Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality
The Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) is staffed in part by two paid CUNY Law 2L and 3L Fellows, who may apply in the Spring semester for a position in the following academic year.
The mission of CLORE is to:
- develop programs and scholarship focusing on issues impacting the Latino community in order to educate the legal community and the general public on these issues;
- promote the expansion of equality under the law, regardless of national origin, ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation; and
- develop and implement projects on issues impacting the Latino community, including a Spring Semester Speakers' Series, maintenance of a special collection in the CUNY Law School Library, updating the CLORE webpage, and the development of two special projects on language access and gender equity.
The Fellows are selected each year based on their interest in and work on issues impacting the Latino community, overall academic success in the Law School, strong research and writing skills, strong organizational skills, and public interest commitment to working after graduation on issues impacting the Latino community. THIS IS A PAID POSITION. Fellows will be paid the applicable hourly research assistant rate. Students will work approximately 10-20 hours per week, depending on the projects and the students' schedules.
The CLORE Fellows will work directly with the CLORE Director, Professor Jenny Rivera. During the academic year, they will be responsible for several projects, including:
- research assistance for curricular development of Law School courses and community legal education courses;
- research assistance on various writing and oral presentation projects, e.g. violence against Latinas, language rights and sex discrimination at the workplace, environmental justice, diversity of the legal profession;
- organization and development of speakers programs for the spring semester and a biannual conference; and
- collecting and organizing materials for the CLORE webpage and newsletter.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in serving as a CLORE Fellow, submit the materials listed below in hard copy or by e-mail:
- Law School transcript (list of courses and grades may be submitted in lieu of official transcript)
- The name of your first-year lawyering seminar and legal research professors
- Cover letter detailing experience, skills and interest (e-mail correspondence is acceptable)
Applicants will be sent a confirmation of receipt of the application.
ALL STUDENTS WITH AN INTEREST IN WORKING ON CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
If you have any questions regarding the work and serving as a Fellow, please contact Professor Rivera at 718-340-4304 or email@example.com.