Skadden Fellowship Sponsorship

Skadden Fellowship Sponsorship

Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center is pleased to invite applications for sponsorship of a Skadden Fellow for the two-year period beginning in September 2013.  The two-year fellowship offers a recent law school graduate the opportunity to obtain training in litigation as well as many other aspects of public interest practice.  The Skadden Fellowship Foundation awards approximately 25 fellowships per year to graduating law students and outgoing judicial clerks.  Skadden Fellows develop projects that provide legal services to persons who are poor, elderly, and/or homeless, persons with disabilities, and others who are deprived of human or civil rights.

Legal Aid seeks to sponsor a candidate to work within our Wage and Hour Enforcement Litigation Program- WageHELP.  Applicants are encouraged to propose and discuss project ideas in this program area which works to ensure that all workers benefit from the protections of wage and hour law.  These laws address a range of issues, including minimum wage, overtime wages, unpaid work hours, vacation pay, wage deductions, meal and rest periods, and more.  Criteria for sponsorship include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the rights of poor and working people.
  • Established knowledge of and interest in wage and hour, employment, and/or civil rights law.
  • Excellent communications skills; Spanish fluency strongly preferred.
  • Strong academic performance; excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • The ability to work independently and cooperatively with others.
  • Membership in the California Bar preferred.

Legal Aid will accept applications through Monday, June 25, 2012.  Please prepare a detailed cover letter describing your interest in the organization and the Fellowship.  Send it along with your résumé, transcript, a list of three references, and two writing samples to:

Skadden Fellowship Committee
The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA  94104
Fax:  415 593-0096

The full announcement is available here.

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law center is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.  Legal Aid also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that an individual has any of the characteristics of the protected classes of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, or sexual orientation, and further prohibits discrimination against an individual who is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.  Legal Aid will also make reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and employees, unless such accommodation would result in undue hardship.