Posted: December 11, 2017
The Prison Law Office invites applications from law students to intern in our offices during the summer of 2018. We prefer rising third year law students, but will consider exceptional rising second year students.
We seek students with a commitment to civil rights and criminal justice, who must have excellent analytical, legal research, and writing skills. Bilingual skills in Spanish, American Sign Language, or other languages are preferred, but not essential. People of color, LGBT individuals, persons with disabilities, and people with prior contact or experience with the criminal justice system or prison systems are encouraged to apply.
Posted: December 6, 2017
Description: Litigation Assistants support attorneys working to improve conditions of confinement for people in prison, primarily by screening and responding to correspondence from people in prison and their families. This is an ideal position for an individual with zero to two years of post-college work experience who wants to gain experience in the areas of litigation or public interest law before attending graduate school. In addition to screening correspondence, the litigation assistant will help attorneys to interview clients and prepare for prison/jail monitoring visits. The job will also involve assisting attorneys with individual advocacy on behalf of people in prison regarding conditions issues. This is a full-time position with an expected duration of at least one year.