2011 Spring Legal Internship in Community Law
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) seeks accomplished, community-minded legal interns for Spring 2011
NYLPI is a nonprofit, civil rights law firm that strives for social justice through impact litigation, systemic reform, community organizing, and advocacy. NYLPI pioneered the practice of community lawyering in the five boroughs of New York City. With every case and every campaign, we continue to elaborate an approach to working with marginalized communities that is ambitious, participatory, and dynamic. For more information about our organization, visit www.nylpi.org.
Qualifications & Responsibilities:
Interns will have the opportunity to work in all areas of our practice: disability rights, health justice, and environmental justice. The work will focus on legal research and writing, but will vary depending on each intern’s interests and experience.
Applicants must be current law students in the New York City area with an interest in racial equality and/or disability rights. Interns are expected to possess excellent analytical and legal writing skills, as well as the ability to engage in independent, thoughtful research.
Hours: Approximately 8-16 hours per week during the spring semester (hours and days are flexible according to class schedule and school calendar).