Juvenile Law Center


Law & Policy Clerkships (Professional School Student Opportunities)

Juvenile Law Center seeks law and graduate school students to volunteer during the summer and during fall and spring semesters.

Clerks assist Juvenile Law Center attorneys in researching children's rights issues, writing legal and policy memoranda, preparing training materials, supporting ongoing litigation and legislative initiatives, and responding to requests for assistance.

If you are interested in a law and policy clerkship please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Two References

Fall and spring positions are part-time (10-15 hours a week). Summer law clerk positions are full-time for a ten-week period. Application deadlines are:

Fall 2014/Spring 2015

- Fall and Spring semesters: Rolling

Summer 2015

- Second-year law students, Summer 2015: October 31, 2014
- First-year law students, Summer 2015: February 6, 2015

Please note that Juvenile Law Center clerkships are unpaid positions. Students should apply for outside funding (e.g., Equal Justice Works or law school fellowships), pursue work-study opportunities, seek a clinical placement through their school, or be willing to volunteer.

Applicants should send materials to Emily Keller, Law Clerk Supervisor, via email at ekeller@jlc.org. 

Contact Ms. Keller at ekeller@jlc.org with any concerns or questions.

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