The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is hiring one legal fellow to work with ADC’s Legal Department for the upcoming year of 2020. Interested law graduates must submit all required materials by December 1, 2019 to be considered. ADC has protected the Arab-American community for 39 years against defamation, discrimination, and stereotyping. ADC offers pro-bono legal counseling through its Legal Department. This is a full time-position located in Washington, D.C. The legal fellow will receive a monthly stipend and is eligible to apply for additional funding from outside foundations and entities.
Start Date: January 2020
End Date: December 2020
Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited university. ADC is looking for a results-oriented self-starter who is supportive of and committed to the ADC mission
Coursework and experience from Constitutional law or seminar, immigration law, international law, human and civil rights, legislative law, clinical law are preferred
Conducting client intake: Legal fellow is responsible for conducting the legal intake when people report an incident to ADC online or by phone. This includes obtaining the relevant information during the initial contact, properly documenting this information, and forwarding the information to the appropriate Legal Department staff member.
Casework: Legal fellow is responsible for their own cases under the direct supervision of the ADC attorneys. Cases can involve employment discrimination, airline discrimination, educational discrimination, hate crimes, immigration, and freedom of speech.
Amicus Briefs: Legal fellow assists with the research and writing of ADC amicus briefs in high profile cases, including cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Policy Work: Legal fellow will assist in policy related matters, including drafting position statements, talking points, and other items related to legislative and agency matters. In addition, the legal fellow is strongly encouraged to attend hearings and write articles related to the issues that ADC handles.
Constitutional law or seminar, immigration law, international law, human and civil rights, legislative law, clinical law