American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Field Placement Website
https://www.laaclu.org/

Description of Field Work
The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. These rights include: First Amendment rights - freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion; the right to equal protection under the law - protection against unlawful discrimination; the right to due process - fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake; right to privacy - freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.

The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.

Externship Requirements
Students interested in the work of the office are encouraged to apply. 

Application Process

Interested students should contact Prof. Linares at halinare@loyno.edu to schedule an appointment. After speaking with Prof. Linares, students will be directed to fill out the Externship Application available at http://law.loyno.edu/externships.  Once cleared by OSEL to apply, students will be given instructions on submitting application materials to the placement.

Loyola's application deadlines for each semester are posted on the homepage of the Externship Program website. However, students should apply early as students are accepted on a rolling basis and placements may be filled prior to the application deadline.

 

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