Civil Liberties Fellowship
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ACLU of Illinois
CIVIL LIBERTIES FELLOWSHIP

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Through an integrated advocacy program of litigation, public education, and lobbying, the ACLU of Illinois works to protect and expand civil liberties. The legal program 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Civil Liberties Fellow will participate in civil liberties litigation, including both trial and appellate work. The Fellow will also be engaged in public education projects and legislative matters. The fellowship is for one year renewable terms. Applications are for the term commencing September, 2013.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have excellent analytical and writing skills, and a commitment to civil liberties and public interest law. Recent law graduates and attorneys with up to three years of experience are encouraged to apply.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

The salary will be determined by the ACLU salary scale. Excellent health benefits are provided.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should email a resume, letter of interest, list of references, law school transcript and legal writing sample by May 15, 2013 to the Fellowship Committee at FellowshipCommittee@aclu-il.org . No calls or snail mail please.

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.

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