Full Job Description
Do you want Legal Aid Chicago to host your Skadden or EJW Fellowship application? In the
fall of 2020, will you be a 3L, recent law grad, or judicial clerk? If so, consider one of these
Applicants should have the following:
Experience with, or demonstrated commitment to, civil legal services.
Excellent research, writing, and court advocacy skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work
collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting. We greatly value oral proficiency in
languages other than English.
Personal or professional experience with, or other demonstrated commitment to, our
client communities, including people living in poverty. We encourage applicants to share
that relevant experience in their cover letter.
Applicants must have the following:
An Illinois law license or the ability to become licensed in Illinois, or
At least two years of completed law school credit at an ABA accredited school.
Interested candidates should submit the following:
Your resume and a cover letter highlighting your interest and experience in civil legal
services and our client communities, and describing any ideas for a fellowship proposal.
(Please note that it is not necessary to have a proposal at this stage of the process.)
A brief legal writing sample (2-4 pages).
Your law school transcript.
Contact information for two professional references.
These materials should be sent via email no later than Monday, July 13, 2020 to
email@example.com. Please put “2021 Fellowships” in the subject line of the email.
Please note that Legal Aid Chicago may decide to sponsor more than one individual for each
Fellowship opportunity and that Fellowship awards are not guarantees of employment with
Legal Aid Chicago once the fellowship expires.
Legal Aid Chicago is firmly committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to provide equal employment
opportunities to all applicants and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of creed, color, national origin, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital or parental status, alienage, disability, political affiliation or
belief, military or military discharge status, or ex-offender status. Applicants who have experiences with our client
communities are encouraged to apply.