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Law Student - Public Interest in Washington, DC **

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Company name

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Dec 14,2018

Posted on

Mar 05,2018

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Winter/spring Law Clerk The candidate will handle a wide variety of work. Most of this work falls under two categories: (1) intake and case management of individual clients who have been the victims of religious discrimination and (2) research assistance on pending litigation. Take shifts handling the intake line for civil rights complaints. Interns are responsible for handling individual cases and performing advocacy short of litigation. For example, interns will work with victims of discrimination to draft letters and EEOC complaints. Write legal memos on topics connected to company's pending civil rights litigation. For example, topics may include religious discrimination by law enforcement and the terror watchlist statutory regime. Interns will discuss their research with staff attorneys to help develop creative approaches to litigation. Should have strong legal research and writing skills. Must have excellent interpersonal and phone skills. Interest in civil rights work and issues affecting the American Muslim community is needed. Preference given to students who have taken constitutional law, administrative law, and federal courts. Law students are welcome to apply; preference is given to 2Ls and 3Ls. Preference given to students who can devote 20 hours a week. Duration: January - May. Deadline: December 15.

Company info

Jinan Shbat
CAIR Outreach Manager
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
453 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-742-6454