American University Washington College of Law seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position as director of its International Human Rights Law Clinic (IHRLC).  Washington College of Law’s in-house, live-client Clinical Program is nationally recognized for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, full integration of clinicians and non-clinicians in institutional governance and status, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of clinical offerings.  The law school also is widely known for its leadership in human rights teaching, scholarship and advocacy, and the director of the IHRLC is a key participant in these activities.

The director of the International Human Rights Clinic will be responsible for directing the clinic; teaching in the year-long clinic (in the clinic seminar, rounds, and case supervision), along with the IHRLC’s practitioner-in-residence; and teaching one course per year outside of the clinic.

Minimum qualifications include a J.D. degree, outstanding academic record, five years’ experience as a lawyer, including membership in a state bar, and a commitment to clinical teaching, institutional and professional service, and producing legal scholarship.

Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/30594. Please contact Michael Finazzo, Faculty Coordinator, at mfinazzo@wcl.american.edu or 202-274-4002, if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, rdiners@wcl.american.edu, for any other questions about the position.

Maryland Legal Aid’s office in Prince George’s County is looking to hire one part-time law clerk for the fall semester. The position would provide support to attorneys in our general unit, which handles housing, consumer, domestic, and public benefits matters. There will be opportunities for client interviews and intake, gathering facts and information about cases, conducting legal research, assisting with discovery and litigation, and possibly handling an administrative hearing.

We can be flexible in terms of days/hours to accommodate class schedules. Pay is $13/hour for 1L and 2L students, $15/hour for 3Ls. In some cases, if mutually desired, we have been able to extend the opportunity into the spring semester. These positions are not available for those who have graduated from law school or who are licensed to practice law.

Please circulate to law students who may be interested in this opportunity. Interested applicants should e-mail me cover letters and resumes by August 21, 2015.

Sabrina B. Wear
Supervising Attorney
Maryland Legal Aid
Metropolitan Maryland Office
6811 Kenilworth Ave.
Suite 500
Riverdale, MD 20737
phone(301) 560-2145
fax (301) 927-4258
swear@mdlab.org
www.mdlab.org

The law clerk positions would involve supporting attorneys in our general unit, which handles housing, consumer, domestic and public benefits matters. There will be opportunities for client interviews, gathering facts and information about cases, conducting legal research, assisting with discovery and litigation, and possibly handling an administrative hearing (if the timing works out).

We can be flexible in terms of days/hours to accommodate class schedules. Pay is $13/hour for 1L and 2L students, $15/hour for 3Ls.

The positions are not available for those who have graduated from law school or are licensed to practice law. Applications can be sent to me directly, preferably by Tuesday September 2nd.

Contact: Sabrina B. Wear
Supervising Attorney
Elder Law/Public Benefits Unit
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
Metropolitan Maryland Office
6811 Kenilworth Ave.
Suite 500
Riverdale, MD 20737
phone(301) 560-2145
fax (301) 927-4258
swear@mdlab.<orgmailto:swear@mdlab.org>
<www.mdlab.orghttp://www.mdlab.org>

 

EJC seeks two full-time law clerks to work  for ten weeks over the summer.

The D.C. Employment Justice Center (EJC) protects and promotes the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area. To ensure that all workers receive fair treatment in the workplace, the EJC uses experienced employment law attorneys and policy advocates to provide high-quality, free legal advice and assistance to low-wage workers and to push for changes in workplace fairness laws.

The law clerks will support the EJC attorneys in any ongoing litigation in which they are engaged, interview clients, conduct legal research, and prepare legal memoranda on novel issues of law. Law clerks will also participate in the EJC’s weekly Workers’ Rights Clinics, in which they will interview workers regarding their individual workplace legal problems, discuss these issues with experienced employment lawyers, convey legal advice to the client from the attorneys, and, under the supervision of the attorneys, assist clients in drafting letters and/or any other legal documents necessary for them to pursue their claims.

Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

The law clerks will be supervised by one or more of the EJC attorneys and will receive one week of formal orientation and training.

EJC will cooperate with each student to secure funding in the amount of $5000 for the summer.

Interested students may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Laura Brown, EJC Director of Legal Services, at lbrown@dcejc.org. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Law Clerk Position

March 21, 2012

The Egyptian-American Rule of Law Association (EARLA) seeks a second or third year law student to
serve as a pro bono law clerk for ten weeks. EARLA is a non-profit organization that provides technical
legal assistance to promote the rule of law in Egypt. Law clerks work virtually from home or in EARLA’s
Washington, DC office on various substantive projects, including but not limited to, drafting policy
papers on various aspects of Egyptian law, analyzing ongoing changes in Egypt’s legal system and
politics, raising public awareness about rule of law in Egypt through social media, assisting in
fundraising, attending conferences on behalf of EARLA, and preparing for and attending high profile
public policy panels at leading think tanks.

EARLA will consider the following criteria when making its hiring decision:

· Strong interest in rule of law, international law, and the Middle East
· Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
· Excellent legal writing skills
· Strong legal research skills
· Ability to multi-task under short deadlines
· Willingness to perform administrative tasks
· Fluency in Arabic speaking or reading is preferred but not required
· Ability to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week during the semester and 15 hours per week
during the summers
· Possesses a positive, can-do attitude

Interested law students should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample via email to
EARLAEgypt@gmail.com

For more information please click here

The law clerk will perform legal research and writing and provide litigation support to staff attorneys; attend and participate in the EJC’s weekly Workers’ Rights Clinics on Wednesdays and twice per month on Mondays in SE; conduct intakes for clients who cannot come to the weekly clinics; and participate in advocacy and organizing efforts. Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish preferred.
Spring Semester Clerkships are approximately 15 hours per week.

COMPENSATION: The EJC will cooperate with law clerks in seeking funding and/or credit for the semester.

CONTACT (preferably via email):
Sally Abrahamson
Staff Attorney 727 15th Street NW, Second Floor Washington, D.C. 20005
202-828-9190 (facsimile)
sabrahamson@dcejc.org

No phone calls please. Applications should include a cover letter and resume. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

The Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded an Equal Justice America grant to employ two Catholic University of America School of Law students for part-time work in the 2012 Spring Semester.

Organization Description:
The Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP) is a national support and advocacy center which provides legal representation and a national voice to indigent migrant and seasonal farmworkers and immigrants in general. MLAP works nationwide to enforce rights and to improve public policies affecting farmworkers’ working and housing conditions, education, immigration rights, health, nutrition, and general welfare. MLAP also undertakes advocacy on behalf of those not proficient in English and immigrants in a variety of areas. The program works with an extensive network of local service providers.
MLAP staff is actively involved in legislative and administrative advocacy, as well as providing training and technical assistance to local migrant and non-migrant service providers across the country. This non-profit, non-governmental organization has a strong reputation for its leadership in the areas of Migrant and Immigrant Education, Access to Public Benefits, and Immigration Policy and Immigrant Rights.

Law Clerk Duties:

Law clerks will undertake federal and state legal research and writing under the direct supervision of the Executive Director who is an experienced attorney. Such work will be in support of individual cases, law reform activity, policy work, and technical assistance.

Minimum Requirements/Salary:

This position is available to both 2Ls and 3Ls who have excellent research and writing skills and can demonstrate a commitment to and interest in public interest law.

The EJA grant requires for each position at least 120 hours during the spring semester for the full grant of $1500 or a pro-rated amount for fewer hours. Students will be temporary, part-time employees of MLAP for the semester due to the conditions of the EJA grant and, therefore, there will be Social Security and Medicare deductions taken from the $1500 grant total, and possibly federal and state taxes as well, as required.

Deadlines: Application materials should be received at MLAP by 5 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

Materials Required: Cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, list of at least two employment references.

Preferred Delivery Method: Email

Contact: Roger Rosenthal, Executive Director: rrosenthal@mlap.org

More information is available in OCPD

Mailing address:

1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 915
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: ¬¬ (202) 775 7780

Fax: (202) 775-7784

Web Site: http://www.mlap.org