2022–23 Post-Graduate Legal Fellow

About People’s Parity Project: People’s Parity Project is a movement of attorneys and law students organizing for a democratized legal system which values people over profits, builds the power of  working people, and opposes subordination of any form. Together, we are dismantling a profession that upholds corporate power and building a legal system that is a force for justice and equity. Our work focuses on building power for working people in the civil legal system through organizing, policy innovation, political education, and solidarity.

Legal Fellow: PPP is seeking to host a Legal Fellow supported by a law school fellowship, Equal Justice Works, Justice Catalyst, or other similar program to join our team from Fall 2022 through Summer 2023. PPP will work with selected candidates to develop a project proposal that aligns with our organizational goals and the candidate’s interests. We are particularly interested in building our work in the following areas:

  • State court advocacy and organizing;
  • Combatting “public interest drift” and building a pipeline toward justice-centered legal careers; and
  • Ending the use of coercive contracts, including forced arbitration and non-compete clauses, class action waivers, and non-disclosure agreements.

While this position relies primarily on external funding, PPP plans to supplement this funding; the anticipated salary for this position is $60,000, along with a comprehensive benefits package. This is a remote fellowship: candidates can apply and work from anywhere. Once it is safe to do so, some travel may be expected. 

If you would like to be considered for fellow sponsorship, please send the following documents as a single PDF attachment to hello@peoplesparity.org with the words “Fellowship Application” in the subject line:

  • Cover letter (one page);
  • Resume;
  • Preliminary project ideas or thoughts about the kinds of projects you find compelling (less than one page); and
  • A list of three references.

The ideal candidate will be creative, self-motivated, and strategic, and interested in joining a growing organization unafraid to take on big fights to build a legal system that values people over corporate profits. We strongly encourage people with the following identities to apply: Black and Indigenous people; people of color; LGBTQIA+, women and non-binary people; people living with disabilities; and others with lived experience being part of marginalized communities.

All applications should be submitted on or before July 31, 2021.