Summer law clerk position – The National Fair Housing Alliance

February 4, 2015

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) is a consortium of private, non-profit fair housing organizations from throughout the United States dedicated to promoting equal housing, lending and insurance opportunities through education, enforcement, training and research.

The law clerk will assist with NFHA’s systemic investigations and enforcement, including litigation and administrative complaints against large banks, developers, insurance companies, federal agencies, servicing contractors, and others involved in providing, financing and/or building housing in a discriminatory manner. The law clerk will also assist with the technical support NFHA provides its member organizations on enforcement matters throughout the country. Responsibilities typically include legal research and writing, intake, investigation, case development, policy analysis and other related duties. The law clerk will work under the supervision of the General Counsel and the enforcement staff. There is an eight-week minimum commitment.

Qualifications

Applicants (rising 2Ls and 3Ls) should have excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, and a strong commitment to public interest and civil rights law. Applicants must be self-directed and have the ability to work independently. Housing law experience considered favorably.

Stipend

NFHA Summer Law Clerks are asked to seek outside funding through law school programs, foundation public interest fellowships, work-study, or similar programs. In addition, NFHA is able to pay a $2,000 stipend and to reimburse for metro expenses.

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to YLewis@nationalfairhousing.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and recruiting will be completed by February 15, 2013.

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