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- DVP Legal Fellowship (2018) - Domestic Violence Project, NY, USA

DVP Legal Fellowship (2018) - Domestic Violence Project
The Urban Justice Center

USA – New York, NY

Description – 

The Domestic Violence Project of the Urban Justice Center invites the opportunity to apply for sponsorship for post-graduate legal fellowships starting in the fall of 2018 (applications to fellowship foundations due fall 2017). The Domestic Violence Project seeks rising third-year law students, recent law graduates with judicial clerkships beginning in the fall and those currently clerking to sponsor for public interest law fellowships offered by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works, Kirkland & Ellis New York City Public Service Fellowship Program, etc. Fellowship project proposals may be relevant to any legal practice area that is pertinent to victims of domestic violence. However, those with a focus on immigration are strongly encouraged. The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC's most vulnerable citizens. The mission at the Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims' human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, Immigration Court, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Job Summary & Qualifications:

Qualifications: Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works and similar organizations provide fellowships to graduating law students or outgoing judicial clerks who seek to begin their careers at public interest law offices like the UJC-DVP, which sponsors the fellowship candidate. Applicants must either be admitted to the New York Bar, or sitting for the New York Bar in the summer of 2018.

How to Apply:

Send the requested documents by e-mail with "DVP Fellowship 2017" in the subject line to Atossa Movahedi, Esq., Director of Legal Services & Development at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Due to the high volume of applicants, please no phone calls. The Domestic Violence Project is an equal opportunity employer. DVP encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities we serve. Interested applicants who are eligible for the fellowships described above (i.e., rising third-year law students, those with clerkships beginning in fall 2017 or recent law graduates currently clerking), should send a resume and cover letter including a brief description of their interest in being considered for sponsorship by DVP as well as information about the type of fellowship project they are considering.

UJC Description:

The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. Our 11 Projects assist clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change, to pushing social justice legislation forward.

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Posted on 28 October 2017
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