Law Clerk Job Description
The mission of the Southwest Women’s Law Center (“SWLC”) is to create opportunities for women in New Mexico, so they realize their full economic and personal potential. Since our inception in 2005, we have worked to eliminate gender bias, discrimination, and harassment; to lift women and their families out of poverty, and to ensure all women have full control over their reproductive lives through access to comprehensive reproductive health services and information. We seek to advance the well-being, rights, and power of women in New Mexico through legal research, policy analysis, advocacy, community, and stakeholder education, and coalition work at the local, state, and national levels.
We are interested in hiring two (2) Law School students as Law Clerks on a part-time and temporary basis (spring/summer/fall).
As law clerks, students will serve as an essential part of our team by working:
- under a licensed attorney’s supervision, on cases involving low-income New Mexicans experiencing legal issues, conduct legal intake,
- perform legal and policy research under the supervision of policy staff,
- perform legal writing on a wide variety of women’s rights issues including drafting analyses,
- participating in coalition and community meetings, and
- supporting the development of new policies to improve the lives of all New Mexicans.
- be currently enrolled at an accredited law school as a 2L, or 3L, part-time or full-time basis; and a
- completed undergraduate degree.
While our regular worksite is in our office in Albuquerque, due to the COVID-19, staff are working part-time in the office and teleworking. We anticipate law clerks to work remotely with flexible and occasional in-office hours.
If there are any questions, please call our office at 505-244-0502 or email Jessica Serrano, Staff Attorney, at email@example.com; or Terrelene Massey, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.