Hofstra Law

LatinoJustice PRLDEF


Deadline Date: Jul 30th, 2016
Posted Date: Nov 30th, -0001


2017 Public Interest Fellowship

LATINOJUSTICE PRLDEF seeks to sponsor rising 3L or recent law graduate for Fall 2017 Public Interest Fellowship

Applicants must be law students who will graduate by June 2017 or recent graduates who are eligible for fellowship commencing Fall 2017. We are seeking energetic, motivated candidates with a record of commitment to social justice issues, and who have excellent legal research, writing and communication skills. Bilingual Spanish/English fluency is required.

LatinoJustice is one of the foremost Latino civil rights organizations in the country, serving a pan-Latino constituency. Since 1972 we have brought precedent setting impact litigation that has profoundly improved the treatment of Latinos in our society. Current areas of focus include immigrants' rights, redistricting, voting rights, housing, access to education, language and job discrimination, workplace justice issues, freedom of movement and treatment of day laborers, criminalization of Latinos, unlawful police practices,and all forms of bias that adversely affect Latinos. Recent landmark successes include Lozano v. Hazleton stopping a Pennsylvania town from enforcing local immigration ordinance redistricting access to employment and housing; Aquilar v. U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement obtaining national injunctive reforms and $1 million in damages for Latinos targeted in pre-dawn ICE home raids; Favors v. Cuomo, securing a fair decennial Congressional redistricting plan in NY that reflects growing Latino population increases; and Doe v. Mamaroneck enjoining discriminatory police enforcement against Latino day laborers in Westchester town.

Primary fellowship geographic area is the Eastern United States including an expanded focus on Florida from our new Southeastern Regional Office in Orlando.

Skadden and Equal Justice Works Fellowships
Applicants for the two-year Skadden Fellowship and EJW Fellowship should consult those programs for more details about their respective fellowship eligibility requirements, previous successful fellowship proposals, selection process, and respective application deadlines.

Qualifications: See Here

Application deadline extended. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please submit resume, academic transcript (unofficial copy ok) and cover letter describing your fellowship project and/or outline to Jose Perez, Deputy General Counsel at jperez@latinojustice.org by July 30, 2016. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with interviews scheduled until a candidate is selected.

For questions about the Fellowship application process or other LatinoJustice legal employment opportunities, please contact Jose Perez, Deputy General Counsel at jperez@latinojustice.org.