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Academic Term (Spring 2020) Law Clerkship
Our office handles a wide range of cases, and we serve clients from diverse backgrounds. Law clerks will assist in providing direct services to community members and will work on projects that highlight distinct civil rights issues that range from immigration assistance (naturalization, adjustment of status, asylum and benefits delay), interacting with local and federal law enforcement to securing the rights of Muslims to practice their religion freely in the public sphere, schools, places of employment, prisons, and other institutions. Law clerks will work closely with CAIR attorneys on resolving cases of discrimination reported to the office.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
All CAIR law clerks are required to assist in general duties such as outreach, answering phones, and other office tasks. CAIR law clerks may be asked to participate in events outside of normal business hours.
While CAIR-SFBA does not compensate law clerks, we encourage candidates to apply for funding through scholarships and/or fellowships. For more information, contact your law school career services office.
Clerkships typically last from 10-12 weeks depending on the student’s academic calendar. Hours for an academic term clerkship are 10-15 hours per week (Fall/Spring) and 30-35 hours for a summer clerkship.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, complete the Law Clerkship Application Form below, and email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to email@example.com. Note “Law Clerk Application Materials” in the subject line. We will contact you once we have received all of your materials.
The application deadline for our Spring 2020 Clerkship is February 1 , 2020.
We also welcome applications from college students and attorneys for volunteer positions. Please apply here (http://bit.ly/VolunteeratCAIRSFBA) for one of those roles.
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