AFJ’s 2021 Summer Associates will work on our Justice Programs, Supreme Court campaign, and a variety of Access to Justice issues.
Alliance for Justice vets nominees to the federal judiciary. AFJ educates the office of the President, Senate offices, the public, and the press in an effort to ensure that only fair, qualified individuals committed to social justice are confirmed. AFJ also works to identify and advocate for the strongest potential nominees to the federal judiciary, who reflect the demographic and experiential diversity of the country.
Through our Supreme Court campaign, Alliance for Justice analyzes Supreme Court decisions that benefit powerful corporate interests at the expense of everyday Americans. Under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court has radically rewritten laws in order to shield big businesses from liability, insulate corporate interests from environmental and antitrust regulation, make it easier for companies to discriminate, and enable powerful interests to flood our election process with special interest dollars.
Our access to justice work focuses on reversing the effects of a decades-long campaign that has eviscerated the ability of Americans to have their day in court, and on supporting the confirmation of federal judicial candidates who will safeguard our civil rights. AFJ tracks federal court decisions affecting the legal rights of everyday Americans, educates the public on efforts to narrow those rights, and works with our allies to advance legislation that will enhance Americans’ access to justice.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Monitor, analyze, and write about Supreme Court and lower federal court cases.
- Monitor federal judicial nominations.
- Conduct comprehensive research analyzing nominees’ records and then draft reports for the Biden administration, press, the public, and the Senate.
- Attend Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, executive committee sessions, and votes.
- Advocate on legislation that would erode access to justice.
- Attend coalition meetings.
- Conduct research and analysis related to a broad array of public interest law issues.
- Work with Communications and Development teams to draft press releases, blog posts, and web content.
- Perform other duties as necessary.
- Current law student.
- Excellent research, writing, and oral communications skills.
- Ability to analyze and clearly explain concepts of law and public policy.
- An interest in federal appellate law and the federal judiciary.
- Experience in advocacy and/or political work.
- A demonstrated commitment to the public interest.
- Applicants must be able to work 40 hours per week.
Qualified applicants please reference Summer Associate in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, resume and writing sample to Alicia Peyton at [email protected]. (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE).
AFJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AFJ prohibits discrimination against its employees and applicants for employment based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, sero-status and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or income.