The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
Position: The Brennan Center seeks an exceptional attorney to work in our Voting Rights and Elections project. The Voting Rights and Elections project works to ensure that voting is free, fair, and accessible for all citizens of the United States. Team members work to advance these goals through a combination of advocacy, litigation, academic research and writing, strategic communications, public education, and legislative drafting. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas: senior-level positions in politics or government, Supreme Court or appellate litigation (preferably in civil rights cases), and running statewide campaigns. We are not currently considering candidates with fewer than three years of legal experience.
Qualifications: The position requires a J.D., admission in the New York State Bar, either before or shortly after the position commences. This position requires exceptional research, writing, and editing skills (for a variety of audiences, including legal, legislative, journalistic, and public), and comfort with being edited by others. The position also requires strong strategic thinking skills, and the capacity to execute and achieve the intended goals.
The ideal candidate will be a person who is:
The Brennan Center, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, income classes, sexual orientations, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.
Salary: The salary is highly competitive in the field and commensurate with experience based on a lock step system. A generous benefits package is available as well.
Applications: The application process will remain open until the position is filled, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please visit https://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/CNT0NQlGgp/Counsel-Democracy-Program-Voting-Rights-Elections and upload (in pdf) the following application materials: cover letter, resume, two writing samples (up to 10 pages each), and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: email@example.com with “Attorney (Voting)” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.
The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center