Law students: spend the summer defending liberty!

December 06, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Are you a law student looking to spend the summer working to defend constitutional liberty and limited government?  Pacific Legal Foundation has positions available for full-time summer law clerkships in its Sacramento headquarters this summer.

As the nation’s oldest public interest legal foundation devoted to limited government, free markets, private property rights, and equality under the law, PLF offers an unique experience for freedom-minded law students. In addition to working on actual cases defending property owners, entrepreneurs, and victims of government race-preferences, our law clerks participate in a stimulating and challenging educational program studying the constitutional and philosophical framework of liberty—subjects often overlooked in the law school setting—alongside some of the best known litigators in the nationwide freedom-oriented legal reform movement. Many of our current staff attorneys—and many attorneys at other public interest legal organizations—began their careers as clerks at PLF.

Our clerkships will begin May 28, and end Aug. 23, but these dates are flexible depending on school schedules. These are paid positions. But best of all, PLF clerks help make a difference, rescuing liberty from coast to coast.

Applications are due March 1, 2013.  Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Tawnda Elling, Hiring Committee Coordinator, by email (">), fax (916) 419-7747, or mail to 930 G Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Please note: PLF clerks are strongly encouraged to apply to the Institute for Justice Law Student Conference. Applications for that conference will become available soon at