Opportunities with EJS

icon_newspaperLaw Clerk (Fall 2015)

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The Equal Justice Society (“EJS”) is transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts.  Our legal strategy aims to broaden conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias by using social science, structural analysis, and real-life experience. Currently, EJS targets its advocacy efforts on school discipline, special education, and the school-to-prison pipeline, race-conscious remedies, and inequities in the criminal justice system. We also engage the arts and artists in creating work and performances that allow wider audiences to understand social justice issues and struggles.

EJS has law clerk positions available for Fall 2015 at our office in Oakland (1999 Harrison St. Suite 800, Oakland, CA 94612). EJS law clerks participate in legal research, writing, and analysis in the areas of civil rights and racial justice. The positions are open to law students who have completed at least their first year of law school. For more information, please visit http://www.equaljusticesociety.org or email jobs@equaljusticesociety.org.

Location: Oakland, California

Compensation: Although we are unable to offer paid positions, we will work with selected candidates to secure funding through your law school and other possible public-interest funding sources. Academic credit may also be available through your law school.

Rolling Deadline: EJS reviews law clerk applications & hires on a rolling basis. Early application is highly recommended as positions fill quickly. We will not accept applications after May 1, 2015.

* Applications must be received in the office by the deadline.
* Positions will be filled on a rolling basis; early applications are welcome and will be reviewed as they are received.

Application: Please email (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) writing sample (a legal memorandum that is no more than 10 pages), and (4) a list of three references to jobs@equaljusticesociety.org with “Fall 2015 Law Clerk Application” in the subject line.

EJS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, religious minorities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

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