Fellowship: Clinical Fellowship with the NYU Reproductive Justice Clinic, 2013 (Deadline: July 5, 2013)

Clinical Fellowship with the NYU Reproductive Justice Clinic, 2013

The New York University School of Law Reproductive Justice Clinic seeks to appoint a Reproductive Justice Fellow for a one-year term with potential for renewal for additional term(s).  The clinic is newly established within the nationally recognized, ground-breaking NYU Clinical Law Program.  The NYU Reproductive Justice Clinic, directed by Professor Sarah Burns, is a semester-long program for second and third year students at NYU School of Law that teaches multiple forms of social justice lawyering through work on core issues of concern to reproductive rights. The clinic has a special focus on issues related to government intrusions and burdens on reproductive health choice-making of individuals.

The clinic will support cutting edge litigation, grassroots organizing, public education campaigns, policy advocacy, and coalition work on reproductive justice. It will co-sponsor an issue conference on reproductive justice in Spring 2014.

The Reproductive Justice Clinic Fellow will serve as both a staff attorney and a teaching fellow in the Reproductive Justice Clinic. The Fellow will work on the varied docket of the clinic, will supervise students, and will participate in teaching the clinic seminar. The Fellow will take a leadership role in planning and organizing the Spring 2014 conference (contemplated for April 1, 2014).  The fellowship will begin in August of 2013.

The fellowship is an opportunity to develop a career in social justice advocacy and/or clinical teaching. The fellow will receive health benefits and support for professional development.  Past fellows with the NYU Clinical Law Program have proceeded to positions in public interest lawyering and clinical teaching.


Qualifications include a J.D. degree, an excellent academic record, bar admission, practice experience (two years or one year plus a clerkship), and demonstrated ability in the capacities the course is designed to develop. Ideally, applicants would have experience with reproductive rights related areas of law, training or experience in federal court constitutional litigation, and demonstrated interest in social justice advocacy.  Experience supervising students or new lawyers, working with grassroots organizations or issue advocacy coalitions and/or policy advocacy would be excellent added qualifications.


Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position together with resume, law school transcript (an unofficial copy is fine), one writing sample and three references (letters are preferred, but names and current e-mail and/or telephone contact information are acceptable).

The appointment is for one year (2013-14) with the possibility of two subsequent one-year renewals.  Electronic submissions only are preferred.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by July 5, 2013 to:

NYU Clinical Law Program

NYU School of Law

245 Sullivan Street

New York, New York 10012

Attn: Raymond Ivey

Assistant to Professor Sarah E. Burns


NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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