NHLP Seeks Summer Law Clerk for 2019 to Focus on Rural Housing Issues

The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) is currently accepting applications from current law students for a summer clerkship specifically focused on rural housing issues.

NHLP is seeking a law clerk who has a demonstrated interested in issues impacting rural communities for summer 2019. This clerk would work directly with one senior staff attorney on litigation and policy advocacy concerning affordable housing administered by the Rural Development (RD) mission area of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Litigation topics include the preservation of Rural Development (RD) housing developments and protection of tenant in RD rental housing when owners of the housing have prepaid their U.S.D.A. loans. This position has the potential of being a paid position through successful application to the Dan Bradley Fellowship program.  NHLP will assist with the fellowship application.

This law clerk position will also enjoy the benefits of the general NHLP Summer 2019 Law Clerk Program.

Qualifications and How to Apply

Ideal candidates must possess the following:

  • Outstanding research and writing skills;
  • A strong commitment to working with low-income and underserved populations; and
  • An ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, self-edited writing sample, and 3 references to: Renee Williams, Staff Attorney, Please describe your interest in rural housing issues (or rural issues generally) in your cover letter.


Please submit your application materials by e-mail no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific on March 8, 2019.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

NHLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates who would contribute to our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.