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2013 Public Interest Legal Fellowships

2013 Public Interest Legal Fellowships

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a New York-based national organization, invites applicants to submit proposals for Skadden or Equal Justice Works fellowships, to begin fall 2013.

AALDEF, founded in 1974, promotes and protects the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy, and community education. AALDEF has a 21-person staff and is supported by foundations, individual contributions and special events. For more information about AALDEF and its activities, visit our website at http://www.aaldef.org.

We are seeking to sponsor law graduates to work specifically with our Anti-Trafficking Initiative, which provides legal representation to trafficked women and youth workers.For more information about our work to end human trafficking, see http://aaldef.org/programs/anti-trafficking-initiative/.

Qualifications:

  • Law school graduate by spring 2013
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of human trafficking, labor and employment law, and human rights issues
  • Spoken fluency in an Asian language is preferred
  • Familiarity with Asian American community issues preferred

Salary: Based on fellowship award amount.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

ATI Legal Fellowship
AALDEF
99 Hudson Street-12F
New York, NY 10013-2815
fax: 212.966.4303
email: info@aaldef.org (put "ATI Legal Fellowship" in the subject line)

Application deadline: August 30, 2012

For more information, contact Ivy O. Suriyopas at 212.966.5932 or info@aaldef.org.

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