May 26, 2010 8:53AM

Use Your Law Deferment to Work for Liberty!

For almost a year now, Cato has been running a highly successful deferred legal associate program. Talented recent law school grads have come to work for us during the time that their law firms have “deferred” their start dates (from a few months to a full year), with commensurate stipends. Now that we’re reaching the end of law school graduation season, I thought I’d put out another call for more such individuals. We can always use the the extra brain, you can always use Cato on your resume, and your firms can always use your getting substantive legal experience — we all win!

And so, the Cato Institute invites graduating (and recently graduated) law students and others facing firm deferrals — or simply a period of unemployment — to apply to work at our Center for Constitutional Studies. This is an opportunity to assist projects ranging from Supreme Court amicus briefs to policy papers to the Cato Supreme Court Review. Start/​end dates are flexible and there are openings immediately available. Interested students and graduates should email a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample, along with any specific details of their availability to Jonathan Blanks at jblanks@​cato.​org. Note again that this announcement is for a non‐​paying job: we’ll give you a workspace, good experience, and an entree into the DC policy world, but we will not help your financial bottom line. You don’t have to be a deferred law firm associate per se, but you do have to be able to afford not being paid by us.

Please feel free to pass the above information to your friends and colleagues.

For information on Cato’s programs for non‐​graduating students, contact Joey Coon at jcoon@​cato.​org.