Fall 2017-Law Clerk

August 2017

The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG) seeks a volunteer law clerk to conduct litigation and policy research and writing for Fall 2017.

This position offers the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge litigation and policy work to advance the rights of immigrants nationwide. Work can be conducted remotely.  Individuals with law school clinical experience and those located in the Washington D.C. area are encouraged to apply.

NIPNLG is a national membership organization of lawyers, law students, legal workers and advocates, and jailhouse lawyers working to defend and expand the rights of all noncitizens in the United States, regardless of immigration status. NIPNLG stands at the forefront of immigrant rights, spearheading innovative litigation that has received national attention, and supporting advocacy on criminal justice and immigration issues. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) was founded in 1937 as the first racially integrated bar association in the United States.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Commitment to 2-3 business days per week (around 10-15 hours)
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Initiative to see projects through to completion
  • One year of law school or legal experience prior to the commencement of the clerkship
  • Demonstrated interest in immigrant rights, civil rights, and racial justice

Application Process

The Position is open until filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to nipnlgvolunteers@gmail.com. Please indicate “Fall 2017 law clerk” in the subject line.

The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild is an affirmative action employer that actively recruits people of color, women, immigrants, formerly incarcerated persons, LGBTQI+ individuals, and differently-abled individuals. For further information about the organization and its work, please visit www.nipnlg.org/about.html.

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