The fellowship project is based in our NYC headquarters serving the greater metropolitan NY-NJ area; in our Southeast Regional Office serving Central Florida; or in our satellite office in Central Islip serving greater Long Island.
We seek to host energetic, motivated attorneys with a record of commitment to social justice who have excellent legal, written, research, and English communications skills. Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus but not required. There is a minimum commitment of 3-4 months required and these are non-salaried positions. Applicants must secure their external funding from employer or law school.
Applicants must submit a cover letter or fellowship proposal which outlines the anticipated project, how it aligns with our mission, our litigation priorities and its potential for law reform litigation. We will also work with candidates to craft a strong winning fellowship proposal involving criminal justice reform, rights restoration, and school to prison pipeline or economic justice workers’ rights issues. We aim to help attorneys satisfy pro bono volunteer requirements and offer exposure to a collective of experienced lawyers in public and private sectors. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss fellowship opportunities.
Note that Skadden, Equal Justice Works and other outside law fellowship programs have their own specific project eligibility criteria which applicants should review. Applicants must be law students graduating by June 2019 or recent law graduates eligible for a fellowship commencing in Fall 2019.