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SITE DESCRIPTION

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Headquartered in New York, Lambda Legal's Southern Regional Office ("SRO") opened in Atlanta in 1997, and is responsible for matters arising in the ten state region.

Students will assist the SRO's three Staff Attorneys, Greg Nevins, Beth Littrell, and Tara Borelli, primarily through research, writing, and factual investigation of impact litigation involving domestic relations, public and private employment discrimination, disability law, youth advocacy, and numerous other matters, many of which involve constitutional claims or public policy aspects. Our docket is weighted toward appellate practice and amicus curiae work in precedent-setting cases, but we also conduct some trial-level litigation.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: Constitutional Law II (Individual Liberties)

Preferences:

  • Third-year students
  • Classes in Civil Procedure, Employment, and Family Law

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • At the time of application, submit a short statement as to why you want to take this externship.
  • At the time of interview, a brief writing sample is required.