Working in the interest of “one” First Amendment, the Clinic partners with individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum, including defending unpopular speech.

Ways to

Work with the First Amendment Clinic

Fellows

Employment of recent law school graduates for a 1-2 year fellowship.

Students

Enrollment of a cohort of law students each Fall and Spring semester.

Partners

Collaboration with individuals and organizations outside of the Clinic.

First Amendment Clinic students

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Student in the First Amendment Clinic

The First Amendment Clinic provides law students with the opportunity to learn substantive areas of First Amendment law while developing concrete lawyering skills in the context of Constitutional litigation.

First Amendment director Clare Norins meeting with her clinic fellows

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Legal Fellow with the First Amendment Clinic

The First Amendment Clinic typically hires a legal fellow each Fall/Winter to begin employment the following August. The fellowship is a one-year commitment with the option to renew a second year depending on performance and funding availability.

Legal fellows work on all aspects of the Clinic’s litigation and client advocacy matters, as well as community education programs and trainings. Legal fellows assist the Clinic director in supervising students enrolled in the Clinic and have the opportunity to develop their own pedagogical skills and scholarship.

Applications currently closed.

Grid of partnering organizations with the First Amendment Clinic

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Partner with the First Amendment Clinic

The First Amendment Clinic accepts inquiries about co-counsel arrangements, amicus projects, and jointly sponsored educational programs focused on expressive freedoms and government transparency.