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.
Summer Law Clerk
The MacArthur Justice Center in New Orleans is seeking summer law clerks for 2019. Each law clerk will be supervised directly by the office’s attorneys and will have the opportunity to assist with cases those attorneys are working on. Specific tasks that summer law clerks may be responsible for include but are not limited to (a) legal research and writing, (b) gathering, processing, and summarizing records, (c) gathering statistical data, and (d) preparing for and attending court proceedings. The MacArthur Justice Center will offer a stipend to cover basic living expenses for the duration of the clerkship.
The MacArthur Justice Center’s Appellate Project is accepting applications from students who are interested in spending the summer working on appellate litigation and are passionate about criminal justice issues. Students will work principally on appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts, or state courts of appeal, which raise important issues related to civil rights and the criminal justice system. Students will have the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the office’s ongoing appellate cases, including performing research and drafting legal analysis for briefs that will be filed in federal court.
Full-Time Summer Law Clerk
The MacArthur Justice Center (MJC) is accepting applications for full-time summer law clerks in its Saint Louis, Missouri office, for Summer 2019. Law clerks perform a range of duties to support the office’s trial work, advocacy, and outreach. Such tasks may include assisting with client intake in jails, prisons, and the community, field investigations, legal research, discovery support, and evidence preparation.