The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, that has fought for nearly 100 years to improve American systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education, advocacy, and litigation. The enduring vitality and resonance of the League as a trusted force for change and good government comes from its unique decentralized structure: a national organization with strong partnerships at the grassroots level: more than state and local Leagues across the country including the District of Columbia. At the national level, League activities are coordinated and staffed by two distinct but complementary organizations: The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF).
The League of Women Voters of the United States is looking for a recent law school graduate as a Law Fellow on a full-time basis for a one-year period to begin in the late summer of 2019 through June 30, 2020. No prior legal experience is required. The one-year appointment has an option to renew based on performance and funding. The position requires a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
The Legal Fellow will report directly to the Senior Director of Advocacy and Litigation, but will also receive assignments from other the department’s senior manager.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Law Fellow will benefit from broad exposure to the wide variety of issues concerning redistricting and voting rights and will assist with legal research that is part of a national redistricting campaign.
The successful candidate will be assigned research and other projects, including daily reviews of cases and other developments related to redistricting and reform. In addition, the fellow will explore additional legal and policy research topics that come into the department and do discreet research projects around voting rights, redistricting, ballot initiatives, and state constitutional review to support a national redistricting campaign.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
The successful candidate must possess solid research ability, writing and communication skills, the willingness to work collegially and collaboratively with members and staff colleagues, the ability to handle multiple and competing priorities with minimal supervision, and a have an interest in democracy and working with underrepresented communities.
Salary and Benefits
The salary for this position is $43,000 with excellent benefits including 95 percent employer sponsored health, dental, and vision benefits.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please send resume and letter of interest via email to [email protected] with “2019 Legal Fellow Application for [Your Name]”. NO PHONE CALLS. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The League of Women Voters of the United States is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace based on equal opportunity. The League is committed to hiring staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic identity; a workplace where true diversity is fostered, and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged. We encourage women, minorities, and individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.
This position is primarily sedentary and is performed in an office setting. The physical demands of this position are limited to the ability to use a computer, telephone and standard office equipment, lift up to 25 lbs., bend, stoop, and carry materials used in financial activities. Routine travel within United States is necessary.