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First Amendment Clinic Legal Fellow, University of Georgia School of Law

The First Amendment Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law seeks a Legal Fellow to start June 2024 (with some flexibility). This is a 1-year position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year depending on performance and funding.

The First Amendment Clinic defends and advances the rights of free speech, press, assembly, and petition via regional litigation and advocacy, while providing law students with the practice and real-world experience to become leaders on First Amendment issues. The Clinic also serves as a resource on expressive freedoms and government transparency for journalists, students, government employees, local and state officials, and members of the public. The Clinic is directed by a clinical faculty member and staffed by two legal fellows and a project attorney, with 8 to 9 law students enrolled in the Clinic each fall and spring semester.


The 2024 Legal Fellow will be responsible for:

  • All aspects of litigation including intake/case evaluation; factual investigation; legal research; drafting pleadings; discovery & motion practice; hearings & trial
  • Client counseling & non-litigation advocacy and negotiation
  • Creating and presenting external presentations on expressive freedoms and government transparency
  • Supervising law students engaged in all of the above
  • Helping to build and maintain partner relationships between the Clinic and external collaborators and stakeholders


  • A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • A strong academic record
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • An ability to conduct thorough and accurate legal research
  • An ability to engage in persuasive legal writing and analysis
  • An ability to build and maintain relationships with students, clients, and community/professional partners
  • One or more years of litigation experience preferred

For more information and to apply, click here. Apply by April 30, 2024 to receive full consideration.