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Pacific Legal Foundation

Summer Liberty Clerkships

  • Type: Fellowship
  • Discipline: Litigation
  • Contact:
  • Location: 930 G Street Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2019


As Pacific Legal Foundation marches toward its 50th anniversary, the organizing is redefining what it means to be a public interest law firm. PLF attorneys identify and litigate important legal issues to set landmark precedent that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, PLF battles for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.

PLF attorneys continue to bring and win cases in the United States Supreme Court. Again this year, PLF will be arguing two important cases before the nation’s highest court.

Simply put, PLF knows how to get cases to the Supreme Court and we know how to win. Sound like the reason you went to law school? Then you ought to apply for our clerkship program.

PLF seeks highly motivated, principled, and liberty-minded law students for paid, full-time summer clerkships, June through August 2019, in each of our offices: Sacramento, California; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; and Washington, DC.

PLF’s law clerk program encourages and requires active involvement in on-going litigation, provides an introduction into the field of public-interest law, and offers a unique opportunity to study the constitutional and philosophical framework of liberty. PLF law clerks receive hands-on training, as they perform legal research and writing projects in

PLF’s three litigation areas: Property Rights, Personal Liberties, and Procedural Guarantees. Clerks are paid $16/hour.

If you share a passion to use your skills to vindicate the principles of freedom and individual liberty, you should learn what it takes to be a PLF litigator.

How to apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references via email, fax, or mail. Please include “2019 Summer Law Clerks, PLF–[Your Name]” in the subject line.

Send all materials to:

Ms. Tawnda Elling
Hiring Secretary
Pacific Legal Foundation
930 G Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Phone: 916.419.7111
Fax: 916.419.7747


Applications are considered in the order received.

Pacific Legal Foundation
Sacramento, CA