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Southeastern Legal Foundation is an Atlanta-based public interest law firm and policy center. For 40 years, SLF has advocated for limited government, free speech, private property rights, and economic freedom in the courts of law and public opinion. SLF's mission is to engage in litigation and public policy advocacy in support of these principles.

Students will assist SLF primarily through research, writing memoranda, and drafting pleadings and discovery on constitutional issues. SLF is active at all levels of the judiciary, including filing amicus briefs and litigating cases before the United States Supreme Court. The student will also attend court and depositions as needed to assist their supervising attorney. Thus, the extern may look forward to not only practical training in litigation and policy, but they may also get the opportunity to assist with appellate work and gain significant brief writing experience.


Prerequisites: None


  • Second- and third-year students may apply
  • Classes in constitutional law and civil procedure recommended


At the time of application, please submit: a) a short statement of your interest in SLF’s work and describe your motivation for applying, b) a resume, and c) a short writing sample.