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Summer Law Clerk Positions for WCL Students at Maryland Legal Aid Bureau and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Work on the Texas-Mexico border or right here in the D.C. metro area with our Local Human Rights Lawyering Project partners.  Both Maryland Legal Aid and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid will be working with the Center over the next couple of years to integrate human rights into their advocacy work on behalf of impoverished clients here in the U.S.  For Summer 2013, both organizations will host summer law clerks from WCL, preferably students with a human rights background.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Lauren E. Bartlett at bartlett@wcl.american.edu.  The summer law clerk positions are open to both 1Ls and 2Ls. The positions are unpaid; however, we encourage you to apply for an EJW Grant to cover your expenses.  Deadline: March 29, 2013 or until filled.

 

Summer Law Clerk at Maryland Legal Aid Bureau (2 positions available for WCL students)

Location: Baltimore City, Prince George’s County and/or Frederick Offices. Other offices may accept law clerks as well.

Duties: Under the supervision of an attorney, the Summer Law Clerk at Maryland Legal Aid Bureau may be assigned some or all of the following tasks: screening clients for eligibility and make referrals as appropriate; conducting preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients; scheduling appointments, hearings, and other types of proceedings; conducting factual investigations and analysis and legal research; preparing documents and correspondence which may include complaints, answers, discovery, memoranda of law and briefs; filing documents with courts as required; and assisting in the development of human rights framework and strategy for advocating on behalf of clients . 

Qualifications: Both 1Ls and 2Ls will be considered. Must have good written and oral communications skills and must demonstrate potential to perform duties of a law clerk. Preferably have taken 1-2 human rights law classes or have equivalent experience.

Please visit www.mdlab.org for a list of office locations and more information about the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau.

 

Summer Law Clerk at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (2 positions available for WCL students)

Location: Westlaco and/or Austin, Texas.  Other Texas RioGrande Legal Aid offices may accept law clerks as well.

Duties: Under the supervision of an attorney, the Summer Law Clerk at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid will perform some, if not all of the following tasks: screening clients for eligibility and make referrals as appropriate; conducting preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients; scheduling appointments, hearings, and other types of proceedings; conducting factual investigations and analysis and legal research; preparing documents and correspondence which may include complaints, answers, discovery, memoranda of law and briefs; filing documents with courts as required; and assisting in the development of human rights framework and strategy for advocating on behalf of clients. 

Qualifications: Both 1Ls and 2Ls will be considered. Must have good written and oral communications skills and must demonstrate potential to perform duties of a law clerk. Spanish language skills preferred. Preferably have taken 1-2 human rights law classes or have equivalent experience.

Please visit www.trla.org for a list of office locations and more information about the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Bureau.