Supervisor: Director of Legal Services
Overview: The Door’s Legal Services Center seeks rising third year law students, judicial law clerks, and recent law graduates to sponsor for post-graduate legal fellowships including but not limited to Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Justice Catalyst, Kirkland & Ellis, and school based-fellowships, to commence in Fall 2022. Qualified law students, clerks, and recent law graduates interested in applying for a fellowship with The Door are invited to submit a brief project proposal and application by July 31, 2021.
The Door seeks proposals to provide direct legal services to our members and to create opportunities for youth empowerment and organizing. Projects may also incorporate systemic advocacy and impact litigation. Suggested target populations include runaway and homeless youth, immigrant youth, youth in foster care and LGBTQ youth. Potential areas of law include immigration, public benefits, family law, and homeless rights.
Practice Areas: Immigration, Family Law, Public Benefits, and Education Law
We are open to discussing any strong proposal, but are particularly interested in fellowships focusing on the following areas: 1) family law, public benefits and/or educational advocacy; 2) legal issues facing foster-care involved youth; and 3) expanded provision of immigration services to underserved communities (e.g. indigenous language speakers, LGBTQ youth, homeless youth, etc.).
- Third-year law students or judicial clerks
- Demonstrated commitment to legal services and to working with young people in crisis
- Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
- Proficiency in Spanish, French, Haitian Creole or Mandarin is preferred but not required.
Schedule Type: Full-time
Contact Information: Candidates should send a resume, transcript, cover letter, and 3-5 page project proposal to Kaavya Viswanathan, Director, The Door’s Legal Services Center, at email@example.com. Please write “Fellowship Application” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and should be submitted no later than July 31, 2021. Due to the large volume of applications, we apologize in advance that we are unable to respond to all applicants.
Deadline: July 31, 2021