The National Center for Lesbian Rights is currently looking to fill the following positions. Equal Opportunity Statement
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is seeking law clerks to assist with all aspects of its national impact litigation, public policy, and educational work. Much of the clerk’s time will be devoted to interacting with members of the community who contact NCLR’s legal information helpline and handling their questions from start to finish under the supervision and training of NCLR staff attorneys. Clerks also conduct case research, update publications, and draft memos on a wide range of issues affecting LGBT people and their families.
Positions are available in NCLR’s National Office in San Francisco, CA. Summer clerks work full time, and semester clerks may work full or part-time (minimum 12 hours per week).
NCLR hires law clerks for the summer as well as the fall and spring semesters.
Candidates must be current law students. Preference will be given to applicants who have familiarity with LGBT-related issues and a dedication to social justice. Excellent communication and writing skills are essential as is the ability to take initiative and see projects through completion.
The law clerk position is unpaid, though matching work study funds may be available. NCLR encourages clerks to obtain outside funding or academic credit through their law school.
Current law students who have financial need, and who are committed to practicing social justice and progressive civil rights law may apply for the C. Edwin Baker Clerkship, which provides a stipend for full and part-time clerks. Applicants for the Baker Clerkship should include a paragraph in their cover letter detailing their financial need and how the clerkship would further their professional goals. For more information visit the C. Edwin Baker Clerkship page.
Please apply through our online application form.
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