Attorney General Jeff Landry is seeking two applicants to serve as the inaugural E.D. White Fellows in his Solicitor General’s Office. This one-year fellowship is paid and may extend to two years. Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2017.
The E.D. White Fellows will work with Solicitor General Liz Murrill, her deputies, and Assistant Attorneys General and support staff on civil and criminal matters involving significant constitutional, statutory, and policy questions. Together, they will provide appellate advice to all LADOJ Divisions; prepare or oversee the preparation of briefs, petitions, and other papers filed in appellate courts; and could argue appeals in federal and state courts.
Applicants for the E.D. White Fellowships must be have excellent academic law school records. Experience as an appellate court clerk is preferred but not required. Membership in the Louisiana bar is required to make appearances in state courts, and other appropriate bar membership may be acceptable for federal practice.
Fellows will be chosen on the basis of several factors, including but not limited to academic, intellectual, and communication ability and skills; knowledge, experience, and ability in research, writing, and advocacy; legal, professional, or personal experience related to the mission of Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office; history of community service, engagement, and leadership; and willingness to work in high-stress situations and under tight legal deadlines.
If you know someone who fits these criteria, please encourage him or her to send the following to Solicitor General Liz Murrill, Louisiana Department of Justice, P.O. Box 94005, Baton Rouge, LA 70804: cover letter containing a statement of interest, resume, official law school transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample.