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We're Looking to Hire Law Clerks for the Fall (Paid, Part-Time Positions)

Position: Law clerk
Location: Remote
Status: Temporary, during the fall 2024 semester
Reports to: Executive director of Fix the Court

Position summary
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.

The position is for the fall 2024 semester, though can be renewable for spring 2025, and maxes out at 20 hours per week. (In other words, it’s a part-time job, and if you have exams in a given week and don’t work that week, that’s completely fine.) The pay range is $18/hour to $25/hour based on experience.

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 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. If you’re in law school: great! If not: fine, too!
• 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
• Good judgment and attention to detail
• 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 email cover letter and resume to with “Law clerk” in the subject line by August 15. Position begins after Labor Day.

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