Monday, October 6, 2008

Barry University To Start Immigration Clinic

From Leonard Birdsong:

I am pleased to announce that Barry University will be starting an Immigration Clinic.  Please review the ad and pass it along if you know someone who would be interested.  We will be interviewing at the AALS hiring conference but those slots are going quickly. 

Immigration Clinic Visiting Professor

Barry University School of Law seeks applicants with a demonstrated commitment to clinical legal education for a “look-see” visiting appointment to create an Immigration Clinic. The Immigration Clinic would be the third in-house clinic at the Law School.  Students currently work in the Children and Families Clinic and Earth Advocacy Clinic. 

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.

The initial position would be a visiting faculty position with the hopes of converting the position into a permanent position when the School acquires sufficient funding.  If the position became permanent the faculty member would be on our tenure-track system.  In addition to the teaching responsibilities, the faculty member would be expected to achieve excellence in scholarship and service to the school and community.  The position can begin as soon as January 1, 2009. 

The Barry University is a Dominican Catholic university.  The main campus is in Miami Shores, Florida.  The Barry University School of Law is located in Orlando, Florida, a vibrant and sunny place to live and to attend school. The Law School received full accreditation from the American Bar Association in December 2006. Barry University is an equal opportunity employer and people of color, women and others with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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.  Bar membership and willingness to seek admission to the Middle District of Florida Federal Court.

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:

Leonard Birdsong
Chair Faculty Recruitment Committee
Associate Professor of Law
6441 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807

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