May 22, 2013
ROGER BALDWIN FOUNDATION OF ACLU OF ILLINOIS
The ACLU of Illinois sponsors applications of third-year law students and attorneys who are interested in obtaining funding for fellowships from outside sources, such as Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Soros, and others. These organizations provide funding for attorneys who wish to pursue public interest work. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit www.equaljusticeworks.org
to obtain more details about each organization's application process and deadline. We also encourage potential applicants to identify other funding opportunities and to bring them to our attention.
The legal program at the ACLU of Illinois has ten attorneys. The general civil liberties docket focuses on free speech, association, religion, privacy, criminal justice and equality issues. Special projects are: Children’s Rights, Institutionalized Persons, Racial Justice, Reproductive Rights, LGBT Rights and HIV and Civil Liberties.
In general, the Fellow will work along with senior staff counsel in all aspects of litigation, including trial and appellate work. The Fellow will also do public speaking and work on legislative matters. The length of the Fellowship will be governed by the policy of the funding agency. Application deadlines typically occur in early fall for a fellowship that begins the following fall.
Applicants should be self-motivated, committed to civil liberties, and have the proven ability to work with a wide range of people. Excellent research and writing skills are required. Third-year law students and attorneys with one to three years of experience are invited to apply.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary and benefits will, in general, be granted according to the guidelines of the funding agency.
Applicants should send a resume, a cover letter indicating the program of interest, a list of references, a law school transcript, and a legal writing sample by July 10, 2013
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are encouraged to apply.