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ProfileAcademic Year Law Clerks The candidate will assist on a wide range of juvenile justice projects. Responsibilities will include researching and writing on issues related to juvenile justice, with a particular emphasis on juvenile indigent defense, in a dynamic and collegial office environment. Assignments could include: assisting with the drafting of publications regarding juvenile defense issues; evaluating current and proposed federal/state legislation related to juvenile justice; addressing the special needs of discrete client populations (e.g., girls; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth); researching issues for amicus briefs; developing training materials for juvenile court professionals; and helping to organize a national conference of juvenile defenders around the country. Interns are expected to work at least 8 to 10 hours per week. Should be current law students with excellent legal research and writing skills. Must have experience with, or demonstrated interest in, juvenile justice, criminal justice, civil rights, or youth rights.
National Juvenile Defender Center
1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036