About the Position:
The Center for Law and Social Responsibility (CLSR) is seeking a New England Law graduating student to serve as its Fellow for the 2011-2012 academic year. Applicants must be interested in completing public service legal projects in one or more of the following areas:
• Criminal Justice
• Environmental Advocacy
• Immigration Law
• Tobacco Policy and Health
• Women and Children’s Advocacy
• Public Interest Law
The position runs for 10 months, beginning mid-August. During this time the Fellow is a full-time employee of New England Law | Boston, and as such receives salary and benefits.
The CLSR Fellow provides both substantive and administrative support for all Center Projects. In addition, the Fellow must develop and complete one or more substantial public service legal projects in one or more of the above-listed areas. The position is highly flexible, and requires creativity, independence, initiative, and a genuine desire to spend ten months working as a lawyer and advocate in the public service field.
Past Fellows have represented clients in agency proceedings, teamed with other attorneys to write briefs, and joined advocacy groups to foster regulatory change. Fellows are encouraged to write and teach as part of their experience.
Please submit the following application materials, via email, to Professor David Siegel, Co-director of the CLSR at firstname.lastname@example.org, by March 10, 2011:
• letter of introduction explaining your interest in the position
• official New England Law | Boston transcript
• legal writing sample no longer than 5 pages– must have been written by the applicant alone
• list of three references with telephone and e-mail contact information
Please contact the current CLSR Fellow, Martha S. Drane at Martha.S.Drane@nesl.edu or visit the CLSR website for more information.