A kind donor who wishes to support the work I am doing has given me a sum of money. From it I hope to, amongst other things, engage a series of interns beginning in the New Year. I envisage month long internships, based with me in Devereux Chambers in Central London. The internships will carry London Living Wage, currently £9.75 per hour.
My thoughts are currently taking shape. They will be better shaped come the New Year. And better shaped still with the help of whoever I appoint. But, for the moment…
I am presently working, in particular, to ensure that Parliament (and through or via it the electorate) controls the process and outcomes of the United Kingdom’s Brexit. But I am also interested in ‘cause lawyering’ more generally. How can we use the law and lawyers to achieve positive change? And how do we engage and engage with non-lawyers in that exercise?
Intern One will help me write a brief for and work with third party technical support to set up a website to advance the project. S/he will help me identify what I should want in terms of architecture, functionality, database, merchant account services, and so on.
Intern Two will explore and report on existing cause-lawyering models and how to drive public engagement in cause lawyering.
An applicant for one of these internships should demonstrate experience of or an interest in the relevant field. Applications are particularly welcome from groups under-represented in the law. And from those who can show they’ve achieved what they’ve achieved by the strength of their own right arm.
Please apply by letter of no more than two pages and single page CV to me at Devereux Chambers. Apply, please, by 9 December 2016 stating your availability from the New Year. I envisage full time but applications for half time or more would also be welcome.
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