Call for Applications: Law and Liberty Fellowship


Deadline: 13 March 2020; 23:59


The Institute for Justice is excited to announce the opportunity to join the team as a Law and Liberty Fellow at IJ’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

Law and Liberty Fellows will work alongside IJ attorneys to litigate cutting-edge constitutional cases and advance a rule of law under which individuals can control their own destinies. We are on the lookout for energetic and entrepreneurial recent law school graduates to begin two-year Law and Liberty Fellowships beginning in August 2021.

IJ, the national law firm for liberty, brings creative, intellectually rigorous cases in federal and state courts around the country. Fellows will be full members of those case teams and participate in every stage of litigation. Law and Liberty Fellows will work directly with clients and benefit from mentorship opportunities, expert media training, and a supportive and collegial legal work culture.


Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, relish the opportunity to create real-world impact, and demonstrate a strong background in constitutional law and an interest in IJ’s mission. Compensation is commensurate with experience and exceeds the government’s General Schedule (GS) pay scale. IJ offers superior benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement benefits, and generous paid leave.

The Law and Liberty Fellowship begins in August 2021 and runs through August 2023. This Fellowship is now IJ’s preferred path for recent graduates or post-clerkship candidates with less than two years of experience. Upon completion, Fellows would be considered for permanent employment.

To apply, please submit a resume by clicking "Add Resume," a cover letter using the "Add Cover Letter" feature, and a writing sample under the "Add Portfolio" section. The writing sample should be from a legal brief or memo demonstrating complex legal reasoning. Later stages of the application process may involve completing a sample research memo. The application will close on March 13th, 2020.

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