That’s why the People’s Parity Project is thrilled to announce the launch of its inaugural Leadership Fellows cohort.
Dedicated organizers on individual law school campuses who are properly identified, trained, and supported can effectively build a legal culture that is pro-people, not pro-corporate. PPP will be launching a pilot program during the 2022–23 academic year in which 5–10 rising 2Ls on law school campuses across the country are selected to join the first cohort of PPP Leadership Fellows. This is an anticipated two-year commitment, with the fellowship completing in May 2024.
These Fellows will be the beneficiaries of significant investment from PPP: they will participate in a retreat in Atlanta, GA in early September and attend a customized quarterly speaker series, receive a dedicated mentor and significant career support, build organizing and advocacy skills and connections to like-minded individuals both on and beyond their individual campuses, and be eligible for externship credit with PPP.
A significant amount will also be asked of Fellows: each will be expected to dedicate 10–15 hours per week during the academic year (except during finals periods) to leading organizing efforts on their campus to end the corporate capture of the legal profession. Fellows will work with the PPP staff team to choose 1–3 campaigns to prioritize during the year; sample campaigns include enacting right to counsel policies at the state or local level, building a state court advocacy program, or enacting innovative law school funding programs at the individual school level.
To join our inaugural cohort of Leadership Fellows, please submit this application by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, August 5th. All applicants will also need to send a resume and two letters of recommendation (which can be sent directly by your recommenders) to Steve Kennedy, PPP’s Organizing & Network Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.