Fighting for Women's Equality

Academic Year and Summer Law Clerk Positions Available

Attention Law Students

Academic Year and Summer Law Clerk Positions Available

Organization Description:

Equal Rights Advocates, founded in 1974, protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls, using a three-pronged advocacy approach consisting of impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and direct services. Visit our website at

Law Clerk Job Description:

Law clerks assist with current litigation and legislative advocacy by conducting research and writing assignments, participating in coalition meetings and internal legal strategy sessions, and, whenever possible, attending depositions, mediations, hearings, and other litigation-related events. Under the supervision of ERA attorneys, law clerks also staff our advice and counseling hotline. Through this hotline, clerks interview callers and provide legal advice regarding sex discrimination, sexual harassment, Title IX enforcement, family & medical leave, and other employment issues. Law clerks may also have the opportunity to present educational workshops to community groups regarding sex discrimination in the workplace and/or in schools.

Who Should Apply:  2Ls, 3Ls, and 4th year students participating in a four-year graduation schedule.


+ Excellent writing & research skills

+ Commitment to public interest law, women’s issues, and/or economic justice

+ Experience working with marginalized communities, people of color, low-income individuals, immigrants, at-risk youth

+ Coursework and/or experience in employment or discrimination law, preferred

+ Students with bilingual ability, especially Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply

+ Students with proficiency in Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog or Vietnamese also a plus

Compensation: These positions are unpaid. Many of our academic-year clerks earn academic credit.  ERA will submit support letters and other documentation to help students obtain external funding.

Hours: Law clerks who work during the school year and receive academic credit are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours per week. If a student does not receive credit, her/his time commitment is more flexible.  Summer law clerks are expected to work full-time for at least 10 weeks.

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (5-10 pgs), contact information, and 2-3 references via email to

Application deadlines:  Positions will remain open until filled. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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