Summer 2018 Litigation Program Clerkship With the Animal Legal Defense Fund

When: The clerkships are full-time (35 hours/week), during summer 2018, for a period of 3 months (approximately 12 weeks) with a flexible starting date (dependent upon the student’s schedule).

Location: Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Cotati, California office.

Responsibilities: The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will complete legal research, work with Animal Legal Defense Fund’s litigation department in developing new cases, and learn how to prepare pleadings in cases currently handled by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The successful applicant must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law.

Stipend: This is an unpaid clerkship. There is a monthly stipend of $2,400 (the total stipend is $7,200). This is to assist you in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses.

Eligibility: Summer clerkships are open to second-year students only (rising third year students).

Application Deadline: November 20, 2017.

How to Apply: Students must apply for either the Criminal Justice Program Clerkship or the Litigation Program ClerkshipApplications submitted to both programs will not be considered. Forward an application form (PDF), cover letter (addressed to Director of Litigation Matthew Liebman), resumé (including 2-3 professional references), original writing sample, and transcript (unofficial is okay) via email. Please consolidate application materials into one PDF, if possible. Only complete applications will be considered.

One of these summer clerkships is a David Reuben Clerkship that is generously sponsored by David Reuben.

Location: Cotati, California.

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