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Kirkland & Ellis Justice Fellowship at the Disability Rights Legal Center–Applications Due Friday, July 8

In NLLSA on June 21, 2011 by Barbara

Kirkland & Ellis Justice Fellowship

The Disability Rights Legal Center is pleased to announce that the application period for its newly created Kirkland & Ellis Justice Fellowship is now open.

The Position:

The Kirkland & Ellis Justice Fellowship is a two year legal fellowship, and will be the lead position in DRLC’s newly created Community Advocacy Program. The goal of the Program and the Fellowship is to provide the disability community with critical information and resources that will connect them with relevant service providers, provide limited representation on smaller legal matters, facilitate self-advocacy, and identify systemic issues appropriate for DRLC impact litigation.

In addition, the Fellow will develop at least one area of expertise, in which he or she cultivates an extensive understanding of the law and issues facing the community. The Fellow will provide trainings and write articles in this area of expertise in order to further inform the community and legal practitioners on that area of the law. The topic will be selected by the Fellow in consultation with DRLC’s Executive Director and Legal Director, and can include but is not limited to topics such as housing rights for people with disabilities, rights of people who use service animals, the education rights of youth in the delinquency system, or the intersection of race and disability.

Apply online:

To apply for the Kirkland & Ellis Justice Fellowship, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, a current resume, a legal writing sample of no more than five pages, and the application form below. All materials must be submitted via this website no later than 5 p.m. (PST) Friday, July 8, 2011.

The link to this website is below:

Kirkland & Ellis Justice Fellowship at DRLC

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