The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is no longer accepting applications for a Clinical Fellow with the ISP’s Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice (PSRJ). The position is a one-year appointment that is potentially renewable for a second year. The Clinical Fellow will co-teach the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project legal clinic (RRJP) and assist in other PSRJ initiatives.
This position is based in New Haven, CT. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and will include Yale University health benefits. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
About PSRJ and the RRJP legal clinic
PSRJ was established at Yale Law School in 2009 as an idea-generating institution, an incubator of novel litigation strategies and legal theories designed to advance reproductive rights and justice. The RRJP legal clinic is an initiative of PSRJ that teaches litigation and policy advocacy skills in an area of the law under siege, and puts PSRJ’s strategies to work.
The Information Society Project is led by Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin and ISP Executive Director Chinmayi Arun. PSRJ is led by Clinical Lecturer and Senior Fellow Priscilla J. Smith, a former reproductive rights litigator.
About the Fellowship Position
PSRJ seeks a candidate with exposure to reproductive rights litigation and its particular challenges. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in reproductive rights, a history of activism in the area, and an interest in working with the PSRJ Director, YLS scholars, and YLS students enrolled in the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project clinical class. Litigation experience is helpful.
The Fellow will primarily be engaged in developing and implementing new litigation strategies and legal theories. The Fellow will conduct this research under the direction of the PSRJ Director and will often collaborate with faculty members and attorneys from cooperating organizations. As an instructor in the RRJP clinic, the Fellow will supervise students who are developing and implementing litigation and policy projects designed to advance reproductive rights and justice.
Applications should be sent in electronic form to Heather Branch (email@example.com). Please indicate clearly that the application is for the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice Clinical Fellow position. Application materials should include:
- A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position, relevant practice experience, and career goals;
- A copy of the applicant’s resume and law school transcript;
- Contact information for three references; and
- At least one sample of recent legal writing, either a brief or memorandum, or a piece of academic writing, that demonstrates sophisticated and creative legal reasoning.
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