January 30, 2009
Two Job Announcements - Seton Hall Law School's Center for Social Justice
The Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall University School of Law, located in Newark, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the job openings listed below. The Center is home to eight clinics, as well as the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project, the Urban Revitalization Project and a large pro bono program. The clinics focus on the following areas: predatory lending and foreclosure, education and prison reform, challenges to various aspects of the ‘War on Terror”, impact litigation, family law, immigration and human rights, immigrant workers’ rights, and juvenile justice.
The positions include a generous salary and compensation package. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Review of applications will begin February 16, 2009, and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and a writing sample to Denise Verzella, Administrative Director, Center for Social Justice, Seton Hall University School of Law, 833 McCarter Highway, Newark, New Jersey 07102 or via e-mail. Please indicate for which position(s) you are applying.
Seton Hall's Law School is located in the heart of downtown Newark. It is one block from Newark Penn Station (with trains and subway service to many parts of New Jersey and to New York City), one block from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and within walking distance of the state and federal courthouses, museums, and restaurants. Manhattan is a short train ride away. For more information on the clinical programs with the Center for Social Justice, visit the Center’s website and click here for more information on Seton Hall University School of Law. Seton Hall University is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.
International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project
May 2009 to July 2010
Seton Hall University School of Law is seeking applications for a Practitioner-in-Residence for the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project within its Center for Social Justice from May 2009 to July 2010 with the expectation of renewal of the position for one additional year.
The Practitioner-in-Residence will work in collaboration with faculty in at least two sections of the Center for Social Justice: the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic and the section of the Civil Litigation Clinic focusing on civil rights and challenges to “the War on Terror.” The Immigration & Human Rights Clinic focuses on representation in claims arising under the Refugee and Torture Conventions, the Violence Against Women Act, Trafficking Victim Protection Act, human rights complaints before international tribunals, and field work on human rights and comparative refugee law issues The Civil Litigation Clinic docket includes civil rights litigation, labor issues relating to human trafficking, challenges to immigration raids and local enforcement of immigration laws, and challenges to various aspects of the “war on terror.” In addition, the clinic is one of the counsel in the Guantanamo Bay detainee litigation.
The Practitioner–in-Residence will take a multi-disciplinary approach to protecting the rights of immigrant communities in New Jersey, with a special focus on immigrant women. Examples of cases/projects undertaken by the Project include drafting amicus briefs before state and federal courts raising novel human rights arguments in cases impacting immigrant communities in New Jersey; drafting a model brief for immigration advocates regarding principles of family reunification and the best interests of the child under human rights law; representing individuals and groups who were arrested in Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids; drafting and coordinating oral and written submissions with immigrants’ rights groups across the country for the U.S. visit of the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants; representing individual clients in asylum and trafficking cases; and preparing “Know Your Rights” materials.
Although the Practitioner-in-Residence will not be responsible for teaching a clinic section, she will supervise second-year students enrolled in Seton Hall Law School’s externship program, as well as first and second-year students participating in the school’s Pro Bono Program as they work on the Practitioner’s litigation and advocacy projects.
All applicants must be members of a state Bar; New Jersey bar membership is strongly preferred but not required. All applicants should have a strong academic record, an ability to be proactive and work independently, excellent litigation skills, and outstanding written and oral communication skills. We welcome applications from those with at least five years of experience working in one or more of the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project’s areas of concentration.
Civil Litigation Clinic
July 2009 to July 2011
Seton Hall University School of Law is seeking applications for a Clinical Fellow to work in our Center for Social Justice from July 2009 until July 2011. The Clinical Fellow will work with two sections of the Civil Litigation Clinic that focus on civil rights impact litigation. The Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to gain clinical teaching and public interest litigation experience in a supportive law school environment, while working closely with Professors in the Civil Litigation Clinics.
The Clinical Fellow will assist with client intake, all aspects of civil litigation, supervision of clinical students, and the teaching of clinical seminars. In addition, the Clinical Fellow may be responsible for the preparation of colloquia and community training manuals, networking with community and civil rights advocacy groups, and full case coverage during the summer months.
All applicants must be members of a state Bar; New Jersey bar membership is preferred but not required. All applicants should have a strong academic record, and excellent writing and oral communication skills. We welcome applications from new attorneys; preference will be given to applicants who had a clinical experience or other public interest service during law school, and/or have relevant post-graduate legal experience, including a clerkship.
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