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Legal Fellow Sponsorship

The NYCLU seeks rising third-year law students, judicial clerks, and recent law graduates to sponsor for one- or two-year legal fellowships with a funding organization, such as the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works, Justice Catalyst, and Soros. We will work with a successful applicant to develop a project proposal to submit. Applicants will be asked to submit ideas for a project proposal relating to civil liberties and civil rights in New York. Proposed projects often combine litigation, advocacy, community outreach, and public education. We encourage projects that are new and innovative, allowing the NYCLU to serve unmet legal needs or expand our reach to other populations. Proposals should include a short description of the problem your project seeks to address, concrete strategies and tools to address the problem, goals for what you want to accomplish during the fellowship, why you are the best candidate for this fellowship project, and how your project fits into the NYCLU’s work. We understand that project proposals may be broad at this stage. To assist candidates in developing projects that best align with our current priorities, we particularly encourage project proposals that focus on racial justice, criminal justice and police accountability, voting rights, gender equity, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, education equity, privacy and technology, economic justice, environmental justice and immigration.

Salary: Subject to the NYCLU’s attorney salary scale, which is based on years of legal experience (new law-school graduates currently start at $82,000 for 2025) Location: New York, NY 10004
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