ACS Law Fellow

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) seeks a talented graduating 3L or recent law school graduate for a Fellowship at ACS's national headquarters in Washington, DC, beginning in September 2020 and ending in August 2021. The Fellow will serve as part of ACS’s Department of Policy and Program, which is led by a group of experienced attorneys who coordinate and facilitate ACS's rapidly expanding output of innovative, highly relevant legal and public policy work. The Fellow will work with Department staff 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 Fellow 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 and writing skills are required and ideal candidates will be Bluebook proficient. Journal experience is preferred. The Fellow must take direction well and work collaboratively, while also being innovative and self-starting.

ACS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture; women, people of color, people with disabilities, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. 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 jobs@acslaw.org.