Opportunities

Law Clerks

 

Full-Time Summer

The Youth Law Center seeks law students to work full-time for ten weeks in San Francisco.  Summer interns work closely with attorneys on pending federal and state civil rights litigation and YLC projects.  Activities may include:

  • Legal research and writing
  • Attending litigation strategy meetings
  • Observing court proceedings and visiting juvenile institutions
  • Research and writing on public policy aspects of child welfare and juvenile justice
  • Working on YLC publications and projects

Applicants must have completed the first year of law school and should have excellent research and writing skills. Experience in child advocacy work may be helpful.  YLC hires volunteers and students who are recipients of public interest grants. Many YLC summer interns receive grants from a school or law firm to support their work here.

 

If you are interested , pleae submit a cover letter, resume, list of three personal references and a writing sample.  The Youth Law Center is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Your application package may be sent via postal mail or email to Selina Weiss (sweiss@ylc.org).   Application Deadline:  March 15th.

 

Part-Time Fall/Spring

The Youth Law Center hires law students to work part time, from eight to fifteen hours a week, during the school year. YLC also works with law students who are interested in externships, clinicals, and field placements. Students work closely with attorneys on pending federal civil rights litigation and juvenile justice and child welfare projects. The work includes:

  • Legal research and writing
  • Research and writing on public policy aspects of child welfare and juvenile justice
  • Working on YLC projects and publications

If you are interested, contact Selina Weiss (sweiss@ylc.org).

 

Fellowship Opportunities

The Youth Law Center (YLC) is seeking third-year law students or judicial clerks who are interested in working on child welfare and juvenile justice advocacy issues and who will be applying for fellowships offered by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works Foundation or other sponsored fellowships.  Although our staff will work closely with candidate(s) to develop a strong proposal that will integrate well with our work, YLC seeks candidates who are self-starters with a vision of a fellowship project that fits with our mission.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, please contact Selina Weiss (sweiss@ylc.org).