Barton - ABA Fellowship

The Barton Child Law and Policy Center at Emory University School of Law offers a one-year post-graduate fellowship housed with the American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law to provide a recent law school graduate the opportunity to learn to be an effective researcher, advisor to practitioners, and policy advocate while working on issues of child neglect and abuse, poverty, juvenile justice and othe rlegal issues impacting children and families. The Fellowship will begin August 2016 and continue through August 2017.

The Fellow will work under the supervision of ABA Center attorneys with regular review from Barton Center faculty on a variety of projects that will include, for example:

•    Researching and writing articles, policy papers, or other approved writing projects of publishable quality on a topic
relating to legal issues impacting children and families
•    Providing legal, legislative, and social science research support for Center projects, trainings and technical
assistance efforts
•    Assisting with data collection and production of periodic reports
•    Compiling research material for websites
•    Conducting national outreach to key stakeholders
•    Participating in on-going national advocacy and training efforts in collaboration with Center staff

Qualifications: Law school graduate within three years of receiving JD. Demonstrated research, writing and editing skills with experience producing material for legal and legislative analysis and public distribution; knowledge of child welfare and family legal issues and proven commitment to public service in the area of child advocacy. Must have sufficient experience and professional knowledge to exercise independent judgment on a wide variety of legal, legislative and social science issues; effectively manage multiple projects; and complete assignments with minimal supervision.  Successful candidate must also be computer literate and able to conduct oneself professionally with coworkers and outside contacts.

This position is based in Washington, D.C.

To apply: E-mail a resume, cover letter, statement of interest and commitment to long term child advocacy, transcript, three (3) references, and writing sample to the address below.


Salary: Salary is competitive with other public interest fellowship opportunities. Emory University offers a competitive benefits package.

For additional information or to apply, contact:

Michele Papotto, Program Coordinator
Barton Child Law and Policy Center
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia  30322
Phone:  (404) 712-8367
Fax:  (404) 727-7851
E-mail:  mpapott@law.emory.edu

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