Whistleblower Protection Fellowship
Loevy & Loevy is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Whistleblower Protection Fellowship.
The Whistleblower Protection Fellowship is a collaboration between the Government Accountability Project (“GAP”), the nation’s leading organization advocating on behalf of whistleblowers, and Loevy & Loevy, one of the country’s top civil rights and whistleblowing law firms. The fellowship offers new attorneys committed to whistleblower rights an unparalleled opportunity to work on agency, trial and appellate litigation at the outset of their careers. Our fellows will participate in all aspects of whistleblower litigation and civil rights more broadly. In doing so, they will be trained by experienced litigators from GAP and Loevy & Loevy, gaining litigation experience unavailable in entry-level positions elsewhere.
Loevy & Loevy, together with GAP, will select one attorney to join the firm during the fall of 2016. Fellows are expected to commit to either a one- or two-year term. Compensation is $65,000 per year with full benefits, and opportunities for bonuses based on performance.
Fellows will be responsible for participating in civil trial teams, taking depositions of defendants and third-party witnesses, writing legal briefs and conducting investigations and witness interviews in support of pending cases. Fellows will also be responsible for teaching in a whistleblower legal clinic run by GAP and Loevy at an ABA certified law school. The position is based out of Chicago, Illinois, and includes spending time at GAP’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
We are 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 an 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us in your cover letter what it is about your personal background and experience that drives your interest in whistleblower work. Applications will be accepted from recent graduates, and from current judicial law clerks and fellows. The application deadline for the 2016 Whistleblower Protection Fellowship is October 1, 2016. Interview candidates will be selected on a rolling basis starting October 15, 2016.