Monday, September 30, 2013
The Cardozo School of Law’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic is interested in hiring an attorney as a Clinical Teaching Fellow to start in spring or fall 2014. The fellow’s responsibilities would include some combination of the following:
• work on deportation defense, or related cases, in the immigration and federal courts;
• work on impact litigation and advocacy projects with immigrant community based and national advocacy organizations;
• supervise clinic students on litigation and advocacy projects;
• assist in teaching and administering the clinic seminar; and
• maintain primary responsibility for the clinic docket during the summer session.
The fellow would have significant autonomy to construct her or his own docket of relevant work in accordance with his or her interests and would have the opportunity to take part in the academic life of the law school. This position is ideal for candidates interested in the substantive areas of immigration or criminal law and/or candidates interested in careers in clinical teaching.
The Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo is an in-house year-long intensive live client clinic in which students represent immigrants in a variety of matters but primarily in deportation proceedings in the immigration courts and federal courts. In addition, students have the opportunity to represent immigrant community based and national advocacy organizations engaged in impact projects on cutting edge immigration issues. The clinic’s docket focuses primarily on immigrants facing deportation because of encounters with the criminal justice system and more generally on immigration enforcement issues. You can learn more about the clinic under the “Learn About Our Work” link.
The clinical director, Peter L. Markowitz, a fulltime member of the Cardozo faculty, will be responsible for mentoring, training, and supervising the Clinical Teaching Fellow. This is a one-year position with a potential one-year extension. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits will be provided. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, litigation related writing sample, and list of at least three references (ideally academic and professional) to: Zsuzsanna Toth at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2013. Note, however, that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.