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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Applications For Position as Full-Time Legal Fellow Now Open at University of Georgia School of Law First Amendment Clinic @UGA1stAmClinic

From the UGA School of Law First Amendment Clinic (via Josh Moore at RCFP)

 

 

The University of Georgia School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic seeks a full-time, post-graduate Legal Fellow to start in August 2022.

The First Amendment Clinic’s mission is to defend and advance the rights of free speech, press, assembly, and petition via litigation and advocacy, while providing law students with the practice and real-world experience to become leaders on First Amendment issues.  The Clinic also serves as an educational resource on issues of open access and free expression in order to promote a better-informed citizenry. 

Under the direction of the Clinic Director, the Fellow will be expected to: (1) engage in substantial legal work including direct client representation encompassing intake/case evaluation, drafting and filing pleadings, taking discovery, motion practice, and court appearances; and (2) help to supervise law students by providing feedback on their written work, client interaction, and oral advocacy.  The Fellow will also assist with coalition building and managing referral relationships with other stakeholders committed to protecting expressive freedoms throughout Georgia and neighboring states; and participate in planning and conducting community education and outreach including presentations and panel events.  

Candidates must possess a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and will either be admitted to the Georgia Bar or  gain admission within 6 months of starting the position.  

Candidates should possess a strong academic record; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational and time-management skills; an ability to build and maintain relationships with both students and community/professional partners; and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law. 

Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a judicial clerkship and/or who have litigation experience. 

Posting and application available here:  https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/223542

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