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Law Student - Public Interest in Washington, DC **

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Company name

The Constitution Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Location

Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

May 30,2018

Posted on

Feb 01,2017

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Profile

Public Interest Law Intern Duties: To protect privacy and Fourth Amendment rights threatened by government surveillance practices based in emerging technologies and outdated legal doctrines; To ensure the lawful and humane treatment of terrorism suspects; To rein in government overreach in criminal prosecutions by safeguarding the Sixth Amendment right to counsel and encouraging prosecutorial professionalism; To expose and address profound defects in the capital punishment system; To promote policing practices that protect individual rights without sacrificing public safety; and To make government more transparent and accountable, in particular by improving congressional oversight. Because we are a small office covering a variety of important issues, we give the law students who work with us significant responsibility and expect them to produce high-quality work. Assist in all aspects of our work, including researching and drafting documents, attending meetings and events, and otherwise helping to develop our recommendations and disseminate them to policymakers, the media, and the public. Responsibilities also include some administrative work.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Currently enrolled in law school or recent law school graduate Have strong research and writing skills. Be willing to work with experts and advocates of all partisan affiliations. Have some prior volunteer or internship experience.
Duration/Schedule: 10 weeks for 15 hours per week during the school year, or 10 weeks for 35 hours per week during the summer semester.

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Company info

David Janovsky
The Constitution Project
1200 18th Street
NW Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036