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Legal Fellowship

Company name

The Southern Poverty Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 29,2018

Posted on

Jul 28,2018

Salary

USD 61000 Annually

Location

New Orleans, LA
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2019 - 2021 Legal Fellowship The Fellow will serve as an integral member of Center’s legal group. Will include: Conduct legal research and analysis and develop theories to support new; litigation projects and advocacy campaigns; Draft legal memoranda, pleadings, affidavits, motions, and briefs; Interview witnesses and potential clients; Participate in discovery and trial practice; Attend meetings and/or conferences as needed. Travel may be required. Will focus on Children’s Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, and Economic Justice.

Qualification and Experience

The Fellow must be recent law school graduates (including those who are currently completing a judicial clerkship). JD Degree or an expectation of receiving one by the Spring of 2019; Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills; A demonstrated ability to conduct complex legal analysis and fact-finding; Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work independently as well as within a team; The initiative to see projects through to completion and be self-starters; A demonstrated commitment to public interest law; Commitment to the mission and goals; Knowledge of and interest in one or more of our legal content areas; Federal clerkship experience preferred; Spanish Proficiency a plus.
Term: 2 years
Start Date: September 2019
Deadline: October 15, 2018

Additional info

Send a cover letter, a resume, the name and contact information of 3 references, and a professional writing sample of up to 15 pages.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104

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