Fall Law Clerk

Washington, DC
Full Time
Job #: 2019-2792
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has openings for part-time and full-time law clerks during the fall of September-December 2019.

SEIU is a progressive, dynamic, and growing labor organization representing over 2 million members in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, principally in the property service, public service, and health care fields. Attorneys in SEIU’s Legal Department engage in innovative lawyering to further the organization's interests in organizing new workers, improving working conditions, engaging in political action, and achieving social justice. This includes representation of SEIU in litigation before courts and administrative agencies involving the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, election campaign finance laws, and local and state labor relations statutes.

Law clerks and externs in the SEIU Legal Department conduct legal research and draft legal memoranda, work with attorneys on pending litigation, attend hearings and conferences, and meet with union leaders.

Law clerks and externs are generally assigned to work in the Legal Department in Washington, D.C. Nevertheless, a full-time law clerk may be assigned to work at a field location.

Law clerks are paid $22/hour. Externs receive credit from their law schools.

We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights and social change. The successful applicant will have a strong academic background with excellent writing and researching skills. Completion of a basic labor law course is preferred but not required. Please note clerk positions are open only to current law students.

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