The Urban Justice Center announces the opportunity to apply for sponsorship by the Community Development Project (CDP) for fellowship opportunities for employment in the fall of 2011 (applications due fall 2010).
The Community Development Project is seeking prospective third-year law students and recent law graduates currently in clerkships or with clerkships beginning in the fall to sponsor for public interest fellowships, including the Skadden, Equal Justice Works Fellowship, Kirkland & Ellis Fellowship and the Liman Fellowship. We are looking for fellowship applicants interested in providing legal services in our areas of work, as described below, but are particularly interested in a project focused on consumer debt.
The mission of CDP is to provide legal support to community-based and grass-roots organizations throughout New York City. The project assists these organizations in advancing their organizing goals, and provides legal support in the form of litigation, transactional assistance and technical advocacy support. CDP currently works with grass-roots groups on low-income housing issues, workers’ rights, immigrant rights and community economic development projects. CDP also assists groups in the areas of non-profit law, corporate governance, and tax law, as well as helping groups expand their programs and services. (For more information about our work, please consult the CDP’s pages on the Urban Justice Center website:
Applicants with experience working with, in, or on behalf of community-based organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants of color and applicants with foreign language abilities, particularly Spanish, East Asian and South Asian languages, are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants who are eligible for the fellowships described above (i.e., prospective third-year law students, recent law graduates currently in clerkships or those with clerkships beginning in the fall), should send a resume and cover letter, including a brief description of their area of interest and/or proposed project.
Applicants should show a basic familiarity with the fellowship opportunities available and the requirements of each. Please note:
this is not a job posting. General application materials will not be considered. Send the requested documents by e-mail or regular mail postmarked by July 2, 2010 to the contact listed below.
Applicants must either be admitted to the New York Bar, or sitting for the New York Bar in July 2010 or 2011.
Contact Information: Nasoan Sheftel-Gomes, firstname.lastname@example.org , Urban Justice Center, 123 William Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY, 10038.