The Promise of Justice Initiative is seeking a Staff Attorney to work with their Prison Conditions Project team. Conditions of confinement in the Louisiana prison system violate the constitutional rights of many prisoners. Due to overcrowding, limited funding, and a narrow focus on retribution, prisoners in Louisiana endure unnecessarily harsh conditions in their daily lives. The Prison Conditions Project provides legal representation to their clients who endeavor to hold the state accountable for their unconstitutional conditions of confinement. Their litigation projects include extreme heat conditions, medical negligence, and execution protocol litigation. Through these cases, together with PJI’s other projects, they aim to infuse Louisiana’s prison system with reason, necessary reform, and a respect for human dignity.

The Staff Attorney position will include a good deal of client interaction, and very hands-on experience (depositions, hearings, etc.) early in your tenure. The Staff Attorney will also have opportunities to work on media materials as well as to engage in policy advocacy.

Where there is interest, the Staff Attorney may be able to work on some criminal cases as well.

PJI is seeking a candidate with experience in civil litigation (including conducting investigations and discovery, and experience working with experts) and, ideally, working on federal civil rights cases. An ideal applicant would have a law degree, be eligible for admission to the Louisiana Bar, and have 2-3 years of work experience. An ideal applicant will also be dedicated to client advocacy, team building, and professional development. The applicant should be a strong writer with attention to detail. Federal clerkship experience is a plus.

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The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy at Northeastern University School of Law seeks a 2/3 time Assistant Director to help lead its growing program. JD required, based in Boston.

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The Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking applications for a senior supervising attorney.

The Senior Supervising Attorney will develop and litigate individual and class action cases raising constitutional and statutory claims in Louisiana and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels. S/he will engage in litigation and public advocacy related to civil rights issues, particularly relating to adult and juvenile justice reform. S/he will also supervise staff attorneys and/or other legal staff.

This position is specifically envisioned to focus on advancing criminal justice reform in Louisiana. This may include, but will not be limited to: improving access to indigent defense; advancing sentencing reform; addressing unconstitutional conditions in Louisiana’s juvenile, adult, and immigrant detention facilities; and other issues relating to over-policing, the denial of due process in the criminal justice system, racial disparities, and/or collateral consequences of justice system involvement. The focus of the position may change as warranted by changes in the law, the circumstances in Louisiana, and/or the needs of the organization.

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Tulane Law School is currently accepting applications for the positions of Civil Litigation Clinic Instructor and Director of Experiential Learning. For more information on both positions, please follow the links below:

Civil Litigation Clinic Instructor:

Director of Experiential Learning:

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The Advocacy Center is currently seeking candidates for a Client Advocate position in their Baton Rouge office.  Interested candidates can email both a cover letter and resume to or fax to (504) 383-8793.  The Advocacy Center is accepting resumes through Friday, May 13, 2016.


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Acadiana Legal Services Corporation seeks candidates for one full-time staff attorney position and one contract staff attorney position.

One Full-Time Staff Attorney position is available in the Lake Charles Office for the Family Law Unit.  Successful applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school and admitted to practice in the State of Louisiana with at least 1-3 years of experience in Family Law.  One Contract Staff Attorney position is available for the Child in Need of Care Unit.  The successful applicant would represent children in abuse, neglect, and abandonment cases.  Legal experience in child welfare law is preferred but not required.  Extensive local travel may be required.

To apply, please send a resume and a list of three references to Ms. Sharon Jones at


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Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program (CAP) is hiring an Assistant Director (AD). The AD will work closely with CAP Faculty Director, Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, to help implement and develop the CAP educational and law reform programs.

Assistant Director, Child Advocacy Program

Duties & Responsibilities

The Child Advocacy Program (CAP) is committed to advancing children’s interests through facilitating productive interaction between academia and the world of policy, and through training students to contribute to law reform and social change. The Assistant Director works closely with CAP Faculty Director, Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, helping to implement and develop the CAP educational and law reform programs. Oversees administrative and financial operations for CAP, including in connection with conferences and workshops, the CAP website, career advising and other student support, fundraising and grant management, and new initiatives. Assists the Faculty Director with two of CAP’s most important courses, the CAP Clinic and The Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education & Juvenile Justice. Assistance would involve, e.g.: (1) For the CAP Clinic, helping develop and administer Clinic placements, and structure class discussions (for description of the CAP Clinic see; (2) For The Art of Social Change, helping plan and administer this complex course involving guest lecturers active in policy reform. Builds partnerships with local and national child advocacy organizations. Supervises program associate. There will be significant potential for growth in responsibilities with this position over time, based on the skills, experience, and interests of the selected candidate.

Basic Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree and a J.D. are required. A minimum of 3 years of related work experience is required.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to child and youth rights, and to law reform and social change. Strong interest in teaching and mentoring students. Organizational and administrative skills are essential. Proficiency with technology important to help CAP maintain and develop its website and also to take full advantage of modern tools for outreach and advocacy. People skills are key.

Additional Information

This is a 2 year term appointment with potential to renew.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Please include a cover letter and references when applying

To apply, please use the following link:


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The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center is now accepting nominations for the Gillis Long Public Service Awards. Nominees may be students, law faculty, staff, or alumni that demonstrate a commitment to serve underprivileged members in our community. We will honor recipients at a ceremony on April 28, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. in LS308.

Please send the nominee’s name and the reason for your nomination to Christina Luwisch at by April 11, 2016.

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Free webinar training hosted by One Justice for law students who plan to apply for post-graduate fellowships in their 3L Year.

This program will offer tips and strategies for locating possible fellowships, developing a project, identifying a host organization and completing a successful application. The training will be offered in webinar format, enabling students who register to access the training on their laptops from remote locations and to ask questions during the training.

When: Monday, April 11th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Central Time)


Presenters include:

1) David Daniels, Esquire, from Public Counsel

2) Pamela Marx, Esquire from Mental Health Advocacy Services

3) Rachel Kronick Rothbart, Esquire from USC Gould School of Law


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American University, Washington College of Law is looking to fill five (5) positions in its Practitioner-in-Residence Program.

The advertisement, with pertinent information, follows:

American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2016-17 in five of our in-house clinics: Janet R. Spragens Federal Taxation Clinic, Immigrant Justice Clinic, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, International Human Rights Law Clinic, and the Women and the Law Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 240 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education.  Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (approximately 25) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum.  The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via: Please contact Michael Finazzo, Faculty Coordinator, at (202-274-4002) if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, for any other questions about the positions. The positions will remain open until filled.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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