Current opening at the National Right to Work Foundation:

  • 2023 Law Clerk Positions


2023 Law Clerk Positions

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation provides legal services to protect workers from the abuses of compulsory unionism. Its law clerks perform a variety of tasks serving that purpose. Law students, or recent law school graduates not yet admitted to practice, will become familiar with issues of constitutional and labor law. Law clerks work directly with staff attorneys, experienced in protecting the legal rights of workers opposed to unionization, who are available for guidance, questions, and discussion of ideas regarding cutting-edge constitutional and labor law 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 clerk 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 Foundation will work with a law student’s university so the student can obtain course credit and, when available, funding. The Foundation may be willing to pay outstanding applicants.

The Foundation is currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2023 Law Clerk positions. Please send a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample and law school transcript to Legal Director William Messenger at