hours per week. There is some flexibility with regard to start and end dates as long as summer interns make at least an eight-week commitment.

Summer interns are unpaid. They are eligible for all public interest fellowships including law school summer public interest funding programs that may be available through their schools (these vary by school) and Equal Justice America (EJA) and through other opportunities listed on resources such as PSJD. CHLPI program staff will support accepted candidates with whatever paperwork is needed from the sponsoring organization for these applications.

The summer internship program takes place at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.

Information about the Health Law and Policy Clinic:

The Health Law and Policy Clinic (HLPC) aims to improve the health of vulnerable populations, including low-income people living with HIV and AIDS, by expanding access to high-quality healthcare, reducing health disparities, supporting community education and advocacy capacity, and promoting legal, regulatory, and policy reforms that contribute to a more equitable individual and public health environment.

Students will have the opportunity to develop cutting-edge policy recommendations at the state and national levels in the legislative, litigation, and regulatory arenas. Projects involve analyzing the potential impact of proposals to reform or replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), providing law and policy analysis to national and state coalitions advocating to protect the Medicaid program, developing a national litigation strategy for anti-discrimination and improved access efforts, and investigating best practices for initiatives to increase access to treatment and service programs serving vulnerable populations.

Students gain a wealth of hands-on experience in current and emerging health law and policy issues, and develop written products such as fact sheets, in-depth reports, comment letters, testimony, presentations, and draft legislation or regulatory guidance. Students have the opportunity to develop a range of problem-solving, policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership skills.

HOW TO APPLY:
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until January 31, 2017 and will review applications starting in January 2017.

Applicants should complete this online form and submit the following materials in one consolidated pdf or word document to chlpi@law.harvard.edu.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (We encourage you to submit a writing sample that is either about health law and policy or is a research paper or policy paper, not a legal research memo. It is okay if this is an undergraduate paper.)

Information about the Food Law and Policy Clinic:

Established in 2010, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) addresses the health, environmental, and economic consequences of the laws and policies that govern our food system. FLPC strives to increase access to healthy foods, support small-scale and sustainable farmers in breaking into new commercial markets, and reduce waste of healthy, wholesome food. As the oldest food law clinical program in the United States, the FLPC is a pioneer in the field of food law and policy, and serves as a model for lawyers and law schools entering this field. FLPC is also a leader in the laws and policies surrounding food waste, FLPC interns have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects focused on reducing food waste at the national, state and local levels.

The following four initiatives are an expression of our dedication to resolving the environmental, public health, and economic consequences of our food system:

  • Food Policy Community Empowerment
  • Food Access and Obesity Prevention
  • Food Waste
  • Sustainable Food Production

Summer interns in the Food Law and Policy Clinic have the unique opportunity to engage in action-based learning to gain a deeper understanding of the complex challenges facing our current food system. Interns get hands-on experience conducting legal and policy research for individuals, community groups, and government agencies on a wide range of food law and policy issues, and are challenged to develop creative legal and policy solutions to pressing food issues, applying their knowledge from the law school classroom to real-world situations.

Examples of project areas include providing policy guidance and advocacy trainings to state and local food policy councils, assessing how food safety regulations could be amended to increase economic opportunities for small local producers, recommending policies to increase access to healthy food for low-income communities, identifying and breaking down legal barriers inhibiting small-scale and sustainable food production, and drafting state and federal legislation to reduce the amount of wasted food.

FLPC interns have the opportunity to practice a number of valuable skills, including legal research and writing, drafting legislation and regulations, commenting on agency actions, public speaking and trainings, and community organizing, among others. Interns also have the opportunity to travel to meet with clients; for example, FLPC travels to work in places like Mississippi, West Virginia, and Navajo Nation, among others.

HOW TO APPLY:
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until January 31, 2017 and will review applications starting in January 2017.

Applicants should complete this online form and submit the following materials in one consolidated pdf or word document to flpc@law.harvard.edu.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (We encourage you to submit a writing sample that is either about food law and policy or is a research paper or policy paper, not a legal research memo. It is okay if this is an undergraduate paper.)

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