Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Clinical Teaching Fellow for Immigrant Rights Clinic University of Baltimore School of Law

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for an anticipated position as Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Immigrant Rights Clinic to start on or about June 1, 2011. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching. The application deadline is February 1, 2011. The Immigrant Rights Clinic represents clients in all stages of immigration proceedings. While the clinic has focused on asylum cases, the clinic also sometimes handles cases seeking relief for unaccompanied minors, victims of human trafficking, or battered immigrants. The IRC Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of clinic students representing clients and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with the clinic Director. Fellows are also given opportunities to pursue their professional goals, including time and support for scholarly writing. This Fellowship is particularly suitable for lawyers who want to embark on careers in law teaching. This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and is potentially renewable for one additional year under certain circumstances. Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer, primarily in the area of immigration law; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; a commitment to work for low income clients; and a strong interest in teaching. Fellows must be members of a state bar before commencement of the fellowship. Salary: The current salary is $50,000 for the first year, and $53,000 for the second year. The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, health insurance, research support, and a travel allowance. To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae (including references), and writing sample, either by mail or electronically, to: Anjum Gupta Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic University of Baltimore School of Law 40 W. Chase Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 Phone: 410-837-5706; Fax: 410-837-4776


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