NAACP Law Fellow Program 2011

Applications are currently being accepted for the NAACP’s 2011 Summer Law Fellow Program.

The NAACP Law Fellow Program was created with the vision of developing future generations of civil rights attorneys. Since its inception in 2003, the Law Fellow Program has been funded by generous grants from the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund.

Each year, through a rigorous selection process, the NAACP National Legal Department chooses talented students from law schools across the nation to participate in the summer Law Fellow Program. While these students are from diverse backgrounds, they share a common interest in civil rights law.

Law Fellows will work in the NAACP National Legal Department at NAACP headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. Fellows will participate in projects involving legal research, writing, and NAACP initiatives such as criminal justice, education, housing, voting and civil rights, redistricting, and environmental justice. Additionally, Fellows will moderate panels at the NAACP Lawyers’ Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar at the NAACP National Convention in Los Angeles, California.

NAACP General Counsel Kim M. Keenan states, “The Law Fellow Program is an excellent opportunity for law students to be exposed to every aspect of the legal field from litigation to advocacy to corporate governance, by working with lawyers in the Legal Department and networking with lawyers in many different legal arenas. From this summer experience law fellows learn how to be advocates for civil rights in the 21st century. Many of them find this valuable opportunity impacts what they believe is possible for their legal careers. A 2010 Law Fellow underscored the program’s importance: ‘The law fellow program was really helpful in shaping how I see myself…Because of it I have greater confidence in myself and my abilities as an attorney.’ Through the 2011 Law Fellow Program, we look forward to continuing to shape the next generation of civil rights advocates.”

The deadline for applications is March 18, 2011.

Download Application Here:

For additional information contact: Dorcas R. Gilmore, Assistant General Counsel, at (410) 580-5792.

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