LATINOJUSTICE PRLDEF seeks to SPONSOR rising 3L or recent law graduates currently clerking for Fall 2015 PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP.
LatinoJustice is one of the foremost Latino civil rights organizations in the country, serving a pan-Latino constituency. Since 1972, they have brought precedent setting impact litigation that has profoundly improved the treatment of Latinos in our society. Current areas of focus include immigrants’ rights, redistricting, voting rights, housing, access to education, language and job discrimination, workplace justice issues, freedom of movement and treatment of day laborers, criminalization of Latinos, unlawful police practices and all forms of bias that adversely affect Latinos.
Primary fellowship geographic area is the Eastern United States, including an expanded focus on Florida from the new Southeastern Regional Office in Orlando.
Applicants must be rising law students entering their third or final year of law school or recent graduates completing a judicial clerkship in 2014-15 who are eligible for a fellowship commencing Fall 2015. LatinoJustice is seeking energetic, motivated candidates with a record of commitment to social justice issues and who have excellent legal research, writing and communications skills. Bilingual Spanish/English fluency is required.
LatinoJustice invites applicants to submit a fellowship project proposal summary or outline which should describe how the proposed project fits within LatinoJustice’s mission and their current litigation priorities. Proposals should also incorporate and include law reform litigation as part of the project. Note that Skadden, Equal Justice Works and other fellowship programs each have their own specific eligibility criteria which applicants should check for further details and requirements.
For additional information, including how to apply, please see Symplicity Posting ID#13222.