Friday, May 31, 2019

UCLA Law Fellowship Announcement

 

UCLA School of Law is hiring a fellow for its new Immigrant Family Legal Clinic to begin in August of 2019.  The position is open to recent law graduates, with a preference for attorneys with at least two years of practice experience. The position is a twelve-month contract, with a potential one-year extension. 

 

The UCLA Immigrant Family Legal Clinic is a unique partnership between the UCLA School of Law and the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Located on the campus of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in the heart of Koreatown, the clinic serves students at the six public schools on the campus, as well as their family members.  We provide individual representation in cases involving immigration relief and workers’ rights.  We also offer legal consultations involving a wider range of legal topics, which we then seek to refer to partner organizations.   In addition, we organize programming and enrichment opportunities related to social justice and legal rights for teachers, students, and families in the RFK community.  We collaborate with non-profit organizations and legal service providers in Koreatown on efforts to empower and serve the broader community, and in time, plan to develop a policy component to the clinic’s docket. 

 

The Fellow will be primarily based on the RFK school campus in Koreatown, and will have three major areas of responsibility:

 

  1. Direct Representation and Docket Management - The Fellow will provide direct representation and assist with the overall management of the clinic’s docket.  This includes:

·      Providing representation for the clinic’s existing clients throughout the year, including

during transitions between semesters and over the summer.

·      Assisting with supervision of law student casework, which will focus primarily on

immigration remedies (particularly asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status) and workers’ rights cases (wage theft and potential labor-related U/T visas)

·      Helping design classes for the clinic seminar related to skills and concepts including

cross-cultural lawyering, community lawyering, and relevant immigration law and

policy topics. 

 

  1. Legal Consultation Services  - The Fellow will provide consultations to RFK students and family members on an ongoing basis.  Some of these consultations will involve limited scope representation and/or preparing warm referrals to partner organizations.

 

  1. Program Development and Outreach  - The Fellow will assist the clinic director in the continued development of relationships within the RFK schools and with community partners.  Responsibilities will include:

·      Planning and presenting regular outreach presentations in the school for teachers,

students, and parents.

·      Meeting regularly with a range of community partners to develop shared initiatives and

referral networks.

·      Assisting with the development and organization of the clinic’s Advisory Board.

·      Developing the policy research and advocacy component of the clinic’s work.

 

 

Qualifications

  • J.D. and licensed to practice law in California
  • Fluency in Spanish.  NOTE: Please do not apply if you do not speak Spanish.  This is a

requirement for the fellowship that cannot be waived 

  • Experience working with low-wage workers, immigrants, refugees, victims of trauma,

and/or incarcerated populations

  • Familiarity with immigration and/or workers’ rights
  • Strong communication skills, with particular sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary settings with minimal direct supervision
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (some nights and weekends)

 

Salary: $43,000-$48,000 (depending on years of experience), plus benefits through UCLA

 

To apply: Please submit your materials (cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and three references) through the UCLA career system here by no later than June 15 (if the link does not take you directly to the job posting, it is #30352).  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to send in materials as soon as possible.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact Nina Rabin, rabin@law.ucla.edu

 

KJ

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