The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
The Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program works to advance effective national security policies that respect the rule of law and constitutional values. Our current program priorities include countering Islamophobic policies and rhetoric, ensuring that changes to immigration policy undertaken in the name of national security are rational and do not intrude into constitutionally protected spheres, evaluating the use of new surveillance technologies and developing safeguards against their abuse, and reining in overbroad emergency powers and government secrecy.
Position: The Brennan Center seeks an attorney for its Liberty and National Security Program. The position is based in the Brennan Center’s New York office and requires occasional travel to Washington, D.C. and other locations.
Responsibilities will include:
Qualifications: A J.D. degree or equivalent and admission to the bar is required, as well as a minimum of four years’ legal experience (including clerkship). The ideal candidate will have:
Salary: The salary is competitive in the field and commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is available as well.
Applications: Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as exemplary candidates are identified. To apply, visit http://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/1fSPz7AjM7/Counsel-Liberty-National-Security-Program. Please upload the following application materials: cover letter (copy and paste where indicated), resume, two writing samples (up to 10 pages each), and contact information for three references. No phone calls or faxes. Please reference where you saw this posting.
If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “LNS Counsel” in the subject line, after registering in the online system. Applying through our website is strongly preferred.
The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center: