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Seeking Applicants for the Skadden and Equal Justice Works Fellowship
Dedicated to reducing the legal barriers to housing, healthcare, and income for veterans recovering from mental illness and homelessness, the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) has been a national leader in legal services since we opened our doors in 2009. CVLC and the Veterans Administration created the country’s first VA medical-legal partnership, integrating legal help into VA mental health, housing and addiction services.
Today, we continue to be a merry band of advocates who give our all, every day, to help veterans overcome legal obstacles so they can live meaningful and comfortable lives. Our services have helped almost 2500 veterans rebuild the fulfilling lives they deserve, serving over 600 clients last year alone. CVLC’s work occurs where veterans law intersects with economic and racial justice, women’s rights, and mental health.
We are currently seeking applicants to sponsor for both the Skadden and Equal Justice Works Fellowships. Although not required, applicants for a CVLC sponsorship are encouraged to submit proposals for possible fellowship projects.
For both fellowships, applicants must be third year law students or recent graduates completing judicial clerkships. Successful CVLC candidates must also be strong researchers and writers with a proven academic record, have an interest in legal causes and remedies to veteran homelessness, creativity and enthusiastic curiosity, and a willingness to sit for the State Bar of Connecticut. Most of all, applicants must possess a passion for social justice and an excitement about serving veterans.
We would love to hear from veterans, people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ individuals. CVLC will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.
For more information about the Skadden Fellowship, please visit:https://www.
For more information about the Equal Justice Works Fellowship, please visit: https://www.
Please send a cover letter, resume, academic transcript, writing sample, a list of three references, and a brief summary of a fellowship proposal (if applicable) to Liam Brennan at applicants@ctveteranslegal.
Applications for both fellowships are due in mid-September. Please submit your materials to CVLC by August 15 so that we can work with you on a joint proposal.