Author: Timothy Sandefur
Are you a law student interested in helping defend liberty and advance principles of free markets and constitutional rights? Then we hope you’ll consider applying to work as a law clerk at Pacific Legal Foundation’s Sacramento office this summer.
Our law clerk program is a stimulating and challenging educational experience as well as an introduction into the field of public interest law. PLF clerks may be assigned to legal research projects in environmental law, private property rights, racial equality, economic liberty, or other areas. In addition, clerks will have a unique opportunity to study 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. Best of all, PLF clerks make a difference. PLF clerks work on real cases, helping real people, and setting real precedent for the future. Also, our clerks have gone on to positions in many of the nation’s leading public interest legal organizations and thinktanks.
Applications are due February 15, and final selections will be made on or before April 1. These are unpaid positions. 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 3900 Lennane Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento CA 95834.
Applicants are also urged to check out the IHS Koch Summer Fellows program, which can help cover living costs for the summer, and the IJ Law Student Conference, a fantastic weekend crash course on the basics of public interest law.