BayLegal is excited to invite rising third year law students and recent law school graduates to propose innovative fellowship projects for submission to Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and similar programs to begin in the Fall of 2022. BayLegal is interested in supporting fellowships that focus on protecting the rights of people experiencing homelessness as well as homelessness intervention and prevention in the Bay Area.
We welcome proposals with a mix of policy advocacy, impact litigation, and/or direct legal services. We are open to projects focusing on legal needs specific to unhoused clients (e.g., quality of life citations, encampment sweeps) or approaches that target a particular practice area or holistic services across practice areas. Proposals with a Bay Area regional approach are welcome, as well as those targeting local areas with particular need. Homelessness disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and we would like to see proposals with racial equity as a central focus. Candidates may create their own proposal related to homelessness; BayLegal will also gladly assist candidates to design a project consistent with the candidate’s interests and the needs of our community. See https://baylegal.org/what-we-do/ for additional information on our project and practice areas.
Applications are due June 30, 2021. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, you can see the fellowship description here.