Wednesday, August 27, 2008

CUNY Immigration Clinic Opening

THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY) SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applicants with a demonstrated commitment to our social justice mission for a tenure-track appointment to lead our Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic (IRRC). IRRC is one of eight programs in the Law School’s renowned clinical program. Students currently work on litigation, policy advocacy, and community education projects in the following areas:
asylum, immigration remedies for survivors of domestic violence, immigrant labor, and deportation of immigrants with criminal convictions. Through its docket and curriculum, IRRC emphasizes legal support for community-based political organizing.

Duties include working collaboratively with other teachers in the clinical program; direct supervision of third-year students in client representation and project work; development of curriculum, simulations, and advocacy materials; and joint classroom teaching. Faculty members are expected to achieve excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service to the school and community.

Since its founding in 1983, the CUNY School of Law’s mission has been to graduate a diverse group of lawyers who are excellent public interest/public service lawyers. Consistent with this mission, the school has developed a rich three-year lawyering curriculum, culminating in experiential coursework that is required for all third-year students.
Recently, the Carnegie Report praised our educational program for the unique way it prepares students for practice through a curriculum that integrates law, lawyering and ethical decision making throughout the curriculum.

We seek a person who shares our commitment to social justice, who thinks deeply about practice models and strategies that work to promote justice. and who brings pedagogical insights to the design of programs to educate the next generation of public interest lawyers.

J.D. degree or its equivalent. A minimum of three years of post-law school work experience is required and five years of such experience is preferred. Substantial experience in trial and appellate deportation defense is strongly preferred. Clinical teaching or supervisory experience is also preferred. A record of scholarship or evidence of the ability to produce scholarship is required.

We will begin to review applications in early fall so interested candidates should apply as soon as possible. Please send resume and cover letter to:

Ms. Maureen McCafferty
Assistant to the Faculty Appointments Committee
City University of New York School of Law at Queens College
65-21 Main Street;
Flushing, NY 11367


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I worked at this clinic for three years following my graduation from CUNY.
The pay is next to nothing (you would make more money as a waiter at Olive Garden and the mostly european- and Jewish-american directors are incredibly patronizing and condescending (they used to make fun of my South Asian accent).

Posted by: Raja Narayanan | Aug 27, 2008 2:36:06 PM

Thats not true at all. Ironically, the Clinical Director is now a South Asian.

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