CLERKSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT – SUMMER 2019
POSITION: Summer Law Clerks – Community Revitalization Project (Unpaid)
CLOSING DATE: Closed When Filled
LOCATIONS: Dallas, Fort Worth, Amarillo, and Lubbock
DESCRIPTION: Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides
high-quality free civil legal services to low-income persons and groups from 15 offices in North and West
Texas. LANWT is the fifth largest legal aid firm in the United States.
OVERVIEW: LANWT seeks dynamic, self-starting law students who have vision, initiative, and a
demonstrated commitment to public interest law benefiting low-income communities for its Community
Revitalization Project (CRP) at various locations throughout its service area. Summer law clerks will be
responsible for assisting attorneys in providing legal services, advocacy, and transaction work in the
following areas of community revitalization:
- Affordable Fair Housing – increasing access to fair housing; removing barriers to developing and maintaining affordable housing for individuals; educating communities regarding fair housing issues; eliminating discriminatory housing practices and ensuring the affordability, accessibility, and integration of public housing, subsidized housing, and private housing.
- Environmental Justice – addressing environmental injustices, including exposure to high levels of pollution, health impacts related to exposure of pollution, resulting community deterioration; and protecting low-income communities from environmental hazards.
- Community Development and Advocacy – ensuring the right to meaningful input on matters affecting the community; advocating to promote economic justice; ensuring fair allocation of infrastructure resources; combating predatory lending practices; and addressing displacement, substandard housing, high crime, and other public safety issues in low-income communities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Summer law clerks work with attorneys on case development, outreach, and litigation. Under the supervision of an attorney, a law clerk’s primary responsibilities are to perform legal and factual research, assist with community education, and to develop case strategies and legal theories. Law clerks may also have the opportunity to assist attorneys with preparing legal documents, attend administrative and/or court proceedings, and to meet with clients and experts. Clerks will be afforded the opportunity to work alongside the state’s most prominent advocates in the fields of affordable fair housing, environmental law, and community development.
Please submit a cover letter expressing interest, a writing sample, a resume, and a
list of professional references during the application process.
AID OF NORTHWEST TEXAS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ENCOURGAGED TO APPLY