First Amendment job opportunity for new graduates
ArtSpitzer at AOL.COM
Fri Mar 13 22:26:10 PST 1998
I take the liberty (if I have the moderator's permission) of posting this
exceptional ACLU job opportunity for current or recent law school graduates,
in the hope that teachers will pass it along to interested and qualified
WILLIAM J. BRENNAN FIRST AMENDMENT FELLOWSHIP
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation invites
applications for the William J. Brennan First Amendment
The Fellowship, established by a special gift from author Tom
Peters and poet Catherine Abbe and named after retired Supreme
Court Justice William Brennan, was created to give people just
starting their careers an opportunity to receive training and
experience in First Amendment advocacy, and help the ACLU advance
its First Amendment goals.
The Brennan Fellow will work on First Amendment issues with the
ACLU's national legal department, which is located in New York
City. The Brennan Fellow's responsibilities include: analysis of
pending Supreme Court cases; drafting of briefs and pleadings at
all levels of the federal and state judiciary; participation in
trial litigation, including discovery and motion practice;
analysis of requests for ACLU assistance; coordination with ACLU
affiliates and volunteer lawyers; and editing the ACLU's on-line
newsletter "Cyber-Liberties Update."
Applicants must have exceptional analytical skills, an ability to
write clearly and a commitment to public interest law. An
interest and familiarity with cyberspace issues and technology is
also desirable. The Fellow is selected from third-year law
students or recent graduates and will serve for a one-year
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The salary, which is based on the ACLU salary scale, will be in
the low $30s. Excellent health and welfare benefits.
Applications should consist of a cover letter, resume, two
letters of recommendation and at least one legal writing sample.
Applications for the year beginning September 1998 should be sent
to Ann Beeson at the above address. The application and envelope
should be marked "Attention: Brennan Fellowship" and postmarked
no later than April 15, 1998. If you wish writing samples to be
returned, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
The ACLU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and
actively recruits women, people of color, persons with
disabilities, and lesbians and gay men.
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