Legal Fellow First Amendment
Tulane University New Orleans, LA Full-time Legal
Posted on November 16, 2023
The First Amendment Clinic at Tulane University School of Law seeks a full-time Stanton Legal Fellow (the Fellow) for a term of two years.
Tulane’s First Amendment Law Clinic (the Clinic) launched in 2020 to defend and advance the rights of free speech, press, assembly and petition through litigation and advocacy, while providing law students with practice and real-world experience to become leaders on First Amendment issues. The Clinic takes on a wide array of matters including defending journalists against intimidation lawsuits; representing students in engaging in free speech; protecting the rights of citizens to engage in robust online commentary; and supporting Louisianans in the free use of our streets and public places for the exchange of ideas. The Clinic represents citizens of all political viewpoints and from diverse parts of the State.
Under the direction of the Clinic’s Director, the Fellow will be expected to: (1) engage in direct substantial legal work and client representation including intake, drafting and filing pleadings, conducting legal research, discovery, motion practice, and court appearances; and (2) helping to support the Clinic’s law student attorneys through collaboration on case work and client matters. The Fellow may also assist with conducting community education and outreach.