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ProfileLegal Fellowship The candidate will gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge and special project to advance mission. Compile case law of successful coerced debt defenses for survivors, working closely with Expert Advisors. Conduct research and write an advocacy brief on: innovative programs and practices that help survivors avoid predatory lending (including payday loans); confidentiality protections in bankruptcy; policy analysis and recommendations on paid leave, workplace protections, public benefits, and the unique interplay of poverty and violence. Work with Legal & Policy Director to conduct policy analysis and develop resources for our Race and Economic Equity Project, including: conduct research, edit and co-author resources and tools, support training, develop legislative and policy analysis and recommendations, and collaborate with a diverse coalition of partners. Propose a Legal or Policy Research Project to contribute and advance project activities. Law student completing their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of law school is essential. Experience with remote/virtual office environments preferred. Should have excellent writing skills. Experience with advocating for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault a plus. Experience with anti-poverty and economic justice policy or direct advocacy a plus. Note: Fellows start June 2018.
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Center for Survivor Agency and Justice
641 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20001