Position: Law clerk
Status: Temporary; both spring, summer and fall (or all three) positions available
Reports to: Executive director of Fix the Court
Fix the Court seeks law clerk(s) to support the organization’s work advocating for greater transparency and accountability at the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts.
A flexible personality, sense of humor and positive attitude are important. Please don’t have a history of embarrassing tweets.
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 Fix the Court’s research, please visit this page
• Organizing and analyzing government documents received via public records requests for relevance to Fix the Court’s campaigns
• Working with other stakeholders in the court reform space — left, right and center — on issues ranging from term limits to access to court records
• Helping to uncover malfeasance in federal and state judiciaries with a focus on judicial junkets, like this
• Writing articles for FixTheCourt.com on SCOTUS and circuit court arguments of interest and on justices’ out-of-D.C appearances
• Identifying an analyzing cases currently working their way through federal court that are in some way related to Fix the Court’s mission (cf., the cases mentioned here)
• Identifying cases in district and circuit courts ripe for livestreaming requests 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 preferred but not required
• One or two prior experiences in advocacy, research and/or government is encouraged. This could include political advocacy, campaign or public policy research and/or experience on Capitol Hill
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• 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
• Attention to detail
How to apply
Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “Law clerk” in the subject line.