The O&G Public Interest Fellowship, based out of our office in New York City, offers a significant opportunity for public-interest-oriented law school graduates to learn litigation skills from experienced and passionate colleagues. The Fellow will:
- Work on a substantial docket of both individual and class cases involving discrimination, wage theft, and other workplace violations, and, through close supervision and training by more senior lawyers, be given the opportunity to develop a variety of negotiation and litigation skills;
- Choose a litigation focus for public interest advocacy consistent with the goals of O&G and the Fellow;
- Coordinate the Firm’s public interest committee, which vets proposed pro bono cases and chooses the recipient of the annual Public Interest Award; and
- Maintain and nurture relationships with the Firm’s non-profit allies.
Our ideal candidate has a commitment to workplace fairness and strong commitment to public interest work, has excellent writing and analytical skills, and thrives on independent responsibility. Diversity, inclusiveness, and equity are fundamental to our work at O&G. We believe that to be effective advocates for civil rights and workplace fairness we must strive for diversity within our own workforce. We are committed to diversity among our lawyers and staff, and to fostering a collegial and supportive workplace.
This Fellowship is open to new law school graduates and to law school graduates completing clerkships.
We are not currently accepting applications for the fellowship position. We anticipate accepting applications for the next fellowship (to begin in the fall of 2019) in mid-late 2018.