Fall 2019 Legal Fellowship Sponsorship Opportunity, Capital Punishment Project, NC
Office: Legal Fellowships
Location: North Carolina
June 27, 2018
Fall 2019 Legal Fellowship Sponsorship Opportunity
Notice to Third-Year Law Students and Recent Graduates
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Capital Punishment Project
Durham, North Carolina
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s protecting the rights of immigrants, ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for women and the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.
The ACLU invites rising third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply for a sponsorship opportunity to work with us as a Legal Fellow. The Capital Punishment Project of the National office in Durham, North Carolina seeks applicants to consider for a sponsored fellowship such as Equal Justice Works or other public interest fellowships to begin in the fall of 2019.
The Capital Punishment Project, part of the ACLU’s Center for Justice, challenges the unfairness and arbitrariness of capital punishment while working toward the ultimate goal of abolishing the death penalty. The Project engages in public advocacy and strategic litigation, including direct representation of capital defendants. The Project’s litigation is conducted throughout the country, with a particular focus on the South.
Our staff will work with candidates to develop their proposals for submission, helping tailor the proposal to address an important civil liberties issue while satisfying the funding organization’s requirements. Proposed projects often combine litigation and advocacy with community outreach and public education.
The Capital Punishment Project is interested in sponsoring a candidate to work on a project addressing the rise in secrecy surrounding lethal injections and its infringement on public debate or one addressing the pernicious role of race in capital jury selection. The Project welcomes additional suggestions from prospective Fellow applicants.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale, to supplement the external funding.
HOW TO APPLY
If you would like to be considered for a sponsorship opportunity, please submit by email to HRJobsCPP@aclu.org, referencing “2019 Legal Fellowship Sponsorship – Capital Punishment Project” in the subject line:
We will review applications on a rolling basis, but priority consideration will be given to those who submit applications by July 6, 2018.
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