The Center is seeking applications for student fellowship positions for the 2012-13 academic year. Applications are sought from current 1Ls and 2Ls, with priority given to current 1Ls.
The Center’s mission is to promote good government and prosecution practices in criminal justice matters. The Center accomplishes this mission through academic work, litigation, and public policy and media work.
Fellows will be involved in all aspects of the Center’s work. Current and past fellows have, for example: identified cases on the Supreme Court’s docket in which the Center could file amicus briefs; observed or participated in moot courts of lawyers arguing before the Supreme Court of the United States, and of a lawyer arguing before the D.C. Circuit on behalf of victims of torture at the Abu Ghraib prison; co-written editorials published in major newspapers and criminal justice blogs; co-authored a law review published in the spring of 2011; attended conferences and private lunches with the conference participants; conducted research for the Center’s academic, litigation, and policy work; helped edit a major criminal law casebook; and helped plan and organize conferences and other events involving prominent legal scholars and practitioners. Future fellows will also be involved in the Center’s long-term planning and launch of future projects.
Fellows will work with the Center’s Faculty Director, Professor Rachel E. Barkow, the Center’s Executive Director, and the Center’s Senior Fellows (currently Anne Milgram and Neil Barofsky).
To read more about the Center, work that it has done, and its staff, including the names of current student fellows at the Center, visit www.prosecutioncenter.org.
Fellowship applicants must submit the following:
• Cover letter including a statement of interest in the fellowship
• Unofficial law school and undergraduate transcripts
• Writing sample
• List of two references, including telephone number and/or email address
Deadline for the applications is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Selections will be made by mid-May. E-mail applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.