Thursday, June 27, 2019

Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice Seeks Practitioner in Residence for New Immigration Project


Seton Hall University School of Law has an immediate opening for a full-time experienced immigration 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 position with an initial one-year appointment, renewable for an additional year 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; health justice; immigrants’ rights/international human rights; and impact litigation.  In addition, the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic is part of the new Detention, Deportation, and Defense Initiative (DDDI) funded by the state of New Jersey to increase levels of legal representation for detained immigrants.  With support from the Essex County Board of Freeholders, we now seek to hire an additional Practitioner in Residence to expand legal representation for detained immigrants at the Essex County Correctional Facility.  The Practitioner in Residence will represent detained immigrants before the immigration court and Board of Immigration Appeals.  The Practitioner in Residence will work with Professors and Practitioners in the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic, along with a dedicated paralegal and student externs.

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
  • Strong preference for bilingual English/Spanish applicants

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, but interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references no later than July 10, 2019 to Professor Lori A. Nessel, Director of the Center for Social Justice, at


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