ACS Law Clerk


The American Constitution Society is seeking talented, second-year law school candidates for a paid, part-time (16 hours/week+) law clerk position for Spring 2020, with the opportunity to transition to a full-time (40 hours/week) law clerk position for Summer 2020, at ACS’s national headquarters in Washington, DC. The law clerk will work with the Department of Policy and Program to engage scholars, practitioners, public officials, and law students in the articulation and dissemination of a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy.

The law clerk will assist with the editing and reviewing of ACS publications, planning for ACS’s 2020 National Convention, and other projects, as needed. In this capacity, they will have the opportunity to work on a range of progressive issues in which ACS engages, including Access to Justice; Criminal Justice; Economic, Workplace and Environmental Regulation; First Amendment; Separation of Powers and Federalism; Constitutional Interpretation and Change; Democracy and Voting; and Equality and Liberty.

Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in advancing the mission of ACS. Strong legal research, writing, and Bluebooking skills are required. Journal experience is preferred. The law clerk must take direction well and work collaboratively, while also being innovative and self-starting. The law clerk will primarily work out of ACS’s D.C. office but may work remotely when appropriate.

ACS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. ACS encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter indicating their interest in working for ACS, a resume, and an unedited 5-page legal writing sample to with the subject line “Law Clerk.”