Skadden Fellowship Sponsorship


Skadden Fellowship Sponsorship Announcement

Legal Aid at Work is pleased to invite applications for sponsorship of a Skadden Fellow for the two-year period beginning in September 2022.  The two-year fellowship offers recent law school graduates the opportunity to obtain training in litigation, the provision of direct legal services, as well as many other aspects of public interest practice.  The Skadden Fellowship Foundation awards approximately 28 fellowships per year to graduating law students and outgoing judicial clerks.

Legal Aid at Work seeks to protect and expand the rights of low-wage workers, utilizing an array of strategies including impact litigation, direct services, legislative advocacy, and policy work.  Our docket covers a wide range of law reform and impact cases in the areas of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, military and/or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault, disability, national origin, language, and/or citizenship along with family and medical leave, disability leaves and accommodations, wage and hour and Title IX enforcement. Our direct services work includes advice, counsel and limited representation to thousands of individuals each year on a broad range of legal issues related to employment.  Interested individuals can find more information about Legal Aid at Work’s programs and projects on our website,

Applicants are encouraged to propose and discuss project ideas in the program area(s) that they have a strong and demonstrated interest in and which address the needs faced by Legal Aid at Work’s clients. Criteria for sponsorship include the following:

    • Demonstrated commitment to our mission and experience working with low-income clients.
    • Established knowledge of and interest in employment, and/or civil rights law.
    • Excellent communications skills, with a strong preference for fully bilingual English/Spanish capability.
    • Strong academic performance; and excellent legal research and writing skills.
    • Proven ability to work independently and cooperatively with others.
    • Membership in the California Bar is preferred.

Legal Aid at Work will accept applications in Spring 2021 (at a date to be determined).  We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply.  Please include a detailed cover letter describing your interest in the organization and the fellowship as well as the commitment you have to the issues our clients face.  Send it along with your résumé, law school transcript, a list of three references, and one writing sample to:

Skadden Fellowship Committee, Legal Aid at Work. Email:  [email protected]

LAAW is a unionized workplace and is represented by Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20 IFPTE.  The union contract and salary scales can be found here

Legal Aid at Work is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. Our complete EEO policy statement and further information concerning the organization and its programs can be found at  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Legal Aid at Work will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Legal Aid at Work is an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.