Law Intern- First Amendment Clinic

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Law Intern- First Amendment Clinic


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About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Additional Schedule Information:

Proposed Starting Date: May 17, 2021, negotiable.
Monday- Friday, 8AM-5PM

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$12.00 per hour

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Any, or a combination of, the following: legal research and writing; case evaluation; civil discovery (both taking and responding) including written requests, depositions, and document review; drafting briefs and other court documents; communication with clients, experts, opposing counsel; prepare and deliver presentations on First Amendment issues; create content for the Clinic’s website.

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Temporary Technical Paraprofessional





Position Summary:

The First Amendment Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law seeks a full-time summer law intern for 10 weeks.

The Clinic defends and advances the rights of free speech, press, assembly, and petition via direct client representation and advocacy, particularly on behalf of individuals and organizations who cannot afford or do not otherwise have access to counsel with First Amendment expertise. The Clinic also serves as a resource for journalists, students, government employees and members of the public on issues of open access and free expression in order to promote a better-informed citizenry.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

At least one year completed and in good academic standing at an ABA-accredited law school.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Ability to:
-research case law and statutes.
-conduct fact analysis and apply relevant legal concepts.
-produce clear, concise writing.
-communicate orally and in writing in professional, collegial manner.
-balance more than one project/case at a time.

-Self-directed and able to work independently.
-Interest or background in civil liberties, First Amendment, and/or media law.

Physical Demands:

General office

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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time