George R. Murphy Public Interest Fellowship

Murphy Anderson PLLC is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 George R. Murphy Public Interest Fellowship.

The fellowship offers recent law school graduates or judicial clerks the opportunity to litigate important public interest cases at Murphy Anderson PLLC. Murphy Anderson is a fast-paced small firm with a collegial office environment. The fellowship is a one-year position, with an option at the firm’s discretion, for a one-year extension.

The George R. Murphy Fellow will work on cases concerning union labor law, wage-and–hour law, employee benefits, and whistleblower law. The fellow will be exposed to all aspects and stages of litigation, from developing and investigating cases, interviewing clients, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, negotiating settlements, appearing in court, and working on appeals.

The fellowship is named after firm senior partner and labor law legend George R. Murphy, who has trained public interest lawyers to be creative, zealous and ethical advocates for their clients and to advance the law to protect workers and promote social justice.

Recent law graduates and judicial clerks are eligible to apply. This is a great opportunity for 2020 graduates who plan to start a clerkship in Fall 2021. Applicants for the George R. Murphy Fellowship must have a demonstrated commitment to the public interest, in particular representing workers and their unions. Strong academic credentials and writing skills are essential. Spanish speaking skills are a plus. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate would be able to start employment on or about September 1, 2020.

Fellowship salary is $85,000/year plus health care benefits.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, reference list, and law school transcript to Mark Hanna by email to mhanna@murphypllc.com. Applications should be received no later than December 31, 2019, but a fellow is often hired before the deadline. Interviews will occur on an ongoing basis until the fellow is hired.

Summer Clerks

Murphy Anderson periodically hires summer clerks. We hire our summer clerks through the Peggy Browning Fund.