Fried Frank has created unique programs that effectively bridge the worlds of private law firm litigation and public service law by joining with two of the country's leading civil rights advocacy organizations, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
The LDF and MALDEF fellowships each give an entry-level lawyer the opportunity to spend two years as a Fried Frank litigator and then two years as a staff attorney with LDF or MALDEF. At the end of their four-year commitment, our successful Fellows are encouraged to interview to return to Fried Frank and, in some cases, they may continue on the staff of their civil rights organization. We are proud that a number of our former Fellows hold high-level positions on the staffs of both LDF and MALDEF.
The ideal candidate for a Fried Frank Fellowship is a third-year law student or recent graduate currently in a judicial clerkship. Candidates for the MALDEF and LDF fellowships should have a genuine interest in both corporate and civil rights litigation.
The program annually hires one Fellow for one organization, alternating each year between LDF and MALDEF. For 2014 we are hiring a MALDEF Fellow.
All applications received by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 30, 2014 will be reviewed by the Fried Frank Fellowship Committee and MALDEF. Six finalists will be invited for interviews with both Fried Frank and MALDEF in New York City in January, 2015. Finalists are welcome to contact the following Fellows currently at the Firm for more information: Vic Wu; Natasha Merle; Miranda Galindo; and Julia Gomez.
Thank you to all applicants for your interest in the Fellowship.
The Fried Frank MALDEF Fellow will begin his or her employment at Fried Frank with the Firm’s first-year associate class in the fall of 2015.
Details on the Fellowship can also be found in the brochure attached below.
For more information, please contact:
Diversity and Inclusion
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP
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New York, NY 10004