Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Job Announcement: Univ. of Wyoming Legal Fellow

Center for International Human Rights Law & Advocacy at the University of Wyoming (UW) College of Law Legal Fellow

The Center for International Human Rights Law & Advocacy at the University of Wyoming (UW) College of Law is hiring a Legal Fellow to begin in the fall of 2023. The Robert J. Golten Fellowship was created in 2013 to honor the work of Bob Golten, a leader in the field of international human rights law who inspired generations of human rights advocates and immigration lawyers and helped to found the Center for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy at the University of Wyoming. See https://www.uwyo.edu/law/centers/ihrla/index.html  

Working with the Center, the Fellow will be expected to:

  • Advocate for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Wyoming who encounter immigration issues during their studies at UW;
  • Track relevant immigration laws, conduct information sessions for the university community, and coordinate with university staff responsible for visas, insurance and other legal compliance related to non-U.S. nationals on campus;
  • Time permitting, advise and educate the broader Wyoming community with regard to immigration rights and benefits;
  • Co-teach the International Human Rights Clinic with Professor Jerry Fowler;
  • Assist in the administration of the Center’s summer internship program (Bernstein Fellows) and help with Jessup (International Law) Moot court team.
  • Travel with UW students and faculty to advance the clinic and internship program;
  • Assist the faculty director of the Center for International Human Rights Law & Advocacy in additional domestic and international human rights advocacy;

Start date: September 1, 2023

Duration: 10 months

Pay: $4800 monthly*

Requirements: Member of a bar in good standing, minimum 2 years experience in immigration or human rights law, ability to speak Spanish is a plus

Apply with a CV and letter of interest by July 28, 2023 to: Professor Noah Novogrodsky, [email protected]

*Resources permitting, the position will be converted into a twenty-month fellowship, running through May 1, 2025.  The $4800 monthly stipend represents $4500 in regular pay and a $300 additional stipend to offset the cost of healthcare.


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