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||Summer Law Clerk
||Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
||DC Metro Region
|| Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the "law firm of the Latino community", MALDEF promotes social change through legislative and regulatory advocacy, high impact litigation, communications, and community education in the areas of education, employment, and immigrant rights. The DC office handles national policy, regulatory, and legislative matters and litigation in the southeastern quadrant of the U.S.
Since MALDEF's founding, it has been an organizational hallmark to support the next generation of lawyers who will advance the civil rights of the Latino community. MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Program provides several scholarships in varying amounts to deserving law students with a commitment to advancing the civil rights of Latinos. MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students who will be enrolled full-time in an American-accredited law school. For more details: http://maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/law_school_scholarship_program/
Available Law Clerk Positions:
Fall (3 positions), Winter/Spring (3 positions), and Summer (6 positions)
None, but will help sponsor students for third-party public interest funding. Additionally, will support students receiving academic credit for their internship/co-op hours.
2L and 3L law students with strong academic skills, understanding of constitutional law, and a demonstrated commitment to Latino civil right issues are encouraged to apply. For the DC office, an interest in legislation, rule making, and administrative law is desirable. Applicants willing to explore the DC office sponsoring a post-graduate fellowship application are encouraged to apply. Applicants interested in exploring an eventual Fried Frank-MALDEF Fellowship are also encouraged to apply.
How to apply:
Send cover letter, resume, 5-page writing sample, and contact information for two references addressed to James Ferg-Cadima, Regional Counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The DC contact will hire for the DC office only.
Contact Adam Fernandez, Legislative Attorney in Education Policy, email@example.com 202-293-2829, Extension 18.
||Adam Fernandez, MALDEF DC Internship Committee
||Apr 1 2013 12:00AM
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