Staff Attorney

We’re looking for a smart and creative attorney, dedicated to working tirelessly to defeat anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.

Location: Washington, DC. Telework available within the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Hiring Institution: The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., is an independent, nonprofit civil rights organization established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. LDB develops law-based initiatives to combat campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism. We utilize legal advocacy, research and education to engage and train administrators, and empower and protect students from anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination.

Principal duties: The Staff Attorney will be responsible for managing a docket of cases involving anti-Semitism and discrimination that targets students in American colleges and universities; organizing and overseeing LDB’s Law Student Chapter and JIGSAW (Justice Initiative Guiding Student Activists Worldwide) Fellowship programs; delivering written and oral presentations to a variety of audiences; interviewing witnesses and potential complainants; researching substantive issues of federal and state law; conducting intake activities, including assessment of potential actions; preparing legal complaints, briefs, and related documents; and researching and analyzing public policy issues. Additional duties may include interacting with complainants, witnesses, government officials, public interest advocates, other nonprofit organizations, university administrators, activists and/or the public; assisting in the preparation of conferences, workshops, lectures and symposia; preparing continuing legal education materials; developing public policy white papers and related policy materials; and generally providing trusted legal and policy support. The Staff Attorney may also be responsible for supervising the work of interns, clerks, and assistants.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have 0-2 years of legal experience, a J.D. and excellent academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school; maintain the highest standards of integrity; exhibit excellence in legal analysis and writing; and display, at all times and to all persons, a courteous, professional and cooperative attitude. A demonstrated interest in LDB’s mission is preferred.

Compensation: Non-profit market competitive.

Travel: Travel may be required.

Application Process and Timing: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send inquiries and/or a resume by ***********************er describing your interest in the position. We regret that only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please send an email to [email protected] with a cover letter and resume - writing samples are very helpful.
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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, medical, 401(k) or 403(b) plans
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: JD
  • Job Posted: 2021-06-08
  • Times this job has been viewed: 454 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Legal
  • Organization Type: Civil Liberties
Job Location
The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 1025
Washington , DC 20006
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