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  • Fried Frank Fellowship

    October 16, 2013 - November 15, 2013

    Fried Frank is now accepting applications for its Fried Frank Fellowship, a four year fellowship for an entry-level lawyer (3rd year law student or recent graduate currently in a judicial clerkship).  The fellow spends two years as a Fried Frank litigator and two years as a staff attorney with LDF. The deadline for application submission is November 15, 2013.

  • Summer 2014 Law Students Internships (New York City)

    August 22, 2013

    ;The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)* is currently accepting applications from law students for internships in LDF’s New York Office for Summer 2014. Summer legal interns will be responsible for legal research, memorandum writing, factual investigation, development of educational and outreach materials, discovery review, and a host of other needs that arise in LDF’s litigation and advocacy efforts in the areas of Education, Political Participation, Economic Justice and Criminal Justice.

  • Summer 2014 Law Students Internships (Washington D.C.)

    August 21, 2013

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)* is currently accepting law student internship applications for Summer 2014 in LDF's Washington D.C. office.  Summer interns will be responsible for legal and policy research, legal writing, policy analysis, monitoring federal legislation and administrative activity, factual investigation, development of educational and outreach material, discovery review, and/or other needs that may arise during the summer.  Intern assignments depend on the needs of LDF’s legal and policy staff during the summer months. Summer interns will be exposed to a variety of activity within the largest national civil rights coalition, including a series of brown bag luncheons featuring prominent civil rights and public interest attorneys, attended by interns from numerous non-profit legal organizations.

  • Economic Justice Fellowship

    August 6, 2013

    The Economic Justice Practice Group invites rising third-year law students, judicial clerks, and other recent law school graduates to apply for LDF sponsorship for public interest fellowship projects to begin in the Fall of 2014. Sponsorship will enable the applicant to submit proposals to the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works and/or similar programs.