Here’s an opportunity to learn the basics while furthering the work of the premier pro-life bioethics law firm in the country:

Legal Extern
Americans United for Life, a national public-interest bioethics law firm defending human life through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts, is seeking two highly-qualified and motivated law students to serve as legal externs during the fall semester. The externships are unpaid and may be undertaken for credit (as approved by their law school) or to fulfill other graduation requirements.
Start date is September 2007.

See page 2 for qualifications and contact info.
(Recall Dan McConchie is VP and Exec. Dir.)


  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision. Candidates are not required to be in the Chicago area, but must be available by telephone and email.
    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Externs will work closely with AUL attorneys in researching, drafting, and editing scholarly articles. These articles will be published in a variety of resources and venues including AUL’s Defending Life (a comprehensive state by state guide to life issues), a new volume on state supreme courts, law reviews, national magazines, and websites.
  • Legal research and drafting of amicus briefs and educational material on life issues including abortion, bioethics, healthcare rights of conscience, and the end-of-life.
    Contact: Denise M. Burke, Vice President & Legal Director
    (312) 568-4740
    Interested candidates should email a resume to
    Starting Date: September 2007

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