June 10, 2005
Clinical Teaching Fellowship
Stanford Law School's Immigrants' Rights Clinic seeks applicants for a two-year clinical teaching fellowship. The fellowship provides applicants with the opportunity to learn to teach law in a clinical setting while working on individual cases representing non-citizens in a variety of proceedings. After a training period, the Fellow will supervise law students enrolled in the Immigrants' Rights Clinic.
Interested applicants must have 2 to 5 years experience practicing law, and must have represented non-citizens in immigration court for at least 1 to 2 years. Individuals with language capacity in an Asian language (Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, etc.) or Spanish are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Immigrants' Rights Clinic was established in 2004 by Associate Professor of Law Jayashri Srikantiah. Students in the clinic represent individual non-citizens and conduct legal advocacy, and receive an intense educational experience under the close supervision of their clinical supervisor. The Clinic represents individual clients in a variety of matters, including naturalization proceedings, immigration court hearings on behalf of non-citizens with criminal convictions, and applications to secure status for non-citizen survivors of domestic violence. The Clinic also conducts legal advocacy on behalf of immigrants' rights organizations in a variety of areas, including advocating for immigrants in detention, assisting local organizations with grassroots organizing, developing and distributing know-your-rights materials, and enabling immigrants' rights groups to access legal services.
Subject to the fellow's availability, the fellowship term will begin in September, 2005. Applicants must have demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering and immigrants' rights advocacy. Applicants must also possess strong academic credentials. The salary is competitive with other public interest fellowships, commensurate with experience.
Complete applications are due by July 8, 2005 to Professor Jayashri Srikantiah, Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California, 94305-8610 or can be sent electronically to email@example.com. Applications should include:
· A short statement (one page) describing: (1) prior experience in providing legal services to non-citizens; (2) other public interest experience; (3) aspirations for future public interest and/or clinical legal education work; and (4) information relevant to the applicant's potential for clinical supervision and teaching;
· Writing sample (10 – 15 pages);
· List of at least three references; and
· Law school transcript.
More information about the Immigrants Rights' Clinic can be found at www.law.stanford.edu/clinics/irc. Stanford Law School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other prohibited category. Stanford strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.
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