Summer Associate – FOIA / Transparency
Loevy & Loevy is a nationally recognized litigation firm devoted to civil rights cases, including wrongful convictions, police shootings, and prisoners’ rights, as well as to other cases in the public interest, including whistleblower protection, digital privacy rights, and government transparency.
Loevy & Loevy is now accepting applications from 2Ls for a Summer Associate dedicated to the Transparency/FOIA Practice for the 2023 summer program, working out of our Chicago office.
The Transparency Team at Loevy & Loevy represents journalists and activists in their efforts to shine a light on government practices through the disclosure of critical information and documents. For example, among other cases, the Transparency Team forced the release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video, documents describing the horrific conditions of ICE detainees, and removal of some of the redactions to the Mueller Report. The Transparency Team’s cutting edge work also involves First Amendment litigation, including protecting the right of free speech against governmental abuse. More information about the practice is available here: https://loevy.com/first-amendment/.
Summer Associates learn by working closely with experienced attorneys throughout the summer. They are given meaningful, substantive legal work, and they participate in a wide range of litigation activities across our practice areas. Typical assignments include drafting briefs and motions, as well as assisting with case investigations, witness interviews, hearings, and trials.
The ideal candidate is a person who is hardworking and is passionate about government transparency, civil rights and social justice. Strong writing and research skills, and an ability to work efficiently, are essential.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, transcript, list of references, and a writing sample to Hiring@loevy.com with the subject line, FOIA Summer 2023. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified on a rolling basis.
Loevy & Loevy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse and inclusive culture. We welcome Summer Associate applications from first-generation law students and students with prior criminal convictions. We strongly encourage applications from qualified individuals of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran’s status, or national origin.