Posted: October 17, 2018
Application Deadline: December 10, 2018
NAPABA Community Law Fellow
As the nation’s oldest legal organization focusing on the civil rights of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice – ALC) is a leader in defending the interests of low-income immigrants. Since 1972, Advancing Justice – ALC has litigated high-profile cases and provided an array of services including community education, advocacy, and direct client representation. Our current program areas include National Security and Civil Rights, Immigrant Rights, Workers’ Rights, Housing Rights, Voting Rights and Criminal Justice Reform.
Fellowship Opportunity: Advancing Justice – ALC seeks a third-year law student or recent law graduate to host for a NAPABA Community Law Fellowship. More information about the two-year fellowship, sponsored by the NAPABA Law Foundation, is available at https://www.napabalawfoundation.org/fellowships. The fellow will focus on impact litigation defending the rights of immigrant communities, with flexibility to engage in direct legal services and community work. Advancing Justice – ALC practices a model of impact litigation that is driven by and integrated with direct services and community work. Our current litigation docket includes three class actions challenging immigration detention practices and a class action challenging the Muslim Ban waiver provision . The ideal applicant will possess a demonstrated commitment to social justice and excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Salary and Benefits: The NAPABA Law Foundation will pay $100,000 for the two-year fellowship ($45,000 each year and $10,000 at the close of the fellowship). Advancing Justice – ALC will provide benefits and supplemental pay based on experience and principles of internal equity. Our salary scale for recent law graduates with zero years of legal experience starts at $58,000.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit by December 10, 2018 a cover letter and resume summarizing interest, qualifications and experience; a writing sample (preferably about a social justice issue, no more than 10 pages); and three professional references to email@example.com. If selected, the applicant will work with Advancing Justice – ALC to submit a fellowship application to the NAPABA Law Foundation by December 31, 2018.