Spring 2019 Youth Justice Law Fellow

Austin, TX
Full Time
Practice Areas: NA
The Youth Justice Law Fellow will intern part-time in the LSJA office (approximately 10 hours/week) to address the extreme sentencing of youth. Current law students are encouraged to apply. Fellow's responsibilities may include researching Texas and constitutional law surrounding the sentencing of youth and assisting with various research-related tasks for our clients. Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend local briefings and hearings, contribute to the national conversation around juvenile sentencing, and work with our dedicated pro bono partners. This is an unpaid position but could lead to permanent employment.

  • Local, state, and federal research into juvenile sentencing
  • Assist in assessing case merits and intakes
  • Legal research for clients
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection, entry, and analysis
  • Serving as the liaison for several national policy partners

  • Demonstrated interest in public interest law
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Ability to handle a dynamic and demanding startup nonprofit workload
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience in juvenile and criminal justice preferred, especially those with a demonstrated understanding of the Eighth Amendment and habeas jurisprudence
  • A true love of procedure is a plus

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