American University Washington College of Law

Job Postings

All postings included were directly submitted to be shared with AUWCL alumni.
Postings are updated on a rolling basis and linked on a monthly basis through the alumni newsletter. 
Please submit any open positions to be listed to [email protected].

California

University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Data and Technology Clinical Supervisor, Global Rights Innovation Lab Clinic

The Clinical Program is launching the Global Rights Innovation Lab Clinic, led by Professor Laurel Fletcher. We are hiring a Data and Technology Clinical Supervisor for the new clinic to work alongside Laurel. The incoming clinician will work at the intersection of human rights and digital technology to transform human rights data into compelling narratives, collaborate with experts in data science, and contribute to visually compelling, evidence-based advocacy and policy formulation. The Clinic aims to train the next generation of human rights lawyers to utilize data-driven approaches to address systemic discrimination and promote human rights values effectively.
Open date: July 13, 2024
Next review date: Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Aug 13, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Full position description, salary info, and application: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04448

ArentFox Schiff has multiple positions
(shared by AUWCL alumna and ArentFox Partner Pamela Deese. If you have questions about these positions, you may contact her at [email protected])

In Los Angeles:
Trademark Staff Attorney (4+ years experience) 
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Associate (5+ years experience)


In San Francisco: 
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Associate (5+ years experience) 
Real Estate Associate (3rd to 4th)

DC

Housing Justice Director
The National Homelessness Law Center
Location: Within 1 hour of DC 
Full-time, start date is September 2024 

The National Homelessness Law Center (Law Center) seeks a strategic, collaborative, mission-driven thought partner to serve as our Housing Justice Director. The Law Center serves as the legal arm of the national movement to end homelessness and is looking for a Housing Justice Director compelled by the national housing crisis and energized by our vision of housing as a human right and dismantling structural racism as we seek to end homelessness.
Full job description and application info

FDIC Honors Attorney Program
Deadline to apply is September 18, 2024

This information was shared by alumna Nefretete Smith '10, Supervisory Counsel at FDIC.
The FDIC Honors Attorney Program is a 2-year entry-level professional development program. The program is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the FDIC’s role in our financial system and an opportunity for public service. In addition, as innovative and transformative technologies are rapidly altering the financial industry, Honors Attorneys are exposed to valuable and stimulating areas of law atypical to most government practice. Alumni candidates would need to be a full-time graduate student in the final year of study which began immediately following law school or a recent law graduate leaving a judicial clerkship, whose judicial clerkship experience began no longer than nine months after law school graduation and has been no longer than three years in length.

Full program description and application information.

Policy Counsel (Privacy, Security, Emerging Technology)
Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
Washington, DC (Hybrid) 

CCIA seeks a full-time privacy professional to support the Association’s policy advocacy. The Policy Counsel will be the organization’s primary resource for work that  includes analysis of law and policy pertaining to privacy, cybersecurity, national security, law enforcement, and emerging technology issues. This job was shared by alumna Ali Sternberg, Vice President of Information Policy at CCIA. 
Full job description and application link. 

Program Director and Senior Attorney
Justice Project
Washington DC (Hybrid)  

Situated at the forefront of the national stage in the racial justice movement, Advancement Project is a cutting-edge, no-holds-barred national organization dedicated to building local power in communities of color. Centered on a movement lawyering approach, defined as community-centered racial justice lawyering, Advancement Project supports power building in grassroots organizations working to eliminate oppressive structures in our laws and institutions and shift narratives towards transformative change. From ending the school-to-prison pipeline to the fight to expand the right to vote, from calling for a complete overhaul of how we view the police and carceral state, to fighting for immigrant justice, Advancement Project impacts real change from the ground up. Building on more than 20 years, we continue to evolve our strategic thinking and creativity to imagine a more just world in which people of color can thrive, be safe, and free – and we are excited to bring on new talent to forward our vision. We seek a movement-focused, strong advocate, and skilled Senior Attorney to serve as the Director and Senior Attorney for our Justice Project Program. The ideal candidate will manage the strategic direction, including litigation, advocacy, policy, and outreach initiatives for the Justice Project.  Lead the implementation of strategic initiatives to advance strategic objectives and goals in the areas of policing, and criminalization projects, including cultivation of strategic partners. Manage team members and oversee team budget.
Full job description and application link.

Attorney at AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) is currently looking for an experienced housing attorney to join its Tenant Advocacy and Support (TAS) practice. We offer a very competitive salary and robust benefits.
Details and application link: https://careers.aarp.org/careers-home/jobs/5831?lang=en-us

Litigation Staff Attorney or Senior Litigation Attorney
American Immigration Council

Salary: $98,000-$110,000
Fully remote/Washington, DC
For full description and application: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/2569281
AUWCL alumna Michelle Lapointe '08 shared this opportunity.

Manager, Climate Migration
Emerson Collective
Immigration/Full-time/On-Site four days a week

The Manager, Climate Migration will support Emerson Collective's work elevating awareness, driving consensus, and inspiring action responding to climate migration. This role will report to Director, Immigration Strategy. The role is based in Washington, DC, with occasional travel required.
Full job description and application link: https://jobs.lever.co/emersoncollective/72781631-5f0b-412c-bb4b-e995e6dd3535


U.S. Dept of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program-- Attorney Advisor (Energy/Minerals) 
(shared by alumnus Win Wilson)
-Job is to provide legal technical assistance to developing countries, with focus on mining and energy transition mineral supply chain, to promote legal/regulatory reform and responsible investment.
-DC-based, GS 13-14, must be U.S. citizen, have U.S. bar license (any state), 4 years minimum relevant experience.

-Flexible telework, frequent international travel; foreign language skills a plus, but not required.
-Candidate should have background in minerals/mining;  adjacent fields helpful (energy, project finance, infrastructure, supply chain).
-Candidates send resumé, law school transcript, and cover letter to Kenyon Weaver, Senior Counsel ([email protected])

ArentFox Schiff DC Openings:
(shared by AUWCL alumna and ArentFox Partner Pamela Deese. If you have questions about these positions, you may contact her at [email protected])
Complex Litigation Associate
Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Associate
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Associate
International Trade Associate
Real Estate Finance Associate

Florida

Assistant City Attorney Position-- Worker's Compensation
The Office of the City Attorney for the City of Miami
 
This opportunity was shared by alumnus Xavier Alban '13. He's willing to be a resource for interested alumni. 

The Office of the City Attorney for the City of Miami seeks a highly motivated candidate with a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, excellent research and writing skills, and a very strong sense of self-motivation to serve the City of Miami in the capacity of Assistant City Attorney. The candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience handling workers’ compensation matters from inception to final hearing. The candidate will be expected to handle all aspects of workers’ compensation defense including, but not limited to, initial intake and issue identification, witness statements, preparation of detailed informational claim summaries, take and defend depositions, and attend all motion hearings, as well as evidentiary and final hearings. The candidate is expected to assist the third-party administrator as well as the Department of Risk Management throughout the claims process addressing and identifying non-litigated and litigated issues. The candidate will be expected to investigate the compensability of workplace accidents and provide the third-party administrator with continuing education on statutory/rule amendments as well as the results of recent case law. Prior experience with municipal workers’ compensation defense and/or experience with heart and lung claims is preferred.
Salary and benefits for this position are competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Full Time Position – Assistant City Attorney - $90,000.00 - $175,000.00 Annually.
To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to: [email protected]. Attention: George Wysong III, City Attorney c/o Domini Gibbs-Sorey, Internship and Recruitment Coordinator.

Illinois
ArentFox Schiff Open Position in Chicago
(shared by AUWCL alumna and ArentFox Partner Pamela Deese. If you have questions about these positions, you may contact her at [email protected])

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Associate (5+ years experience)

Maryland

Personal Injury Associate Attorney
Law Offices of Jezic & Moyse, LLC
Silver Spring, MD

Our highly regarded mid-sized Maryland law firm in the Washington suburbs is seeking a highly motivated Personal Injury Associate Attorney to join our fast-growing team. The successful candidate will assist our clients in legal matters, working under the supervision of senior attorneys, while gaining hands-on experience in personal injury law. The ideal candidate will be driven, dedicated, and able to work independently and collaboratively with other attorneys and staff. MD Bar required. VA Bar a plus. Spanish proficiency. Please submit resume [email protected]. 

Family Law Attorney 
Andalman & Flynn 
Silver Spring, MD
(Reposted on July 17)

Andalman & Flynn, PC is seeking a highly motivated Family Law Attorney to join our practice group. The ideal candidate will enjoy the firm's team-oriented, supportive environment, state-of-the-art technology and culture of work-life balance. Andalman & Flynn is commited to progressive issues and to contribute to the legal profession and community we serve.
Benefits:
-Flexible work schedule and accommodations.

-Salary compensation is commensurate with years of experience and is supplemented with commissions for receipts and client origination.
-401(k) and generous 401(K) matching
- High-quality health, medical and vision insurance
-Life insurance and disability insurance
- Paid time off
Job Type: Full-time

If interested please contact AUWCL alumna and firm's principal Mary Ellen Flynn at [email protected].

Massachusetts

ArentFox Schiff Boston Openings:
(shared by AUWCL alumna and ArentFox Partner Pamela Deese. If you have questions about these positions, you may contact her at [email protected])

Complex Litigation Associate (3rd to 5th)
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Associate (5+ years experience)

New York

New York State Attorney General
Division of Regional Affairs
Suffolk Regional Office - Hauppauge
Assistant Attorney General
Reference No. SFK_AAG_3707 
Application deadline is August 23

Full job description and application link: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2024-07/sfk_aag_3707_web.pdf

New York State Attorney General
Litigation Bureau- Albany or NYC
Special Litigation Counsel
Reference No. LIT_SLC_3700 
Application deadline is August 23 

Primary focus is defending the Office of Cannabis Management, the Cannabis Control board, and their respective officers and employees in civil actions and proceedings brought in NY federal and state courts.
Job description and application link:https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2024-07/lit_slc_3700_web.pdf

New York State Attorney General
Division of Criminal Justice
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit- Albany
Regional Director/Supervising Attorney
Reference No. MFCU_ALB_RD_3703
Application deadline is August 16

Job description and application link: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2024-07/mfcu_alb_rd_3703_web.pdf

New York State Attorney General
Executive Division
Intergovernmental Affairs
Director of Muslim Outreach
Reference No. IGV_DMO_6325 
Application deadline: until position is filled
 

Job description and application link: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2024-07/igv_dmo_6325_web.pdf

ArentFox Schiff NY Openings:
(shared by AUWCL alumna and ArentFox Partner Pamela Deese. If you have questions about these positions, you may contact her at [email protected])

Bankruptcy Associate (3rd to 5th)
Complex Litigation Associate (3rd to 6th)
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Associate (5+ years experience)
Insurance Associate (3rd to 4th)
International Trade Associate (2nd or 3rd)
Real Estate Finance Associate (3rd to 5th)


New York State Office of the Attorney General
Division of Regional Affairs
Poughkeepsie Regional Office
Assistant Attorney General
Reference No. POU_AAG_3702
Application deadline is August 9, 2024

Job description and application link: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2024-07/pou_aag_3702_web.pdf

New York State Office of the Attorney General
Division of State Counsel
Real Estage Bureau-Albany
Assistant Attorney General
Reference No. RPB_ALB_AAG_3701 
Application Deadline is August 2, 2024 

Job description and application link: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2024-07/rpb_alb_aag_3701_web.pdf

New York State Office of the Attorney General
Division of State Counsel
Litigation Bureau- Albany or NYC
Special Litigation Counsel
Reference No. LIT_SLC_3700
Application deadline is July 26, 2024

Primary focus on defending the Office of Cannabis Management, the Cannabis Control Board.
Job description and application link: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2024-06/lit_slc_3700_web.pdf

Pennsylvania

Community Legal Service (CLS)
Homeownership & Consumer Rights Unit (Foreclosure) Staff Attorney
Application deadline is August 15 

Community Legal Services, Inc. of Philadelphia (CLS) is a non-profit public interest organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income Philadelphia residents. As the largest provider of free civil legal services in the Philadelphia area, CLS is both locally and nationally renowned as a premier legal services provider dedicated to ensuring access to justice for low-income individuals and communities. CLS has several legal units covering a wide range of civil legal services. We are currently seeking a Staff Attorney for the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit (HCRU) to help preserve and grow homeownership among low-income Philadelphians. This attorney would represent clients facing the potential loss of their home through mortgage or tax foreclosure. Representation includes all the elements of litigation including client interviewing, investigation, discovery, identifying and preparing witnesses and exhibits, drafting pleadings and briefs, and representing clients in administrative and court hearings and at trial.
Full description and application link:
https://clsphiladelphia.applytojob.com/apply/VBpSnut4Xx/Staff-AttorneyHomeownership-Consumer-Rights-Unit-Foreclosure

 

Remote

Litigation Staff Attorney or Senior Litigation Attorney
American Immigration Council

Salary: $98,000-$110,000
Fully remote/Washington, DC
For full description and application: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/2569281
AUWCL alumna Michelle Lapointe '08 shared this opportunity.

Texas

Day One Campaign Director
HR Title: Policy Attorney
The Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center at SMU Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX

The Day One Campaign Director will be an experienced legal and policy advocate who spearheads the Center's grant-funded Day One work. Day One is a national campaign to advance the constitutional right to counsel by providing prompt and effective representation for every arrested person. The Campaign Director will coordinate this multi-state campaign, lead the Center’s reform efforts in several target jurisdictions, and manage grant compliance.

Preferred location on campus in Dallas, Texas. Candidates seeking remote work will be considered. However, remote work will require applicants to work in the Center's Dallas office approximately three times per yearm in addition to other work travel.
Full job description and application link

U.S. Virgin Islands

Assistant Territorial Public Defender
Office of Territorial Public Defender
St. Thomas/St. Johns District

The Assistant Territorial Public Defender works under the direction and supervision of the Chief Territorial Public Defender and the Deputy Territorial Chief Public Defender.
Principle Duties: (Not All Inclusive) Provides zealous, effective, and professional legal representation to clients charged with criminal offenses; Interviews clients to determine all relevant facts known to the clients; Protects the rights of clients; Promptly investigates the facts or cause for the facts of a case to be investigated; Research or cause to be researched the applicable laws, cases and statutes to the clients’ case; Interviews witnesses and prepares them when applicable for trial.
Requirements: Jurist Doctorate Degree from an accredited Law School; and admission to the Virgin Islands Bar, or Special Admissions in accordance with Supreme Court Rule (202) with commitment on taking the V.I. Bar Examination.
To apply please forward your resume, cover letter and other credentials to: Renelle C. Stephens, CPM, Assistant Administrator, at [email protected]
Job opportunity shared by alumna Diana Ray '21 who is clerking in the USVI. She's willing to speak with alums who have questions about living in the USVI. Email [email protected] for an introduction to Diana.

 

Virginia

Multiple positions at The Geller Law Group
The Geller Law Group (founded by AUWCL Alumna Rebecca Geller) is an award-winning, mid-sized law firm in Northern Virginia.
Refer to http://www.thegellerlawgroup.com/careers/
- Estate Planning/ Business Law Attorney
- Probate/Estate Planning Attorney
- Family Law Associate

International

Director, Syria
Regional · Regional Offices:, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria (Hybrid)
Near East Foundation (NEF)

Unit: Near East Foundation, Syria program
Reports to: Regional Director 
Location: Hybrid, 50% in Al Hasakeh, Syria, and 50% in any NEF office in the region (i.e.: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria; preferably Erbil).
Travel:  up to 50%
Mobility:  Preferred candidate will have ability to travel within Northern Syria and to Europe, Turkey, Erbil, and Jordan.
Expat/TCN Position:  This position is open to Expatriates and Third Country Nationals.
Job description and application link: https://neareast.bamboohr.com/careers/380?source=aWQ9NA%3D%3D
If interested, you can reach out to Shanza Quereshi in AUWCL Office of Career and Professional Development and she can connect you with an WCL/LLM alum who works at this organization.


Office of the Attorney General, Guam
Are you interested in working at a law firm with a wide range of legal opportunities, while living on a beautiful tropical island? If you are an attorney, this is your chance!  The Guam Bar allows licensed attorneys in good standing to practice as a government attorney for up to eight (8) years without needing to take the Guam Bar examination.
Job description and application link: https://www.naag.org/job/attorneys-all-levels/
 


 

 
Questions?
Please contact Brooke Sandoval, Senior Director of Alumni Relations, [email protected]