The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks third-year law students and recent law school graduates with up to three years' experience to apply for their Munger, Tolles & Olson Legal Fellowship to work on police reform and police practices with a particular focus on gang enforcement, gang injunctions and gang databases. The fellowship will be for a one-year term, to begin no later than September 2018, with the possibility of extension.

The fellowship is generously funded by Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, whose work with the ACLU SoCal led to significant protections for the due process rights of those subject to gang injunctions. The fellow will receive a stipend equivalent to the salary of an ACLU staff attorney of comparable experience, as well as health, dental, vision insurance and sick and vacation leave available to full-time ACLU employees.

About ACLU SoCal

The ACLU of Southern California comprises two organizations: The ACLU of Southern California and the ACLU Foundation of Southern California (collectively "ACLU SoCal"). Founded in 1923, ACLU SoCal has been at the forefront of numerous major efforts for civil liberties, civil rights, and equal justice in California. ACLU SoCal tackles a vast array of issues, including criminal justice, First Amendment, gender equity, reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, immigrants' rights, police practices, education and economic justice. ACLU SoCal has offices in Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire.

Application Guidelines

Please submit resume, cover letter clearly indicating their interest in the Munger Tolles & Olson Legal Fellowship, writing sample, three references, and a law school transcript (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE) to with the subject line "MTO Legal Fellowship," or mail to:

HR Department-MTO Legal Fellowship, Los Angeles Office;
ACLU of Southern California
1313 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Applications encouraged before January 29, 2018, but will be considered until the position is filled.


The ACLU SoCal is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, and encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBT individuals, veterans, and people with arrest records and/or convictions.

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