The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Among our core priorities, we fight to protect voting rights, end mass incarceration, strengthen checks and balances, and preserve Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part public interest law center, part cutting-edge communications hub, we are known for our rigorous research. We craft innovative policies and strategies, and we fight for them — in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
Position: The Brennan Center seeks an exceptional attorney to join the Democracy Program to work on redistricting projects. With our redistricting project, we seek to protect the right to vote and prevent manipulation of electoral rules; promote fair, transparent, and participatory redistricting and representation; and prevent the abuse of redistricting for undue partisan gain or to disadvantage minority communities. Team members work to advance these goals through a combination of advocacy, litigation, academic research and writing, media communications, public education, and legislative drafting.
Qualifications: A J.D. degree and admission in the New York State Bar, either before or shortly after employment commences, are required, as well as a minimum of one to three years of legal experience (including clerkships, if any).
The ideal candidate will have:
Salary: The salary is highly competitive in the field and commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is available as well.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, visit http://www.brennancenter.org/employment. Please upload (preferably in pdf) the following application materials: cover letter, resume, two writing samples (up to 10 pages each), and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: email@example.com with “Redistricting Counsel” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.
As an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, the Brennan Center is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, and applicants who have been previously incarcerated.