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"The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is simply the best civil rights law firm in American history." -- President Obama

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  • Policy Counsel (Washington, D.C.)

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation's first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Since its founding under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall in 1940, LDF has been committed to transforming this nation's promise of racial equity and justice into reality for all Americans.

  • Economic Justice Policy Counsel (Washington D.C.)

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation's first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Since its founding under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall in 1940, LDF has been committed to transforming this nation's promise of racial equity and justice into reality for all Americans.

  • Law & Policy Fellow: Policing Reform Campaign (Washington, D.C.)

    The Thurgood Marshall Institute (TMI) at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced Law and Policy Fellow to advance the work of the TMI’s Policing Reform Campaign. The duration of this position is one (1) year.

  • Senior Researcher – Thurgood Marshall Institute (New York or Washington, D.C.)

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    The Thurgood Marshall Institute (TMI) is a multidisciplinary center within the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF). Launched in 2015, the Institute complements LDF’s traditional litigation strengths, by arming LDF with dedicated support for three critical capabilities in the fight for racial justice: research, targeted advocacy campaigns, and organizing. The Institution also houses LDF’s Archives—a collection of materials chronicling the legal history of the Civil Rights Movement.