Transparency / FOIA Summer Associate
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. We are one of the largest and most successful firms in our field, and we take multiple cases to trial each year in federal and state courts across the United States. Summer Associates form an important part of the Loevy & Loevy team each year.
Loevy & Loevy is now accepting applications for a Summer Associate dedicated to the Transparency/FOIA Practice for the 2022 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/.
The ideal candidate is a person who is hardworking and is passionate about 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 2022 FOIA Summer Associate. 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.
Loevy & Loevy will begin accepting applications for the 2023 Civil Rights summer program in its Chicago office in the Fall of 2022. Civil Rights Summer Associates at Loevy & Loevy have the opportunity to work on the full range of cases the firm handles. These include cases involving wrongful convictions, police shootings, prisoners’ rights, whistleblower protection, government transparency, and digital privacy rights. 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 depositions, case investigations, witness interviews, hearings, and trials.
The ideal candidate is a person who is hardworking and is passionate about civil rights and social justice. Strong writing and research skills, and an ability to work efficiently, are essential.