Notice & Comment

Interested in Challenging the Administrative State? NCLA Seeks Senior and Junior Litigators

Columbia Law Professor Philip Hamburger, author of Is Administrative Law Unlawful?, has started a nonprofit, public interest law firm called the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA). Per this job posting, the NLCA is looking to hire attorneys both at the senior and more junior level. Here’s a description of the NLCA:

Founded by law professor Philip Hamburger, the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) is a non-profit, public-interest law firm, which engages in pro bono litigation to defend the liberty established by the Constitution. NCLA is a brand-new organization, so don’t worry if you have not heard about it before. It focuses primarily on fighting administrative power and conditions on spending where they systematically threaten constitutional freedoms, including the freedom of speech, jury-trial rights, and due process. Rather than resist administrative power each and every place where it threatens substantive rights and interests—that is, instead of always playing defense—NCLA will target key administrative mechanisms that repeatedly and broadly threaten constitutionally protected rights. For example, NCLA will oppose Chevron and Auer deference to administrative agencies—doctrines that threaten judicial independence and unbiased judgment. Coordinating its efforts with other civil rights groups, NCLA will pursue strategic litigation that promises to curtail the administrative state’s threat to civil liberties.

If this sounds like your dream job, check out the position description and application instructions here.

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