Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights for the San Francisco Bay Area Fellowship Sponsorship Opportunities


The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (“LCCR”) is a civil rights and legal services organization that advances, protects and promotes the rights of communities of color, immigrants and refugees, with a specific focus on low-income communities and a long-standing commitment to African Americans.  LCCR with the assistance of hundreds of pro bono attorneys–provides free legal assistance and representation to individuals in the areas of racial justice, immigrant justice, and voting rights. In addition, LCCR handles impact cases that focus on important civil rights issues.  

LCCR is interested in sponsoring applicants for fellowships through the Skadden and Equal Justice Works Fellowship Programs for the 2012-2014 cycle.  LCCR is particularly interested in potentially sponsoring projects in the following areas: 

  • addressing disproportionate special education and/or discipline of minority students, including the over-designation of African-American students by schools as “emotionally disturbed;”
  • challenging at-large voting systems pursuant to the California Voting Rights Act and addressing possible gerrymanders arising from redistricting;
  • addressing legal barriers faced by immigrant microentrepreneurs who are starting or developing for-profit businesses, including legal assistance on business law, health care, employment law, and language access issues; and/or
  • other projects in the areas of racial justice, voting rights, and/or immigrant justice.

If you are interested in pursuing a fellowship with our organization and will be a third year law student or a judicial clerk this coming year, please send a resume, writing sample, a list of three references, and a cover letter that briefly describes your interest in a project by June 24, 2011 to:

Silvia Contreras
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
131 Steuart Sreet, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA  94105