The Vera Institute of Justice is seeking applicants for a legal internship.

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society, examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.  At a time of unprecedented challenge, we’re fighting for justice reform built on bedrock American values and grounded in action at the state and local level. Vera has offices in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and the District of Columbia.

The Legal Intern for the New Orleans office will provide a wide range of support for our ongoing projects, including ending money injustice in the criminal legal system, reshaping prosecution, and jail population reduction. The Legal Intern will be supervised primarily by the Associate Director and will complete a variety of projects with other staff. This internship will provide an opportunity for the intern to gain knowledge and experience in research, writing, advocacy, local and state government relations, and criminal legal systems in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana.

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A representative from Access Lex will be on campus on March 24, 2020 from 12:30 – 1:15 in Room 112 for the Access Lex workshop, The Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loans. This session will review your loan repayment essentials: repayment plan options, consolidation, loan forgiveness and more. Leave with next steps so that you can set yourself up for success on the road to zero!  Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to: by March 18th.

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See below for a notice from The Law Office of William Most.

The Law Office of William Most, a New Orleans-based civil rights law firm, is seeking to hire an associate.

Our practice focuses on litigation involving police misconduct, prisoner’s rights, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, First Amendment rights, and technology company abuses. Our firm also handles some family law and other cases in state and federal court.

We are currently managing a multiple-lawsuit campaign against Louisiana’s practice of holding thousands of inmates past their release dates each year, representing a high-profile death row exoneree, and representing protesters and journalists fighting for their rights. You can read about some of our work here, here, here, and here.

We are seeking a self-motivated attorney with a desire to fight for justice. Strong legal research and writing skills are required, as is a Louisiana bar license – or a willingness to sit for the Louisiana bar exam at the first opportunity.

Please contact us at for more information, and feel free to share this posting widely.

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Peggy Browning Fund Adds Another New Fellowship

Another Summer Fellowship Just Added

SMART – Transportation Division in the Cleveland, OH area

A limited number of other funded fellowships are still available.

Great opportunities for 1Ls and 2Ls interested in social & economic justice.

Students who already applied for other fellowships are also eligible to apply for these.
Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled.

Details available at

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The ACLU of Louisiana seeks an attorney to further its immigrants’ rights work, with a specific focus on challenging excessive or unlawful detention of individuals in immigration detention centers in Louisiana. This individual will be responsible for federal court litigation challenging detention. They will participate in advocacy campaigns to end excessive detention and will collaborate with allied immigrants’ rights organizations throughout Louisiana.

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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law firm serving the 22 parishes east of the Atchafalaya basin. We have offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma and New Orleans. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households.

SLLS anticipates hiring for the following positions:

  • 1 Staff Attorney to work on Domestic Violence cases in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes in our Houma Office. 

The ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in written and oral communication, client counseling, advocacy, and social service referrals.
  • Dependability, ability to respond to emergencies, good work habits, self­motivation, dedication to serving vulnerable people, and the capacity to work well with others.

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. An offer of employment may also be made contingent on passage of the February 2020 bar exam. SLLS does not permit the outside practice of law. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $46,000-$55,000 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at by February 22, 2020.

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ACLU of Louisiana Seeks Legal Director

The ACLU of Louisiana seeks a Legal Director to lead and expand its litigation and legal advocacy programs. Defending civil rights and civil liberties in the 21st century requires a new and creative approach to advocacy. The ACLU of Louisiana seeks a Legal Director who is eager to shape and lead impact litigation, as well as play a critical role in helping to plan and execute new strategies for growth and service to new constituencies, namely impacted communities of color. The Legal Director will be a critical member of the organization’s senior leadership team, reporting directly to the Executive Director and providing strategic leadership and coordination regarding litigation.

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The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (Workers’ Center) is seeking applications for a staff attorney and senior staff attorney.

Learn more here.

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Applications for the 2020 ATJ Tech Fellows Program are open!

The ATJ Tech Fellows Program is a truly unique experiential learning opportunity for law students to gain new skills and receive hands-on experience, while addressing critical challenges affecting our civil justice system.

Fellows begin the summer by taking a deep dive into issues affecting the civil justice system, while learning various applied methods around the use of technology, data, design thinking to improve legal services delivery. Followed, by a 10-week paid internship placement at one of our many participating host employers nationwide. Where they’ll work on a range of innovative projects and initiatives, aimed to more effectively meet the legal needs of low-income Americans.

Fellows will also have access to a robust network of legal innovators, and participate in an host of immersive activities throughout the summer experience. Participating Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend for their service commitment.

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Peggy Browning Fund Adds Two New Fellowships

Two More Summer Fellowships Just Added

Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center – Las Vegas, NV

Migrant Justice – Burlington, VT

Funded positions for 1Ls & 2Ls.

Great opportunities for students interested in social & economic justice.

Students who already applied for other fellowships are also eligible to apply for these.

Details available at

Mary Anne Moffa
Executive Director
Peggy Browning Fund
100 South Broad Street, Suite 1208
Philadelphia, PA 19110

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