Location: Washington D.C.
January 6, 2020 – January 24, 2020
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty (www.becketlaw.org) is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious faiths. Becket seeks interns for the winter term to work in its Washington, D.C. office on a variety of Supreme Court, appellate and trial-level matters. Such work might include representing: religious ministries seeking protection from government mandates to violate their faith; Native Americans seeking the right to use eagle feathers in their religious ceremonies; prisoners seeking the right to exercise religion while incarcerated; members of the military seeking accommodations to allow them to continue to serve while meeting religious requirements for their appearance or dress; and mosques, churches, and temples challenging zoning decisions that restrict their ability to build houses of worship or other ministries.
Interested students are requested to send a resume and cover email to Megan Schilling at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Once a student has been accepted by Becket, they will be asked to submit a pre-approved independent clinical application to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (OCP). Once the application has been received, OCP will work with the student to register them in 2 winter clinical credits. Please note that credit earned through independent clinical projects does not count towards the experiential learning requirement.
Participating students will be eligible for travel and housing expense reimbursement from Becket.
Please note that LL.M. students and international J.D. students are not eligible to apply for independent clinical projects.