Summer Law Clerk 2018

Disability Rights Advocates Seeks 2Ls for Summer 2018 Law Clerk Positions 

With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal centers in the nation. DRA provides free legal representation to people with the full spectrum of disabilities in complex, system-changing, class-action cases. Founded in 1993, DRA has taken on and won hundreds of cases—achieving dramatic improvements for people with disabilities seeking health care, employment, transportation, education, disaster preparedness planning, voting, and housing. DRA is seeking up to four Summer Law Clerks who share our vision of creating a society that strives towards justice and fairness for all.

For more information on DRA’s mission and impact, visit www.dralegal.org.

Positions available in both our Berkeley, CA and New York, NY offices.

Position Overview

DRA is seeking passionate, talented, hard-working law students to join our dynamic, results-oriented team. Reporting to a supervising attorney, Summer Law Clerks have the opportunity to work with DRA’s attorneys in all aspects of high impact litigation, including case investigations, case development, law and motion practice, discovery, and court appearances. Summers will gain experience in factual and legal research, drafting memoranda, writing portions of briefs, assisting with propounding and reviewing discovery, reviewing expert reports, and other relevant tasks as needed. The position offers the opportunity for frequent interaction with attorneys and staff, and both formal and informal career-building feedback and guidance on all work. DRA’s focus on thorough training and supportive mentorship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about litigation in a supportive public interest environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Commitment to DRA’s mission to advance equal rights and opportunities for people with all types of disabilities nationwide
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Strong work ethic paired with the ability to adapt quickly to changing situations and circumstances
  • Law student who will be enrolled in your second year of law school in fall of 2017

How to Apply

Please send the following to summer@dralegal.org, with “Summer” as the subject:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript
  4. Three references
  5. Writing sample

Applicants will be reviewed beginning August 28th

DRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and values diversity. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected under the law.