Fall 2019 Clerkship
The candidate will join The Texas Civil Rights Project (“TCRP”). TCRP uses legal advocacy to empower Texas communities and create policy change. In its twenty-six year history, TCRP has brought thousands of strategic lawsuits to protect and expand voting rights, challenge the injustices in broken criminal justice system, and advance racial and economic justice. read more
The candidate will provide assistance in the area of SPED law, including but not limited to: advise staff and attend ARD meetings; assist with preparation, review, and interpretation of IEP documentation; receive, review, process, and coordinate responses to all requests for due process hearings, request for TEA mediations, and notices of TEA complaint investigations. Work with General Counsel and SPED administration to assign SPED legal matters to retained ...
Special Education Paralegal
DUTIES: To assist the General Counsel and Staff Attorney with variety of legal issues related to special education. Coordinates with retained counsel, opposing counsel, advocates outside agencies, and courts. . Assist General Counsel, Staff Attorney, and/or retained counsel in special education legal proceedings. Calendar deadlines and assist in meeting deadlines. Receive, review, process and coordinate responses to all requests for Special Educ...
Intern work in a variety of project areas for students of law and public policy, as well as journalism and communications. Students work under the guidance of experienced professionals and attorneys. Interested students should be dependable, have a desire to learn, and should demonstrate strong organizational and writing skills.
Law Student Intern
The intern will work closely with the Senior Advisor and Executive Director, both attorneys, and will be integrally involved in the process of preparing legal content for the website, as well as researching and preparing materials regarding cutting-edge workplace issues, for blogs, action alerts, and other web-based communications. Experience in employment law is preferred. Should be strongly interested in protecting the rights of workers. Must have exce...
The fellowship candidate must be a third-year law student or recent law school graduate. In considering hosting an applicant, we want to talk with you about emerging issues in immigration law and advocacy and will assist the candidate in developing a project and preparing application materials.
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The candidate will take on projects unique to the Foundation based on individual skills and experiences, in addition to the scope covered by internship. Will understand principles of Liberty, Personal Responsibility, and Free Enterprise, and are excited to see first-hand the unique constraints faced by a non-profit in efforts to reshape public policy in Texas and around the world. Help plan and participate in development events and solicitations. Write development m...
The candidate will join public interest employment justice and immigrant rights law firm. Must be current law students and recent law graduates. Will practice law in worker justice and immigrant justice programs starting in the summer or fall of 2019 or 2020. Practice Areas: Clinical, Community Economic Development, Employment/Labor, Immigration and Refugee, International Human Rights, Litigation, Poverty. Bar membership required
The Law clerks will be prepared to push the boundaries of liberty litigation in gaining valuable experience working in the Foundation’s litigation Center for the American Future. Law clerks will be assigned to the Foundation’s litigation center and work directly with its Director and staff attorneys. Attend staff meetings, meet policymakers and engage in developing and cutting-edge litigation advancing the Foundation’s principles. Also gain real wor...
Fellow will partner with staff and outside organizations to finalize this rubric for distribution on sites, develop best practices, and train staff and possibly present at Poverty Law Conference. Must have graduated from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in Texas. Other law school or other bridge fellowships are eligible, as these are not presently funded positions. Must be able to assist clients with legal issues relating to all areas of ...
Paralegal/ Public Information Act Specialist
The candidate will receive, review, process and responds to all Public Information Act requests. Ensure all Texas Public Information Act requests are in legal compliance, including determination of redactions and information to provide or withhold, calculating costs, and submitting information to the Attorney General for review. Communicates with requestors to obtain clarification, answering questions and providing excellent cus...