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Company name

Public Rights Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Oct 21,2019

Valid Through

Feb 03,2020

Posted on

Mar 18,2018

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Oakland, CA, United States

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Fellows will work on a range of civil rights, economic justice, and environmental justice issues that directly impact vulnerable populations locally and across the country. Will work collaboratively alongside colleagues in their government offices on affirmative litigation, coalition building and community engagement, policy research, and other enforcement projects developed with their placement offices. Will help develop new cases and generate new ideas for their office to expand public rights enforcement. Will also publish at least one blog post, article or policy paper with Public Rights Project during their fellowship on a topic related to their work. Working on predatory lending may publish an issue brief identifying strategies and legal theories other state and local governments may wish to use to address the problem in their communities. Will begin with a multi-day orientation at Public Rights Project in Oakland, CA, followed by onboarding with their placement offices. Orientation consists of in-depth training and workshops on topics pertinent to the fellowship, including: City and state government structure, Successful models for affirmative litigation, Leadership in government, Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, and Stakeholder engagement and partnership. Will participate in monthly check-in calls with other fellows and Public Rights Project staff. Will also receive periodic professional development opportunities from Public Rights Project staff and partners.

Qualification and Experience

Fellows must have an active Bar membership in a U.S. state and a passion for public service. CA Bar membership (for the Oakland placement) or MA bar membership or eligibility (for the MA placement) is strongly preferred. 3-5 years of legal experience after law school, and a background in litigation.
Duration: 2 years

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Public Rights Project
344 20th St.
Oakland, CA 94612

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