Loevy & Loevy is accepting applications for the 2017 Justice Fellowship.

The Justice Fellowship offers new attorneys committed to civil rights and criminal justice an unparalleled opportunity to work on trial and appellate litigation at the very beginning of their careers. Our fellows will participate in all aspects of our wrongful conviction, civil rights, and whistleblower practices. In doing so, they will be trained by experienced civil rights litigators and gain litigation experience unavailable in entry-level positions elsewhere.

Loevy & Loevy will select one or two Fellows to join the firm during the fall of 2017. Fellows are expected to commit to either a one- or two-year term. Compensation is $65,000 per year with full benefits.

Fellows will be responsible for participating in Loevy & Loevy’s civil trial teams, taking depositions of defendants and third-party witnesses, writing legal briefs for federal district courts and courts of appeals, and conducting investigations and witness interviews in support of pending cases.

Loevy & Loevy is in search of candidates with exemplary credentials to serve as Fellows. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed judicial clerkships or public-interest fellowships, and to those with a keen interest in trial practice, stellar academic and publication records, and clinical experience. A demonstrated commitment to public interest law, civil rights, and criminal justice is important.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references, and a sample of your writing to justicefellowship@loevy.com. Please tell us in your cover letter what it is about your personal background and experience that drives your interest in civil rights work. Applications will be accepted from students completing their final year of law school in 2017, from recent graduates, and from current judicial law clerks and fellows. The application deadline for the 2017 Justice Fellowship has been extended to April 15, 2017. Interview candidates will be selected on a rolling basis starting December 1, 2016.

Loevy & Loevy is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and an inclusive culture. We welcome applications from first-generation professionals. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran’s status, or national origin.