12 Oxford Street Apt. 9
Cambridge, MA 02138
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Candidate for J.D., June 2011
Activities: Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, B.A. in Sociology with Honors, June 2006
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Activities: Breaking Barriers, President
TENANT ADVOCACY PROJECT, Cambridge, MA
Intake Committee Fall 2009 – Present
Review potential cases for student representation including preliminary factual investigation and legal research.
Assess viability of cases and make strategic determinations about which to accept based on available resources and
potential to impact the outcome.
Student Advocate Fall 2008 – Present
Represent public housing residents and applicants at grievance panel hearings and administrative appeals. Prepare
clients and witnesses for hearings. Gather supporting documents including medical records, affidavits and police
reports. Negotiate with local housing authorities on behalf of clients. Advise members of the public about landlord-
tenant law and their housing rights.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR LAW AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE, New York, NY Summer 2009
Assisted with fact development for litigation by interviewing potential named plaintiffs. Conducted research and
wrote legal memos on public benefits law and issues relating to federal and state court litigation. Drafted motion for
preliminary injunction. Catalogued documents produced by defendants in discovery.
HALT, INC., Washington, DC 2006 – 2008
Researched and wrote opinion editorials and issue briefs. Drafted and submitted comments to state courts and bar
associations. Prepared six- to 10-page self-help guides for consumers that explain legal topics in plain language.
Composed letters of inquiry, proposal narratives and project budgets. Coordinated major donor relations and
EMPLOYMENT JUSTICE CENTER, Washington, DC 2007 – 2008
Interviewed low-income workers about workplace problems. Consulted with experienced employment law attorneys
about legal advice and aid to offer workers. Assisted workers in drafting demand letters, filing complaint forms with
administrative agencies, and preparing pleadings.
Enjoy public service, dancing, swimming and watching movies.
34 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143
email@example.com • 617-495-3108
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, J.D. candidate, June 2010
Activities: Harvard Real Estate Association, Speakers Chair
Harvard Law Entrepreneurs, Director of Public Interest Programs and Events
Harvard Law School Student Government, 2L Representative
2008 Public Interest Auction, Faculty Committee Chair
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, B.A. magna cum laude in History and Literature, Spanish Citation, June 2004
Honors: The David Rockefeller Center, Real Colegio, and The Center for European Studies thesis grants
Harvard College and Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Scholarships
Dunster House Prize, for leadership and house spirit
Activities: Pedagogy Committee of Curricular Review
Harvard College Fund, Senior Gift House Chair
Thesis: In His Time: Ernest Hemingway, the Spanish Civil War, and the 1930s
Study Abroad: New York University, Madrid, Spain, Summer 2001
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, New York, NY
Southern District, Criminal Division, Violent Crimes Unit Summer 2008
Worked on successful four-defendant murder trial involving narcotics conspiracy. Researched and drafted legal
memoranda for pre-trial motions and on evidentiary issues. Observed courtroom proceedings. Reviewed trial records
and transcript. Researched case law on murder motives and found Second Circuit opinion that was incorporated into
jury instructions. Helped write facts section of appellate brief. Drafted government’s brief in response to habeas corpus
petition in narcotics case.
HARLEM SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL, New York, NY
Director of Instructional Development 2006-2007
School Culture, Policies, and Operations
Member of six-person start-up team that opened elementary charter school in eight months for 155 students. Authored
school policies and co-designed implementation systems. Requested material changes to charter. Managed staff.
Faculty Recruitment and Training
Executed strategy for highly competitive faculty recruitment. Orchestrated three-week faculty orientation for 14 founding
faculty members. Wrote 30-page teacher manual. Monitored staff development and oversaw certification.
Instruction and Reporting
Supervised in-house curricula development. Led initiative to increase nightly reading by 60%. Monitored assessments to
target instruction. Oversaw intensive tutoring program. Coordinated special education services and compliance.
NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER EVA MOSKOWITZ, New York, NY
Education Policy Analyst for Eva Moskowitz, Chair of the New York City Council Education Committee 2005
Managed heavy caseload that included school placement and safety issues. Maintained 24-hour response time. Submitted
information requests and prepared briefing papers for hearings. Organized forums and negotiated with advocacy groups.
EVA MOSKOWITZ FOR MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT, New York, NY
Volunteer Coordinator 2005
Led parent outreach effort and directed five-day blitz at 20 politically strategic schools for Democratic primary campaign.
Fluent in Spanish (native). Interests include Vinyasa yoga, new restaurants, and urban development. Travel in Europe,
South America, and Asia.
19 Upland Road, Apt. 17
Cambridge, MA 02138
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, J.D. candidate, 2008
Activities: Human Rights Law Journal
Law School Council, Section Representative
Amnesty International, Co-chair
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, B.A. in Economics, 2002
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
magna cum laude
R. David Prize for outstanding community service
Activities: Princeton Journal of Human Rights, Editor
Princeton College Council
Admissions Office Tour Guide
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, Egypt, Fall 2000
Intensive study of Arabic history and culture as part of semester abroad program.
TENANT ADVOCACY PROJECT, Cambridge, MA Fall 2005–Present
Represent low-income tenants before the Cambridge Rent Control Board. Perform client interviews. Mediate disputes. Advise
tenants of legal rights under the statutes of the city of Cambridge.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, Geneva, Switzerland Summer 2005
Monitored United Nations conferences. Drafted internal memoranda and reports. Researched international human rights statutes.
Fielded phone calls regarding alleged human rights violations in Central America.
NEW JERSEY COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, Princeton, NJ 2002–2005
Investigated employment and housing charges of discrimination. Conducted fact-finding conferences. Negotiated settlements
between disputing parties. Researched applicable state and federal law. Drafted official investigatory reports for the
PROF. DOUG PARKER, DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 2001–2002
Led weekly review sections for fifteen students and held office hours for “Law and Public Policy” seminar. Graded papers.
Note, “International Human Rights: Emerging Trends Behind the Iron Curtain,” 42 Human Rights Journal 25 (2005).
Working knowledge of Punjabi and Spanish.
Enjoy photography, bhangra and hip hop.
53 Elm Street, Apt. 2 * Somerville, MA 02143 * Tel: 415.577.9378 * firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, J.D. candidate, June 2008
Activities: Harvard Law Review, Treasurer
Law School Council, Vice President
Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Research Assistant
Multiracial Law Students’ Association, Co-Founder and Co-Chair
Black Law Students’ Association
Gary Bellow Public Service Award Committee
YALE UNIVERSITY, B.A. with Distinction in Political Science, May 2002
Honors: Yale Beta Rho Chapter, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society
Yale Club of Boston Scholarship
National Achievement Scholar
Activities: Community Problem Solving, Co-Director
Circa Blue (social/community service group), President
America Reads Challenge, Tutor
State of Connecticut, Office of the Public Defender, Judicial Intern
EXPERIENCE SOUTHERN CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, Atlanta, GA Summer 2006
Researched legal issues for several death penalty cases, drafted corresponding memoranda and wrote section of appellate
brief. Performed inmate interviews, observed court proceedings and investigated private probation systems in indigent
defense cases in Georgia.
TENANT ADVOCACY PROJECT, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 2005-2006
Represented low-income tenants before the Cambridge and Boston Housing Authorities. Performed client interviews and
case research. Advised tenants of legal rights under state and local law.
PACIFIC COMMUNITY VENTURES, San Francisco, CA
Community development venture firm investing in businesses based in low-income communities.
Manager, Marketing & Business Development 2004-2005
Developed and maintained strategic partnerships to support portfolio companies and analyzed social return data.
Handled marketing, communications and public relations, including website redesign and major fundraising event.
Managed external event, web and public relations consultants.
Manager, Operations & Marketing 2003-2004
Conducted financial reporting and operating budget of almost $1M for the nonprofit organization. Worked with President
on fund development strategy and execution. Developed and produced PCV’s first annual report and marketing materials.
Oversaw administrative staff.
MAGICBEANSTALK.COM, INC., New York, NY 2003-2004
Manager, Finance & Administration
Implemented financial & administrative policies and procedures, served as contact for investor relations and managed
administrative staff. Created relationships with legal, accounting and insurance firms.
HOLT, WEXLER & FARNAM, LLP, New Haven, CT 2001-2002
Performed research and drafted legislative and grant proposals for local consulting firm specializing in urban policy and
economic development. Served as lead in drafting grant proposal to secure funding for a computer-training program at a
local community organization.
HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION, New York, NY Summer 2001
New York City Government Scholars Program
Helped to author sections of report regarding implementation of recent welfare reforms. Conducted data analysis
and on-site research at pilot Job Centers.
ACTIVITIES Big Brothers/Big Sisters of San Francisco and the Peninsula, Mentor (2002-2004)
Hands On San Francisco, Volunteer and selected TeamWorks participant (2003-2004)
National Conference for Community & Justice (NCCJ), Volunteer (2001 -2002)
INTERESTS Community economic development, criminal justice, mentoring, tennis, drawing and painting.
Participant in cultural and student exchange programs in Moscow, Russia and South Africa.