2011-2012 Law Firm Externship Program
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is delighted to announce the application process for its 2011-2012 externship program. This program is available for current associates at law firms or with corporate legal departments, as well as incoming associates (currently in law school or completing a judicial clerkship.)
Interested applicants in the Lawyers' Committee's externship program have the opportunity to work on exciting, cutting edge civil rights issues at the national level. While externs will be assigned a primary substantive area based on interest and need, many will have an opportunity to work in additional areas. Most of the issues (excluding community development) can involve litigation experience if so desired. However, all areas have the possibility on non-litigation work, including public policy advocacy and research and writing, as well as working with clients. Community development work involves primarily transactional assistance, but also includes an advocacy focus.
We encourage both litigators and transactional associates (or incoming associates interested in a particular practice group) to apply. For additional information, including a brief outline of the program and descriptions of the Lawyers' Committee's substantive areas, click here. Law firms seeking additional information may click here. Please note that the Lawyers' Committee regrets that it does not have funding available to contribute to salary and/or benefits.
Interested individuals should submit the externship application (click here), along with a resume, writing sample and list of references to Nancy Anderson, Pro Bono Counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no application deadline, but available externships are filled on a revolving basis. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Anderson at the email above or at 202-662-8354.