Fellowship Opportunity: Dorot Justice Programs Fellow

  • Scholarships / Fellowships
  • Posted on 3 July 2007
  • United States
  • Closing on 14 November 2006

Job Description

Dorot Justice Programs Fellow Fellowship Opportunity 2007-2008

The Justice Protection Initiative of Alliance for Justice is offering a public interest fellowship to a recent law school graduate. The term of the fellowship will be from September 2007 through August 2008. The fellowship will pay $40,000, plus benefits. Alliance for Justice is a national association of environmental, civil rights, women’s rights, consumer, and other nonprofit advocacy organizations. AFJ monitors nominees to the federal bench at all levels and maintains a database of information on prospective and current federal judges. AFJ protects against ongoing assaults on our civil justice system and expands the ability of ordinary Americans to access justice. AFJ also engages in substantial education of the public and of senators to ensure that only fair and qualified individuals committed to social justice are confirmed. Information about Alliance for Justice is available online at .

Funded by a grant from the Dorot Foundation, the Justice Programs Fellow will undertake a variety of research and writing projects, including reports on nominees to the federal district and circuit courts, as well as on other topics pertaining to judicial selection and access to justice.

The Dorot Fellow will work under one or more senior attorneys in conducting comprehensive research and preparing documents for the press, public, and senate staff, as well as senators themselves. The fellow will also have extensive opportunities to attend Senate Judiciary Committee and other Congressional committee hearings, Senate votes, and to participate in meetings with other organizations pertaining to issues around judicial selection and access to justice. In addition, the fellow will have the chance to shape and update the website website, draft blog entries and email activists with information.

Fellows must possess a law degree, as well as excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to the public interest.

Alliance for Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

All interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript, and a list of references by November 14, 2006 to:

Dorot Justice Programs Fellowship Alliance for Justice 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Second Floor Washington, DC 20036

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