Institute Associate, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection - Georgetown University L

Washington D.C.
Jun 08, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
Full Time
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Institute Associate, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) - Georgetown University Law Center

The mission of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) is to use the power of the courts to defend American constitutional rights and values. Based Georgetown University Law Center, the Institute draws on expert litigators, savvy litigation strategy, and the constitutional scholarship of Georgetown to vindicate individuals' rights and protect America's constitutional way of life.

The ICAP Associate supports the Institute's work (1) to pursue impact litigation in defense of constitutional rights and values and (2) to involve Georgetown Law students in such efforts.  S/he helps to fulfill ICAP's mission of harnessing the talent and expertise of Georgetown Law's faculty and students in contributing to strategically selected constitutional litigation on cutting-edge issues and exposing the law school community to such work. Reporting to the ICAP's Executive Director and Visiting Professor of Law, as well as by ICAP's Senior Litigator from Practice and Visiting Professor of Law, the ICAP Associate has duties that include but are not limited to: 

  • Engages in extensive legal research regarding potential and ongoing cases to inform potential involvement in such cases, as well as in support of briefing and argument in cases in which ICAP is playing a role. 
  • Carefully drafts, revises, and edits portions of briefing materials to be filed in court pertaining to those cases and assist in mooting the oral advocates arguing the cases. 
  • Supports ICAP's leadership in overseeing a practicum seminar designed to involve Georgetown Law students in understanding the nature of constitutional impact litigation and in contributing to ICAP's work.
  • Revises legal research provided by students enrolled in the practicum offered by the Institute, research assistants, and Institute Fellows, which will be used to assist in crafting constitutional impact litigation strategy in close coordination with the Institute's Litigators, Senior Litigators from Practice, and Executive Director.
  • This ICAP Institute Associate will be supervised by ICAP's Executive Director and Visiting Professor of Law, as well as by ICAP's Senior Litigator from Practice and Visiting Professor of Law. 
  • Interacts with other Georgetown Law faculty supporting ICAP's work on particular cases and with students participating in the practicum seminar to be offered in connection with ICAP's work. 


  • Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctor degree
  • Preference for experience as a federal court clerk - ideally at the district court level, as well as at least 3 years of experience in legal work after law school

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