Litigator, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection-3 - Georgetown University Law Cente

Washington D.C.
Jun 15, 2018
Jun 25, 2018
Education, Law
Full Time
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Litigator, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection-3 - 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 at Georgetown University Law Center, ICAP 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 Litigator drives ICAP's complex litigation work, including responsibilities {1) to pursue impact litigation in defense of constitutional rights and values, and {2) to involve Georgetown Law students in such effort s. S /he is responsible for conceptualizing and implementing litigation strategies and tactics in complex court cases, including cases involving multiple plaintiffs and defendants; class actions; cases involving a wide range of legal claims, potentially to include a mix of federal-law and state- law claims; and cases arising in federal courts as well as in state courts around the country. Reporting to ICAP's Executive Director and Visiting Professor of Law, as well as to ICAP's Senior Litigators from Practice and Visiting Professors of Law, the ICAP Litigator has duties that include but are not limited to:

Research Management

  • Oversees and provides feedback on legal research to determine appropriate ICAP involvement in constitutional litigation likely to have an impact at a programmatic or policy level.
  • Oversees and provides feedback on legal research to inform ICAP participation in constitutional impact litigation, including in support of written briefing materials and oral argument.

Case Work

  • Develops litigation strategies for pursuing ICAP litigation.
  • Drafts briefing materials.
  • Revises, edits, and provides feedback on briefing materials and actualizes changes.
  • Presents briefing materials to ICAP Senior Litigators.
  • Assists in mooting of oral advocates preparing to argue in connection with ICAP litigation.
  • Prepares for and engage in oral advocacy in connection with ICAP litigation.

Academic Design

  • Serves as deputy in practicum seminar involving students in ICAP litigation.
  • Provides mentorship, feedback, and guidance to practicum students.
  • Refines legal writing generated by the practicum and incorporates it into briefing associated with ICAP litigation.
  • Assists in the design of academic program offerings.


Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor degree

Preferred qualifications

  • 7 to 10 years of experience in legal work after law school
  • Experience as a federal court clerk, ideally including at the district court level

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