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July 11, 2021

Spreading word about post-graduate legal fellowships with Brennan Center’s Justice Program

I received an email earlier this month from Lauren-Brooke Eisen, the Director of Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, which I am happy to be able to share here to spread the word about fellowship opportunities:

Each year, the Brennan Center looks to partner with current law school students and judicial law clerks interested in applying for postgraduate legal fellowships.  Such fellowships include those funded by programs like the Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and Kirkland & Ellis fellowship programs, and law-school-specific fellowships, like the Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Fellowship, the Robina Public Interest Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Law School, and the Columbia Law JD Public Interest and Government Fellowship, among others.

The Justice Program in particular is looking for assistance with research, policy development, and advocacy aimed at reducing the size and scope of our criminal legal system in addition to reducing the harms of our vast carceral state. Much of our work focuses on underscoring racial disparities and the perverse incentives that help sustain mass incarceration and uncovering the economic injustices of our criminal legal system, among others.

We especially value the perspectives of potential fellows with past experience in the criminal legal system or related legal reform work.  If you know someone who might be interested in this position, please tell them to email a short statement describing their project proposal, along with a resume, transcript, writing sample, and contact information for three references to brennancenterjobs @ nyu.edu or to me directly at Lbeisen @ nyu.edu  The subject line should read “Fellowship Opportunities,” and the message should indicate the fellowship for which they are seeking sponsorship.

July 11, 2021 at 05:18 PM | Permalink


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