The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is pleased to host full-time, law-school-graduate fellows who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated a commitment to public interest practice and consumer advocacy at our Boston or Washington, D.C. offices. Bar membership is not required, but excellent research, writing, and analytic skills are necessary. NCLC is willing to work with qualified candidates to assist them in preparing their applications to be submitted to foundations, law schools, and other organizations that support fellowship placements.

Fellows will have the opportunity to design a project within NCLC’s practice areas. Activities may include participation in impact litigation, analysis of emerging consumer law issues, legislative and regulatory initiatives, investigative reports, authorship of sections of NCLC’s consumer law treatises, and other advocacy efforts on behalf of low-income consumers.

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to [email protected] with the subject line “Legal Fellowship.”

Meet NCLC Fellows

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Caroline Cohn

Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Nike, Inc.

Caroline Cohn is an Equal Justice Works fellow sponsored by Nike, Inc. Her work focuses on criminal justice debt issues and background reporting. Previously, Caroline served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Carolyn McHugh of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and to the Honorable Judge Carol B. Amon of the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Nicole Cabañez

Skadden Fellow

Her work focuses on improving market access for consumers with limited English proficiency, particularly in debt collection, car loans, and mortgages. She previously worked as an intern in the Enforcement division of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Nketiah Berko

Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by The Rossotti Foundation

Nketiah “Ink” Berko will join NCLC in September, 2023, as an Equal Justice Works fellow, sponsored by The Rossotti Foundation. He will work with legal services programs in the Washington, D.C., area to provide legal advocacy and representation to Black residents at risk of losing family homes because of unclear or encumbered titles. He holds a B.A. from Tulane University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

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