Thursday, November 14, 2013

Public Interest Opportunity of the Week – The Institute for Justice
The Institute for Justice is a national law firm for liberty; engaging in cutting-edge litigation and advocacy both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government.  Their four core mission areas are private property, economic liberty, free speech and school choice. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the Institute for Justice has chapter offices in Austin, Bellevue, Tempe, Minneapolis, and Miami.

Summer clerkships with the Institute for Justice are a great way to get your foot in the door and make direct contributions to cutting-edge public interest litigation. Clerks are an integral part of the team and are relied on for help with current casework in addition to legal research that will factor into their strategic litigation. 

Interviews for their competitive, 10-week summer clerkships will begin in January, but the application is already available here: Students are encouraged to apply well before the January 10 deadline

And be sure to save the date for their annual summer Law Student Conference on July 25-27!  Students from all over the country are brought together for a public interest boot camp with sessions lead by IJ attorneys as well as Georgetown Professor Randy Barnett, GMU Professor Todd Zywicki and Cato’s Roger Pilon.  Travel scholarships are available.  Look for that application on the same student page beginning in January.