The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve 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, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
Voting rights are under attack nationwide. More than 400 bills with provisions that restrict voting access have been introduced in 49 states in the 2021 legislative sessions. In many cases, these laws are aimed directly at suppressing the votes of people that Equal Justice America (EJA) fights for every day—low-income communities of color, the elderly and people with disabilities. Equal Justice America is funding a two-year Voting Rights Fellowship at the Brennan Center for Justice for a graduating Harvard law student or a recent Harvard law graduate. The position will begin in Fall 2022 and conclude in Fall 2024.
The EJA Fellow will join the Brennan Center’s longstanding efforts to protect voting rights and to defend our democracy. The EJA Fellow will receive a competitive salary based on the Brennan Center for Justice compensation scale, plus a generous benefits package.
The EJA Fellow will be required to provide bi-annual reports to Equal Justice America and to share the fellowship experience at the Brennan Center with the Equal Justice America community through monthly blog postings.
HOW TO APPLY: Do not attempt to apply through the Brennan Center’s website or any other site. Please follow the application instructions below.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, two writing samples and contact information for three references. Submit applications via email to John Kowal at firstname.lastname@example.org Please use “EJA-Brennan Center Voting Rights Fellowship” as the email subject line. In addition, cc Dan Ruben, Executive Director of Equal Justice America at email@example.com. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022.
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