The First Amendment Clinic at Tulane University School of Law seeks a full-time Stanton Legal Fellow (the Fellow) for a term of two years.
Tulane's First Amendment Law Clinic (the Clinic) launched in 2020 to defend and advance the rights of free speech, press, assembly and petition through litigation and advocacy, while providing law students with practice and real-world experience to become leaders on First Amendment issues. The Clinic takes on a wide array of matters including defending journalists against intimidation lawsuits; representing students in engaging in free speech; protecting the rights of citizens to engage in robust online commentary; and supporting Louisianans in the free use of our streets and public places for the exchange of ideas. The Clinic represents citizens of all political viewpoints and from diverse parts of the State.
Under the direction of the Clinic's Director, the Fellow will be expected to: (1) engage in direct substantial legal work and client representation including intake, drafting and filing pleadings, conducting legal research, discovery, motion practice, and court appearances; and (2) helping to support the Clinic's law student attorneys through collaboration on case work and client matters. The Fellow may also assist with conducting community education and outreach.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong interest in freedom of expression and freedom of the press.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated capacity for working with people from varied backgrounds.
- An ability to build and maintain relationships with both students and community partners.
- An interest in First Amendment law.
- Willingness to travel.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong legal research, analysis and writing skills.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality in all work performed.
Ensures that all Department of Athletics and University related activities operate in full compliance with university, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations. Attends and participates in scheduled compliance seminars and complies with all the Athletic Department's efforts to monitor compliance with NCAA regulations. Seeks interpretations from the compliance staff before acting when necessary. Reports potential rules violations immediately. Completes required compliance paperwork in a timely and efficient manner. Monitors all of their areas and/or programs activities closely to maintain compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
Required Education and/or Experience
- Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
- A strong academic record.
- Must be admitted or eligible to practice in Louisiana (i.e., must be a member of the Louisiana bar or gain admission at next available bar examination).
- 2 years of experience defending the First Amendment's expressive clauses.
- 2 years of federal court litigation experience.
- A demonstrated commitment to the First Amendment.
This position is classified as "exempt, salaried" and is assigned to pay grade UNCLASSIFI. Tulane offers a variety of options to enhance your health and well-being so that you may enjoy more out of life now and in the future. Learn more about Life at Tulane (https://hr.tulane.edu/jobs/life-tulane) as well as our Benefits and Pay (https://hr.tulane.edu/jobs/our-benefits). See our Candidate Resources (https://hr.tulane.edu/jobs/candidate-resources) to learn more about our hiring process and what to expect.
How to Apply:
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