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Legal Fellow Position with EFF

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for Legal Fellows.

Qualified candidates must be attending or have attended a United States law school and either be licensed to practice law in the US or planning to take a US state bar exam this summer. Qualified candidates will also have a demonstrated interest and preferably some experience in civil liberties-related U.S. law involving privacy and/or free speech. Candidates should have good communication skills and an interest in working with a team of highly motivated lawyers and activists in a hard-working nonprofit environment. Strong writing and analytical skills, as well as the ability to be self-motivated and focused, are essential. Tech savviness and a familiarity with high tech public interest issues are strongly preferred. This position is based in San Francisco. The duration of the fellowship is 24 months, preferably beginning in September 2015.

If you are interested in applying, please submit the following to legal_fellow@eff.org:

1. A detailed cover letter explaining your specific interest in and qualifications for the position

2. A resume

3. A writing sample of no more than 10 pages. This can be an excerpt from a longer work, but if it is, you should include a brief paragraph describing the work and what it was for. EFF would prefer to see an example of legal writing from a brief, memo, or court document rather than an academic or law review article.

4. Two or more references

5. An essay of no more than 200 words identifying a pressing legal issue at the intersection of First Amendment rights and new technologies in which you are particularly interested and explaining what’s at stake and how the issue might be resolved.

EFF will accept applications until March 1, 2015.

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