About the New Civil Liberties Alliance:
Founded in 2017 by Columbia Law School professor Philip Hamburger, the New Civil Liberties Alliance is a nonpartisan, non-profit law firm, which engages in public-interest litigation to defend and restore the liberty established by the U.S. Constitution. NCLA fights unlawful administrative power where it systematically disregards constitutional freedoms, such as jury-trial rights, due process of law, and free speech. Rather than resist administrative power each and every place where it threatens substantive rights and interests—that is, instead of always playing defense—NCLA targets key administrative mechanisms (tools and tactics) that broadly and repeatedly violate constitutionally protected rights. For example, NCLA opposes Chevron deference to administrative agencies, which undermines judicial independence and unbiased judgment. Coordinating with other civil rights groups when possible, NCLA designs strategic litigation to curtail the Administrative State’s depredations of civil liberties—a growing menace.
NCLA seeks experienced trial counsel and top-notch constitutional thinkers for immediate hire who share its passion for restoring constitutional constraints on the Administrative State. While NCLA will consider hiring experienced trial counsel for these roles who are not thoroughly familiar with administrative law principles, we are particularly interested in bringing aboard counsel with academic or other high-level experience thinking through the most difficult and complex administrative law and constitutional issues. NCLA has been at the forefront of national legal debates over judicial deference doctrines, social media censorship, student loan debt forgiveness, nationwide eviction moratoria, lockdowns, vaccine mandates, natural immunity, speech bans and mandates, structural constitutional flaws with and within federal agencies, delegation/divesting debates, the role of federal guidance, due process of law in administrative adjudications and Title IX tribunals, warrantless surveillance and information gathering, unconstitutional conditions on spending, and more. We need the very best minds to help judges comprehend the myriad problems with unlawful administrative agency governance and then persuade them to adopt statutory constructions and legal understandings that restore the Constitution’s limits to the actions of federal and state bureaucrats. If you are a lawyer who lives, eats, and breathes constitutional law but doesn’t mind getting in the administrative weeds where the Constitution is too often forgotten, then we want to hear from you!