Robin Nash Fellowship

The Barton Child Law and Policy Center at Emory University School of Law offers a two-year postgraduate fellowship to provide a recent law school graduate the opportunity to learn to be an effective researcher and policy advocate while working on issues of child neglect and abuse and juvenile justice.  The fellowship honors late DeKalb County Juvenile Court Judge and former Barton Center Director, Robin Nash, and focuses on building the next generation of influential attorneys, judges, and community leaders specializing in juvenile law.  The next Robin Nash Fellowship will begin August 2016 and continue through August 2018.

The Robin Nash Fellow will work under the supervision of Barton Center faculty on a variety of projects taht will include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Supervising students in the Center's Policy and Legislative Advocacy Clinics;
  • Researching and writing articles, policy papers, or other approved writing projects of publishable quality on a topic relating to children in the juvenile court system;
  • Collaborating with Center faculty on research and policy projects, trainings, and technical assistance requests;
  • Participating in on-going advocacy efforts involving the Georgia General Assembly, state agencies, and organizational partners;
  • Assisting with teaching in the Center's seminar classes.

Qualifications:  Law school graduate, one to three years of post-graduation from an accredited law school; Demonstrated research, writing and editing skills with experience producing material fo rlegal 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, communicate orally and in writing, and complete assignments with minimal supervision. Successful candidate must also be computer literate and able to conduct oneself professionally with coworkers and outside contacts.

To apply:  Email a resume, cover letter, statement of interest and commitment to long term child advocacy, transcript, three (3) references, and a writing sample to the address provided 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
Email:  mpapott(at)emory.edu
Web: www.bartoncenter.net

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