The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice is seeking 1L and 2L law students for its summer 2015 law clerk program. The Center is a multi-racial organization dedicated to building the power and participation of poor people in order to expand democracy and transform the economy. We organize directly affected people, and couple their courage with strategic legal, policy, and communications work to build campaigns that advance racial justice, immigrant rights, and a fair economy.

The Center anchors three grassroots membership organizations: the Congress of Day Laborers, Stand With Dignity, and the National Guestworker Alliance, as well as a strategic legal department that innovates law and policy strategies that build grassroots power. Our members are African American and immigrant workers and families in the South, as well as guestworkers across the country.

The Center’s legal department provides legal representation and strategic support to our grassroots organizing projects and members. Practice areas include workers’ rights, housing, civil rights, and immigration. Our current work includes federal impact litigation, law reform cases, strategic immigration and detention work, administrative advocacy, policy analysis and advocacy reports, and campaign research and support.

Law clerks should have an interest in the Center’s practice areas and in using legal tools in the context of community-led justice campaigns. Applicants with language skill in Spanish are especially encouraged.


The Center is a host organization for the 2015 Ella Baker Summer Internship Program, Interested applicants should apply by uploading your coverletter, resume, and 3 references at The Center is also a host organization for the Peggy Browning Fund and the Ford Foundation Law School Fellowship.

Please note: the application deadlines for Ella Baker Summer Internship Program are October 24, 2014 for 2Ls and December 19, 2014 for 1Ls.

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