We are looking for a talented, dedicated attorney to litigate structural criminal justice issues, such as police and prosecutor misconduct, mass incarceration, inhumane conditions of confinement, oppressive bail systems, racial discrimination, and other unlawful practices. Applicants should have high academic qualifications, exemplary writing and oral argument skills, ability to work in a team, and a demonstrated commitment to the rights of persons oppressed by the criminal justice system. Knowledge of the Louisiana criminal justice system and familiarity with the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure is a plus.
The MacArthur Justice Center (MJC) is accepting applications for an appellate staff attorney position in its Washington, D.C. office. Working in collaboration with four other MJC offices, the Washington D.C. office is part of the firm’s Appellate Project, which seeks to advance criminal and racial justice through litigation before federal and state courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of the United States. MJC is looking for an attorney who is passionate about both criminal justice issues and appellate work. The successful candidate will work on appeals that concern a broad array of issues, including prisoner and detainee rights, police misconduct, constitutional rights of accused persons, and religious discrimination at the border.