for the 2009-2010 Fellowship
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Equal Justice Society is accepting applications for its
2009-2010 Judge Constance Baker Motley Fellowship, named
after the first African-American woman to serve on the federal
bench. Applicants for the one-year paid fellowship should
be recent law school graduates with zero to five years of
work experience after law school. The application deadline
is December 16, 2008.
Equal Justice Society ("EJS") is a national strategy
group heightening conscious on race in the law and popular
discourse. As heirs of the innovative legal and political
strategists of Brown v. Board of Education, the organization
broadly models its programmatic efforts after the late Honorable
Constance Baker Motley and the Brown litigation team. Using
a three-prong strategy of law and public policy advocacy,
cross-disciplinary convenings and strategic public communications,
EJS seeks to restore race equity issues to the national
consciousness, build effective progressive alliances, and
advance the discourse on the positive role of government.
Fellowship applicants should demonstrate experience in civil
rights advocacy and a strong commitment to racial justice.
The Fellow will work under the supervision of staff attorneys
for a twelve-month period. During the fellowship period,
the Fellow may lead new research, advocacy, coalition building,
and public education efforts related to transforming anti-discrimination
law and policy. The Fellow will be a full participant in
office events and activities, including staff meetings and
strategic planning sessions.
Location: San Francisco, California
Fellowship Period: October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010
Application Deadline: December 16, 2008 (Application must
be received in our office by the date listed.)
To be considered for the Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil
Rights Fellowship, please send a COVER LETTER, RESUME, list
of FOUR (4) REFERENCES, and a WRITING SAMPLE (on a racial/social
justice topic) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the
subject line "Motley Fellowship Application"
Motley Fellowship Applications
Equal Justice Society
220 Sansome Street, 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
use either email or postal mail for applications, not both.
Applications must be received in the office by the date
Applicants should be recent law school graduates with 0-5
years of work experience after law school. Bar passage is
not required. Candidates will be evaluated based upon criteria
· Demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice.
· Demonstrated interest in civil rights law and policy.
· Excellent research and oral /written communication