Current opening at the National Right to Work Foundation:

  • Law Clerk Positions



2020-2021 Fall, Spring, and Summer Law Clerk Positions

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation provides legal services to protect workers from the abuses of compulsory unionism, and law student clerks will be involved in a variety of tasks intended to serve that purpose. In the clerkship, law students will become familiar with issues under federal labor law and state Right to Work laws, authorized by Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act. Law clerks work directly with staff attorneys, experienced in protecting the legal rights of workers opposed to unionization, who are readily available for guidance, questions, and discussion of ideas regarding cutting-edge constitutional, labor and Right to Work issues.

The clerkship is research-intensive, but also involves other duties, such as drafting legal claims and defenses for staff attorneys’ clients in various forums, ranging from NLRB Regional Offices to U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and, interviewing and counseling, when appropriate, individual workers who seek information and guidance regarding their union-related problems. Ultimately, the law student will be serving the public cause of vindicating individual employee rights, while immersing himself or herself in federal and state labor laws and getting a glimpse at practice and procedure before the NLRB, federal courts, and state administrative agencies, among other forums.

The clerkship is unpaid, but the Foundation will work with a law student’s university so the student can obtain course credit and, when available, funding.

The Foundation is currently accepting applications for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 Law Clerk positions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample to Staff Attorney Frank Garrison at