Monday, March 27, 2017

Immigrant Rights Attorney Position at Rutgers Law School

Rutgers Law School seeks Full-Time Immigrant Rights Attorney

Rutgers Law School is seeking to hire a Full-Time Immigrant Rights Attorney. The attorney will be paid $75,000/year plus benefits. The position is initially for one year, though it is anticipated that funding will continue for a second year. The precise start date is flexible.

The Immigrant Rights Attorney will work closely with Law School clinical faculty on both the Newark and Camden campuses to provide direct representation and coordinate pro-bono assistance to members of the Rutgers University community as well as members of neighboring communities. In addition, the attorney will engage in community outreach and provide research support for New Jersey non-profits responding to changing immigration policies.  The Immigrant Rights Attorney will be expected to conduct outreach statewide. A travel budget will be provided

Minimum qualifications:

  • A license to practice law, with good standing, in any state.
  • A driver’s license and access to a car.
  • At least three years’ experience in immigration law.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired qualifications:

  • Fluency in a second language.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of references immediately. The cover letter should describe the applicant’s ability to meet the minimum and desired qualifications, as well as set forth a desired start date, indicating any flexibility.

Rutgers University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff.  Applications from women, minorities, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged.  Rutgers is an EEO/AA employer. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will be open until filled.  To apply, please go to


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