LAW CLERK POSITIONS AVAILABLE –  2018/19

The Epilepsy Foundation welcomes applicants for the position of Law Clerk to work for the VP of Legal & Government Affairs beginning immediately. The ideal candidate will be available full time during the summer, or a minimum of 14 hours per week during the school year. The position will be paid temporary, and students may opt to receive credit for their hours in lieu of pay.

The Epilepsy Foundation is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the 3.4 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure. Since 2004 it has had a legal defense fund, Jeanne A Carpenter Legal Defense Fund, which provides information and advocacy assistance to people with epilepsy, lawyers and others advocating in behalf of people affected.

The Law Clerk will assist with providing legal information to consumers with legal rights questions, and will engage in a variety of research and writing projects related to civil rights, health care policy, legislative advocacy, disability rights, and employment issues. The law clerk may assist attorneys, local chapters and advocates in handling cases involving discrimination and epilepsy. They may also be asked to assist in the preparation of amicus briefs, draft educational materials on disability rights issues, track new developments in the law, and develop other informational resources for the Defense Fund’s web site and publications.

Applicants should email a cover letter with a resume and a brief writing sample (3-5 pages of legal or legislative analysis) to recruitment@efa.org. For more information about the Foundation and the Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund, see www.epilepsyfoundation.org.