GEORGETOWN LAW HIRING FOR SHORT-TERM POSITION IN CIVIL RIGHTS CLINIC

25 May 2018 10:05 AM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

GEORGETOWN LAW: Civil Rights Clinic and Voting Rights Institute invites applications for a three-month summer adjunct fellow/staff attorney position to start in June 2018. 

Civil Rights Clinic 

CRC operates as a public interest law firm, representing individual clients and other public interest organizations, primarily in the areas of discrimination and constitutional rights, workplace fairness, and open government. Beginning in the Fall of 2016, the section expanded its work into the area of voting rights. Students interview clients, develop case theories, draft and file complaints in state and federal courts, conduct discovery, engage in motions practice, and prepare appeals. Students also file FOIA requests and analyze responsive documents, and work in coalition with other public interest organizations to develop impact cases. 

The faculty member responsible for the civil rights clinic and Voting Rights Institute is Professor Aderson Francois. Professor Francois joined the faculty in 2016. 

What do the Summer Adjunct Fellows/Staff Attorneys do? 

Summer adjunct fellows work closely with clinic faculty and full-time fellows in helping to maintain and manage the clinic’s docket of cases during the summer, including taking depositions, handling evidentiary hearings, and briefing cases before federal district courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Candidate Qualifications: (1) J.D. degree, (2) A minimum of 3-4 years litigation experience, (3) Admission to D.C. bar or eligibility for admission to federal courts in DC and/or  Virginia 

Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Professor Francois directed the Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law, where he also taught Constitutional Law, Federal Civil Rights, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence. 

Pay and other benefits
The total salary is $15,000 for the three-month fellowship. 

How to apply: 

Applicants should submit a brief statement explaining the applicant’s interest in the position, a résumé, a list of references, including contact information, a recent legal writing sample of any length representing the applicant’s most challenging legal work. Please do not send an excerpt. The writing sample should not be a collaborative work or significantly edited by someone else. 

The application materials should be sent in a single PDF file attached via email to Maia Tucker at mdt36@georgetown.edu

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will select candidates to be interviewed. Although we will not pay candidates’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time convenient for the candidate. 

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