May 31, 2012
Law Clerk, Animal Protection Litigation
The Animal Protection Litigation section, which conducts precedent-setting legal campaigns on behalf of animals in state and federal courts around the country, is seeking law clerks.
We're looking for several conscientious law students for legal clerkships. Law clerks must have excellent legal writing and oral communication skills, as well as possess strong research and critical thinking skills. The ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects and priorities while demonstrating a strong work ethic and flexibility is essential.
Law clerks will work closely with attorneys and be integrally involved in the process of researching, preparing and prosecuting animal protection lawsuits in state and federal courts. The clerks will provide research and drafting support for one of our five core litigation groups: Farm Animals, Companion Animals and Animal Cruelty, Wildlife, Legislation, and International Law. Although experience in animal protection and/or environmental law is preferred, we are primarily interested in working with students who are resourceful, innovative and productive, and who have a strong interest in animal protection litigation.
Fall, Winter, and Spring law clerks must be able to commit at least 10 hours per week for a period no shorter than 30 days. Summer law clerks must be available to work full time: 35 hours per week for 10-12 weeks. This clerkship is unpaid, however, course credit can be arranged. Law clerks must be a 2L or 3L law student, pass a criminal background check, and sign a waiver and release of liability. Work is located in our Washington, D.C., office.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé, writing sample, and references to Erica Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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