This week’s 3L Weekly Docket contains several entry-level public interest job postings with both non-profits and in law school clinics. As we get closer to graduation, organizations are better able to anticipate their hiring needs so many of these positions are opening up. If you’re interested in applying for any of these positions and want help crafting a great application, reach out to the CDO.
Job Opportunity: Georgia Housing Corps Hiring Recent Grads in Atlanta & Savannah
Supported by the Georgia Bar Foundation, the Georgia Housing Corps (GHC) is an Equal Justice Works initiative designed to promote community redevelopment and address housing instability for low-income residents in communities harmed by the foreclosure crisis throughout the state of Georgia over two years. Comprised of eleven Legal Fellows and seven Community Advocates, the program works to keep residents in their homes, preserve affordable housing through community education and client representation, and remove barriers to housing at the local and statewide levels through systemic advocacy. The following sites are hiring postgraduate Fellows:
- Atlanta Legal Aid Society
- Georgia Legal Services (Savannah, GA)
Interested applicants should email Michelle Gaeng firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Job Opportunity: FRANK J. GUARINI CENTER ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE LAW AT NYU SCHOOL OF LAW, Fellowship in Energy & Environmental Law
The Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law seeks to hire a full-time Legal Fellow to conduct policy-relevant research, writing and outreach related to innovation in energy and environmental law and policy.The Guarini Center, housed at NYU School of Law, is an academic research center that advances energy and environmental policies to support the transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy. The Legal Fellow will assist with our research efforts to develop policy and regulatory frameworks that will stimulate the growth of renewable energy resources, improve resiliency, and enhance energy efficiency at the city, state and international levels. Our work currently focuses on issues including the promotion of energy efficiency throughout New York City’s building stock, the development of regulatory frameworks that will encourage the decarbonization of the electricity system, and the reduction of greenhouse gasemissions internationally, including those associated with international maritime transportation.
The Fellow will be expected to produce a series of written papers directed at both policy and academic audiences and to prepare issue briefs for workshops, talks and conferences. In addition to excellent research and writing skills, the Fellow should be entrepreneurial and think creatively about policy, be a self-starter, and have the ability to write independently.Qualifications: Juris Doctor degree is required. Demonstrated experience working on energy and/or environmental law and policy is strongly preferred. The fellow will be appointed for a year beginning in September 2018. Salary is competitive and benefits are generous.
Dependent on Experience
Interested applicants should send: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) writing sample; (4) names of three references to email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Job Opportunity: Assistant Compliance Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s leading public universities, is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Compliance Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator in the Office of University Compliance and Integrity. With the vision of supporting a university philosophy that values compliance and integrity, the Assistant Director will support a centralized compliance function that will be a leading model in higher education.
Reporting to the Compliance Director and Title IX/Clery Act Coordinator, the Assistant Compliance Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator works with partners across the university to empower stakeholders and reinforce a culture of integrity and accountability.
This position supports the university’s Title IX program, including policies and procedures, planning, reporting, training, and review at the Columbus campus, Medical Center, and all regional campuses. The Assistant Compliance Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator will coordinate with campus offices and partners, including but not limited to: Student Conduct, Student Advocacy, Office of Human Resources, Department of Public Safety, Office of Legal Affairs, and regional campuses.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; two years of relevant experience (e.g., Title IX, VAWA, or higher education administration); proven ability to respond to crisis situations; familiar with sexual violence advocacy; ability to manage projects; strong organizational skills; ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines with minimal guidance; detail-oriented and able to analyze complex information; ability to provide a high level of professional interaction with all levels of stakeholders throughout the university; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to supervise others; ability to maintain confidentiality and manage highly sensitive information; and extensive experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and research tools. Requires successful completion of a background check.
Graduate degree with experience in higher education; experience in handling issues related to sex- and gender-based discrimination, including sexual assault; trained civil rights investigator; familiarity with Maxient and/or Navex databases; policy communication; training coordination; and process improvement.
$55,000.00 – $63,000.00 Annually
Dependent on Experience
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Job Opportunity: Program Attorney, Legal Aid Association of California
This position will be critical to helping low-income Californians access free legal information in the years to come. As civil liberties are threatened, the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) supports the legal safety net by working to secure funding, encourages collaboration between organizations, and facilitates communication through lists and conferences.
LAAC is the statewide membership organization for almost 100 legal nonprofits. LAAC advocates for its members through lobbying in Sacramento, trains in core substantive areas, analyzes best practices, and works to improve the effectiveness of legal aid in California.
This is a great attorney position for someone interested in legal services nonprofits, legislative and administrative advocacy, and support for the statewide system of other legal nonprofits. This is also a great position for someone who is returning to work after taking time away from the practice of law.
Located in Oakland, the Program Attorney will report directly to the Executive Director, will work frequently with the Directing Attorney, and will supervise non-attorney program staff. Funding is secured for this position for one year, and LAAC is currently working to secure funding to make this a permanent position.
- J.D. (bar passage not required, but helpful)
- Project management and/or event coordination experience
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to write/edit well and produce quality publications with strong attention to detail
- Capable of working independently and as part of a team
- Expertise in Word, Excel, Google applications, online databases
- Experience working with low-income and underserved communities preferred—bonus if you’ve worked or interned for a LAAC member in the past
- Competitive salaries $50,000 – $66,000 (DOE) and generous benefits
- A commitment to work life balance
- Opportunity to learn the legal services landscape in California
- Training and professional development support
- Great benefits, including an employer-matched retirement plan; health, vision, dental insurance; paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; commuter benefits; Long-term disability insurance and life insurance
- Supportive team-based environment that allows you to take an early lead on projects
- Some travel required, expenses paid by LAAC
$56k – $70k/year
Application: Send (1) a cover letter with a detailed explanation of your qualifications and why you are a match for this; (2) your resume; (3) three references; and (4) a writing sample of no more than 5 pages via email to the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Program Attorney” in your email subject header. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the start date will be asap.
LAAC seeks to fill this position with someone who shares our values, including our organizational commitment to diversity. We encourage all interested individuals to apply — especially people of color; women; people from low-income backgrounds; people with disabilities; people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or anyone belonging to any other federal or state protected category.
Job Opportunity: Post-graduate fellowship, Wilbanks Child Endangerment & Sexual Exploitation Clinic, University of Georgia School of Law
The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Clinic is the first of its kind in the nation, representing survivors of child sexual abuse in juvenile court dependency proceedings and civil tort litigation. The clinic not only provides direct representation to survivors, but also serves as a teaching center as part of the University of Georgia School of Law.
The CEASE Clinic Post-Graduate Fellow will work with the Director of the CEASE clinic to provide direct legal services to survivors of child sexual abuse in juvenile court and civil tort litigation. The Fellow, who will be housed at the University of Georgia School of Law, will assist the Director and Staff Attorney in litigation and policy advocacy, which will include drafting and filing pleadings, appearing at hearings on behalf of clients, legal research and writing, and supervising clinic students. The Fellow will undertake research and writing projects on behalf of the clinic, assist in organizing conferences and colloquia, speak at bar and/or law conferences and continuing education events, work with community stakeholders, assist the Director with curriculum development, and perform other clinic duties as assigned by the Director.
Basic Qualifications: JD with 0-3 years experience; licensed to practice law in Georgia; eligibility ot join the Georgia bar, or sitting for the July 2018 Georgia bar.
Candidates with experience in juvenile dependency proceedings, civil litigation and/or child advocacy strongly preferred. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, advocacy experience, superior research and writing skills, and a strong commitment to public interest lawyering. Ability to work sensitively with a diverse population of clients, students and staff is essential.
The fellowship is a term appointment beginning on August 1, 2018 and ending on July 31, 2019, with the possibility of a twelve-month extension for the 2019-2020 term. All applicants must apply through the University of Georgia at All applicants must apply through the University of Georgia at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/20440
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Meet with the Law Offices of the Public Defender of New Mexico
This Thursday, April 19th, DePaul Law School will be hosting key officials from the Law Offices of the Public Defender of New Mexico.Throughout the day are unique opportunities to learn about public defender student and post-graduate opportunities through New Mexico as well as learning about criminal law in the southwest (particularly defense work). We hope to see you at one or more of these events!
Distinguished alum Nathanael Banks, Carlsbad Managing Attorney, will be speaking about his experience coming from the Midwest. Mr. Banks will be joined by Chief Public Defender Bennett Baur (THE Public Defender) at:
Information Session: Q&A: Pizza Lunch 11:50am–12:50pm, Lewis 341
This is open to all law students and attorneys in the Chicagoland area.
Additionally, Mr. Banks and Mr. Baur are available for informational interviews throughout the day (held on-campus in the LCS Office). These 15-20 minute interviews are a chance to meet with them one-on-one to answer questions and learn more about specific opportunities available for you. To sign-up for an interview please contact Elizabeth Boe (email@example.com or 312-362-8386). This is open to all law students and attorneys in the Chicagoland area.
Any questions? Please contact Elizabeth Boe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-362-8386.