The 2024 Brown, Goldstein & Levy Disability Rights Fellowship
In September 2009, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP welcomed its first Disability Rights Fellow. We are now accepting applications for our tenth Disability Rights Fellow to begin in September 2024. The Fellowship offers a recent law school graduate or judicial clerk with a disability the opportunity to participate for a year in all phases of disability rights and other litigation at our firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a 20-lawyer law firm devoted principally to litigation. The firm has developed a national reputation for its high-profile, high-impact disability rights cases. Information about Brown, Goldstein & Levy, including our past and present work and fellows, is available at browngold.com.
Terms of the Fellowship
The term of the Fellowship is one year (with the possibility of a second year). Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the salaries paid and benefits provided to non-Fellowship attorneys of equivalent experience and qualifications. The Fellow should be a member of a state bar or be planning to obtain admittance to a state bar with the ability to apply for Maryland admission.
Application and Selection
Applicants must have strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, and an interest in the work of the firm. A completed application will consist of the following:
- a cover letter, no longer than two pages, explaining the ways in which you meet the selection criteria;
- a copy of your law school transcript;
- a legal writing sample of no more than 15 pages;
- a current resume; and
- a list of three references, including name, relationship, and contact information.
Applications will be received on a rolling basis; the position will remain open until filled. Please submit your application by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Associate – Civil and Criminal Litigation (Summer 2024)
Brown, Goldstein & Levy (“BGL”)—a Baltimore-based litigation boutique with a national presence—seeks to hire a current 2L for a full-time, paid summer associate position.
Our 20-lawyer firm provides a broad range of legal services to clients big and small, sometimes one dispute at a time, sometimes through systemic change, but always rooted in our deep sense of community and social responsibility. A significant portion of the firm’s practice is devoted to representing plaintiffs in civil rights cases, in areas such as disability rights, housing discrimination, and police misconduct. The firm also maintains a widely-respected criminal defense practice. See recent updates on the firm’s cases at: https://browngold.com/news/
The ideal candidate is a person with a strong academic record, an excellent work ethic, and a passion for public interest work. BGL is particularly interested in applicants with strong research and writing skills, critical thinking skills, and the desire to affect change in a meaningful way.
Summer associates at BGL can expect to acquire substantive experience on a wide array of matters and are valued members of our litigation teams. Summer associates will have an opportunity to draft portions of briefs and memoranda, interview and maintain contact with clients, participate in litigation strategy, research legal issues, and collaborate with co-counsel on cutting-edge litigation. Our summer program also includes networking opportunities and is generally 8-10 weeks long.
BGL is dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace environment.
BGL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
How To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no more than ten pages, an unofficial transcript, and a list of references to email@example.com. Please write in the subject line – “Summer Associate Application”
We will accept applications until the position is filled; prompt submission of application materials is recommended.