Position: Fix the Court fall 2020 law clerk
Status: Taking applications through Aug. 27
Reports to: Executive director of Fix the Court
Fix the Court seeks 2-3 law clerks – i.e., current 2Ls, 3Ls or recent grads able to work ~20 hours per week during the fall 2020 semester – to support our advocacy for greater transparency and accountability at the U.S. Supreme Court and in other federal courts.
We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from women and people of color who are excited about contributing to our mission. A flexible personality, sense of humor and positive attitude are important. Please don’t have a history of controversial tweets.
Pay is $25 per hour.
Essential responsibilities and tasks:
• Conducting legal research on topics of interest to the organization and presenting findings of this research in the form of concise written work products. For examples of our research, please scroll through the links on this page
• Assisting in the strategy and implementation of legal challenges like this and this related to work and mission
• Organizing and analyzing government documents received via public records requests for relevance to our campaigns
• Identifying an analyzing cases currently working their way through federal court that are in some way related to our mission (cf., the cases mentioned here)
• Identifying cases in circuit courts ripe for live audio and video requests (cf., this sheet) and identifying local stakeholders like this to help make those requests
• Other duties as assigned
Required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Bachelor’s degree required and must be a rising 2L, rising 3L or a 2020 law school grad
• 1-2 years of experience in advocacy, research and/or government is a plus. This could include political advocacy, campaign or public policy research and/or experience on Capitol Hill
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills and attention to detail
• Smart political judgment and a discerning eye
• Ability to work quickly and independently and to juggle competing priorities and strict deadlines
• Proven track record for being a self-starter
How to apply:
Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Law clerk” in the subject line.