Wednesday, April 12, 2023
The University of Houston is looking for clinical supervisors/staff attorneys for its immigration clinic. Brush off that resume and give it a go!
Legal Clinic Supervisor - (STA012090)
Supervises legal representation of clients by law students participating in a legal aid clinic in the College of Law. Works closely with the director of clinical programs and the director of each applicable legal clinic.
- Supervises law students providing legal advice and representation to clients and provides functional advice and training regarding a variety of legal projects.
- Reviews and evaluates student work in all aspects of legal representation of clients, including, but not limited to, interviewing and counseling clients, research, legal document preparation, and court hearings and proceedings.
- Responsible for managing cases in progress between semesters.
- Plans and conducts community outreach activities, including, but not limited to, "know your rights" presentations.
- Performs other job-related duties as required.
Additional Job Posting Information:
- This legal clinic supervisor will supervise clinic students and represent clients in the Law Center’s Immigration Clinic and work on projects as assigned by the director of the Immigration Clinic. The Immigration Clinic handles all types of family‐based and humanitarian cases, with emphasis on asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture cases, in addition to other violence‐related claims, such as Violence Against Women Act, Special Immigrant Juvenile cases, humanitarian parole, bond, and victims’ visas (U and T visas).
- A strong candidate will have at least one year of practice in humanitarian or family-based immigration. Representation of clients with asylum/withholding/CAT claims and experience in removal defense is preferred.
- A strong candidate will have teaching or mentoring experience.
- Spanish language fluency or competency is preferred.
- The position is contingent on availability of grant funding.
- The initial term of the position is two years. The position may be extended at the end of the initial term contingent on continued need for the position, availability of grant funding, and favorable employee performance evaluations.
- All candidates must have a J.D. degree and be licensed to practice law.
- This search is coordinated by the Law Center Clinical Programs. In addition to the formal application made in response to this posting, applicants should send the office a short email to this email address: [email protected]. Please express your interest and attach a cover letter, your resume or curriculum vitae, and a writing sample to that email.