Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Seton Hall Law School Job Opening: Practitioner-in-Residence, Immigration



Seton Hall University School of Law has an immediate opening for a full-time experienced attorney to serve as a Practitioner in Residence in its Center for Social Justice, Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic.  This is a year-round non-teaching position with an initial one-year appointment, renewable contingent on funding.   


The Center for Social Justice is home to the Law School’s vibrant clinical program including: civil litigation; criminal defense and reentry; equal justice; family law; immigrants’ rights/international human rights; impact litigation; and a new medical-legal partnership clinic.  The Practitioner in Residence will work with Professors in the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic who provide direct representation in matters including asylum and Convention Against Torture claims, human trafficking and VAWA cases, detained and non-detained cases before immigration judges, and appeals at the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Third Circuit.  The Clinic also litigates before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights and engages in advocacy and reporting on human rights issues impacting our client population.    


The State of NJ has committed new funds to establish a pilot project aimed at providing pro bono representation to vulnerable immigrants in New Jersey. The Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic is one of four partners in this exciting and innovative project. The Practitioner in Residence will lead the project at the Law School and will represent detained immigrants in Newark and surrounding areas before the immigration courts and Board of Immigration Appeals. The attorney will also coordinate clinical and nonclinical law students providing assistance with the project.


Position requirements:

  • A J.D. and membership in a bar of any state (NJ bar membership is a plus, though not required)
  • At least 3 years’ experience in immigration law
  • 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 $80,000 plus excellent benefits through Seton Hall University. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume at their earliest convenience to Professor Lori A. Nessel, Director of the Center for Social Justice, at lori.nessel@shu.edu.


Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex. The Law School is located in downtown Newark, just a block from Newark Penn Station and a short train ride to NYC.




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