The Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) of the Northwestern University School of Law Announces the Creation of the Women’s Project Clinical Fellowship Program

Center on Wrongful Convictions Women’s Project

Clinical Fellowship Program

Bluhm Legal Clinic

Northwestern University School of Law 

Announcement/Job Description:

The Women’s Project Fellowship Program will train one junior attorney in the post-conviction representation of innocent female clients.  The Women’s Project Fellow will work under the supervision of the Women’s Project Director and CWC Co-Legal Director, Karen Daniel.  The Fellow will assist senior Women’s Project attorneys with the screening of women’s requests for assistance received by the CWC, the investigation of credible claims of innocence and the legal representation of female clients whose cases the Women’s Project has accepted.  Responsibilities will also include data collection on women’s cases to foster research on the factors and circumstances which lead to the wrongful convictions of women, and outreach consistent with the Women’s Project public education mission.

This is a two-year fellowship.  The Women’s Project Fellowship Program seeks applicants with 1-3 years of legal practice experience and a demonstrated interest in innocence defense work and/or criminal justice for women.

Applicants should send letters of interest and resumes to Karen Daniel, Co-Legal Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions.  The deadline for applications is September 30, 2013.  The Fellowship is scheduled to begin mid-October.  Salary is $42,000 per year, plus benefits.