Law

Center for Children’s Advocacy

The Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA) is a non-profit legal service organization that fights for the legal rights of vulnerable children in Connecticut. The Medical-Legal Partnership Project (MLPP) at CCA improves health outcomes for low-income children through interdisciplinary collaboration in the medical setting by addressing patients’ health harming legal needs. The Fellow would work with the MLPP lawyer and physicians at YNHH on projects that seek to diminish the impact of social determinants of health on children and on direct advocacy with patients and families. In the summer 2021,  the Fellow would work specifically on two projects–education advocacy and CCA’s Healthy Homes project.

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Agency website: cca-ct.org


Jerome N. Frank Legal Services (LSO) at Yale Law School

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO) provides legal representation to individuals and organizations in need of legal services but unable to afford private attorneys. The Fellow, supervised by Law School faculty members and participating attorneys, would provide legal representation to clients by writing briefs, interviewing clients, preparing witnesses, trying cases, negotiating settlements, drafting documents, participating in commercial transactions, drafting legislation and regulatory proposals, and arguing appeals in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Connecticut Supreme Court. Eligible students must be currently-enrolled Yale Law School students, and must have completed one semester of law school.

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Agency website: law.yale.edu/lso


Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) at Yale Law School

The Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) is an interdisciplinary, transactional legal clinic that emphasizes collaboration with community organizations to promote economic growth and empowerment in underserved neighborhoods. CED focuses on neighborhood revitalization, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, and financial access. The Fellow, under the supervision of Law School faculty members, would perform transactional legal work for community organizations focused on neighborhood revitalization, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, and financial access.  Eligible students must be currently-enrolled Yale Law School students, and must have completed one semester of law school.

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Agency website: law.yale.edu/ludwig


National Veterans Council for Legal Redress

The National Veterans Council for Legal Redress (NVCLR) works with veterans with less than honorable discharges to have their discharges upgraded so that they can receive benefits.  In addition, NVCLE connects veterans with resources, including vocational support, medical and educational services, as well as meals, clothing, transportaiton, and affordable housing.  NVCLR is seeking a Fellow to serve as a residential housing specialist, or a grant writer.

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Agency website: nvclr.org