Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Immigrant Rights Clinic at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, is seeking to hire a full time Staff Attorney / Fellow to start sometime in the summer or fall of 2016. The start date is flexible. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, contingent on obtaining funding. The fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Anju Gupta, Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic.
The fellow will work within the Immigrant Legal Services & Policy Project, an initiative funded by the Rutgers-Newark Chancellor’s Office, in collaboration with the American Friends Service Committee’s Immigrant Rights Program. The fellow will represent unaccompanied minors before the Newark Immigration Court or Newark Asylum Office or adults with children in the Newark Immigration Court’s priority docket and will train and support pro bono attorneys engaging in such representation. The fellow will also engage in outreach and education efforts around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs and may represent individuals seeking these forms of relief, depending on the outcome of pending Supreme Court litigation. The fellow will recruit and supervise student volunteers and will build relationships with community partners.
A J.D. and membership in a bar of any state (NJ bar membership is a plus, though not required)
- Experience in immigration law, particularly experience handling SIJS or asylum cases
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Fluency in another language is a plus, though not required
This is a full time, 12-month position. The salary is $60,000 plus benefits through Rutgers University. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of references no later than March 15, 2016. To apply, go to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/21076