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Legal Fellow

4LE, JD Alumni, LL.M. Students, LL.M. Alumni

This is a two-year litigation position that will focus on energy development, Quiet Title Act/R.S. 2477, off-road vehicles, and BLM land use planning, among other public lands issues. The legal fellow works closely with other program staff in SUWA’s Salt Lake and Moab, Utah offices, as well as SUWA’s Washington, D.C. office, and is supervised by the legal director. SUWA’s mission is the preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau, and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans.

SUWA promotes local and national recognition of the region’s unique character through research and public education; supports both administrative and legislative initiatives to permanently protect Colorado Plateau wild places within the National Wilderness Preservation System, or by other protective designations where appropriate; builds support for such initiatives on both the local and national level; and provides leadership within the conservation movement through hard-hitting advocacy for wilderness preservation.

SUWA offers a competitive salary—based on experience—and excellent benefits (health, dental, and retirement plan)

Job Id: 32721
Deadline: February 13, 2015
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Summer 2015 Legal Internship Position

1L, 1LE, 2L, 2LE, 3LE

Refugee Representation welcomes law students to apply for our Summer 2015 legal internship. This internship will provide qualified applicants with in-depth knowledge of the U.S. asylum system, as well as practical experience in interviewing, case preparation, and direct client service skills. Applicants must be currently enrolled in law school, have a strong interest and commitment to legal representation of asylum seekers, and wish to work directly with asylum seeking clients. Those selected for the internship will preferably be fluent in a relevant second language, but this is not a requirement for the position.


• Assist staff in conducting intake interviews with potential asylum clients by taking notes, providing interpretation services (depending on foreign language ability), and writing interview-based reports with extensive country conditions research;
• Assist staff with legal research on active cases, preparation for trainings, meetings, special projects, and other events;
• Represent Human Rights First at various NGO-government liaison meetings and take detailed notes for Human Rights First staff, as needed;
• Respond to requests for assistance from potential asylum seekers in the DC metro area, as well as individuals in immigration detention nationwide;
• Assist staff in identifying, analyzing, and responding to legal or procedural changes that affect asylum seekers, including statutory changes, proposed regulations, and decisions from federal courts or the Board of Immigration Appeals;
• Other tasks as needed.

Job Id: 32770
Deadline: February 13, 2015
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