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Healthy Communities Legal Fellowship, Fall 2018

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Washington, DC

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Feb 16,2018

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Sep 23,2017
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Healthy Communities Legal Fellowship, Fall 2018 This Fellowship is designed to help new attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective legal advocates skilled in the various aspects of public-interest litigation. The Fellow will work with lawyers in the Healthy Communities Program to: Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy and litigation on behalf of communities that bear a disproportionate share of harmful pollution, including communities of color and low-income communities. Support and contribute to active litigation by drafting administrative comments, research memoranda, briefs, and motions; communicating with clients, experts, and opposing counsel; and assisting with oral argument preparation. Help develop and advance 1-2 core projects with the D.C. litigation team.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Graduated law school in 2017, or be currently enrolled in their final year of law school (expecting to graduate before September 2018). Admitted to, or prepared to apply for admission to, the District of Columbia Bar. Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills. Strong work ethic and sense of initiative. Sound judgment, creativity, and the ability to work well independently in a collegial setting. Commitment to public interest work. Passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission to serve and protect communities most affected by pollution. Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations. Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Term: 1 year, with a possible extension for a second year.

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Send 1-page cover letter, resume, writing sample, preferably a 10-page legal brief or memoranda of that primarily reflects own work, and unofficial or official law school transcript.

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1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Suite 702
Washington, DC 20036

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