Legal Fellowship with CSAJ

Organizational Description

CSAJ Legal Fellows will contribute to groundbreaking initiatives:

The Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative (CRI) is a national project of CSAJ that enhances economic justice for survivors of domestic violence by building the capacity of and building partnerships between domestic violence and consumer lawyers and advocates across the nation.

The Racial & Economic Equity for Survivors Project (REEP) is a national project that seeks to remedy the systemic inequalities facing survivors of color and shift the current violence against women paradigm. In partnership with diverse anti-poverty, race equity, and violence against women practitioners, REEP will engage communities in identifying inequalities and employing impact legal and policy strategies that facilitate access to economic opportunity for survivors of color.

Position Description

CSAJ Legal Fellows will gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge and special project to advance CSAJ’s mission.

Contributing to one or both of the above initiatives, Legal Fellows will work in partnership with lawyers and advocates for survivors of domestic violence across the country, conduct impactful research, and develop legal advocacy materials and tools to assist attorneys and advocates in accessing economic justice for survivors of intimate partner violence.

CSAJ is composed of a small team of dedicated advocates in the legal, social work, and academic fields who are wholly committed to creative vision, open communication, and justice-minded social change work. While CSAJ Legal Fellows are able to enjoy the flexibility and convenience of telecommuting, they can also participate in weekly staff meetings with the organization’s leadership, take part in all of CSAJ’s trainings, and receive supervision and support from the Board of Directors as needed.

Possible projects include:

This is an unpaid fellowship for Summer/Fall 2017, with the possibility of extending the term. Coordinating an externship with the Fellow’s Law School is possible.

Qualifications

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Sara Wee at sarawee@csaj.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Start dates flexible; Fellows can start immediately or in January 2018.

Accepting multiple legal fellows! And CSAJ welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences.