Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowships -- Application Period Now Open

When you hear Immigrant Justice Corps, your first thought might be of it's Justice Fellowships aimed at "promising lawyers who are passionate about immigrants' rights".

You may not be aware the the IJC also has Community Fellowships, which are geared to "recent college graduates" in lieu of attorneys. The IJC Community Fellowships are for recent grads "with the linguistic skills, passion, and cultural competency to work with diverse immigrant communities." And applications for this program just opened on Monday.

An opportunity to be aware of for those qualified recent grads in your life.


January 13, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Job Announcement: Immigration Clinic Tenure/Tenure Track @ Brooklyn Law

Brooklyn Law School invites applications for the Director of our immigration clinic (now known as the Safe Harbor Project). The Law School is looking for an outstanding teacher, lawyer, scholar, and leader who will join our faculty and our clinical program.  We are seeking candidates who either currently meet or will soon meet our specialized tenure standard.

The Safe Harbor Project began in 1997. During that time, BLS students have represented hundreds of clients in a wide range of types of immigration matters, although its primary docket consists of applications for asylum and other humanitarian relief.  More than 350 students have participated in the clinic, many of whom now are leaders in the immigration lawyer’s community in New York or who continue to represent immigration clients pro bono. 

The Director will have full control over the direction, focus, design and priorities of the Clinic.  The Director will be responsible for overseeing every aspect of the Clinic’s work including developing the docket, supervising clinic students and teaching the required seminar. The Director also will also teach at least one non-clinical course per year.

The Director will join our accomplished group of clinical faculty members who teach in our eight in-house clinics and direct our externships. The Law School strongly supports, and is known for, its clinics, taking great pride in their accomplishments.  This year marked the 50th anniversary of clinic programs at BLS.

The Law School’s commitment to public interest and public service is longstanding and deep so that the Director also will have opportunities to mentor student pro bono organizations and to participate in local, state and national projects relating to immigration.  The Law School supports and encourages the scholarship of all faculty through generous summer stipends, research assistance and pre-tenure leaves.

Brooklyn Law School, founded in 1901, is located in one of the most diverse and vibrant communities in New York.  In the heart of booming downtown Brooklyn, the Law School is within walking distance of all state and federal courts.  BLS students are hardworking, enterprising, always questioning and eager to participate in the “real world.” 


A candidate for this position must have a JD from an ABA-accredited institution, a strong academic record, a current license to practice law, at least five years’ experience in practice, with experience as a clinical teacher strongly preferred. The candidate should be admitted to or eligible for immediate admission to the New York State and/or federal bars.

We seek a new colleague who is creative, curious and self-motivated with an ability to thrive in an academic environment and who has a demonstrated passion for social justice advocacy.

Application Instructions

We hope to find a new Director to take over the clinic no later than fall 2021 but the position will remain open until our search is successful.

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Professor Julian Arato, with the subject line “Clinical Faculty Position.”

Applications are welcome, and will be considered on a rolling basis. We will begin considering applications on February 8, 2021, and can only guarantee full consideration of materials received before that date.

Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

January 12, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Job Announcement: Clinical Immigration Fellowship at Cardozo Law

The Cardozo School of Law’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic is interested in hiring an attorney as a Clinical Teaching Fellow to begin in summer 2021. Past fellows have generally had 3-5 years of practice experience prior to coming to the clinic and have generally worked with the clinic for 2-3 years. The annual salary for fellows is $72,000 with full benefits.

The fellow’s core responsibilities would include a combination of the following:

  • work on deportation defense, or related cases, in the immigration, federal and state courts;

  • work on impact litigation and advocacy projects with immigrant community-based and national advocacy


  • supervision of clinic students on litigation and advocacy projects;

  • assistance in teaching and administering the clinic seminar; and

  • primary responsibility for the clinic docket during the summer session.

    In addition, the fellow would have significant autonomy to construct her or his own docket of relevant work in accordance with his or her interests and would have the opportunity to take part in the academic life of the law school. This position is ideal for candidates interested in the substantive areas of immigration or criminal law, candidates interested in transitioning from direct service to impact work, candidates seeking supervisory experience, and/or candidates interested in careers in clinical teaching. Past fellows have gone on to positions as clinical professors, executive directors of non-profits, managing attorneys of direct service immigration practices, and leadership positions in city government.

    The Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo is an in-house year-long intensive live client clinic in which students represent immigrants in a variety of matters. Individual cases most frequently involve deportation/removal proceedings in the immigration and federal courts. In addition, students and fellows have the opportunity to represent immigrant community-based and national advocacy organizations engaged in impact projects on cutting edge immigration issues. Impact litigation, as well as legislative advocacy, are mainstays of the clinic’s docket. Substantively, the clinic’s docket focuses primarily on immigrants facing deportation because of encounters with the criminal justice system and more generally on immigration enforcement issues. You can learn more about the clinic under the “Learn About Our Work” link at

    The clinic directors, Peter L. Markowitz and Lindsay Nash, full-time members of the Cardozo faculty, will be responsible for mentoring, training, and supervising the Clinical Teaching Fellow.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and list of at least three references (ideally academic and professional) to: Linda Falk at as soon as possible. Please put “IJC Fellowship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

January 12, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

New America National Fellowships

The annual call for applications for New America National Fellows Program, Class of 2022 is open until February 1, 2021. 

New America’s Fellows Program invests in thinkers—journalists, scholars, filmmakers, and public policy analysts—who generate big, bold ideas that have an impact and spark new conversations about the most pressing issues of our day. National Fellows advance ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and storytelling. They look for projects that are original and ambitious, with viable plans for their implementation. There is no set template for a successful fellowship project. Some projects focus on furthering a new public policy idea through either a domestic or international lens, while others illuminate longstanding dilemmas of American life from new angles. The goal is to find bold, impactful thinkers and to fund them for a year; long enough to make progress on a book, develop a series of articles, produce a documentary, or work on another project that is accessible.

The program supports fellows in three primary areas: provide funding to support talented individuals to pursue ambitious endeavors; build a community grounded in cohort gatherings that take place throughout the year; and provide access to platforms and partners that can support their work. Stipends generally between $15,000-$30,000, but varies depending on the type of proposal funded and the amount of funding procured each year.


January 6, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Job Announcement: Seton Hall University School of Law Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic

Brush up those resumes, Seton Hall University School of Law is hiring!

The Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, is seeking to hire an experienced attorney to serve as Managing Attorney in its Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative (DDDI) project, to start in January 2021. The Managing Attorney will work with Professor Lori A. Nessel, Director of the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic, and practitioners-in-residence, post- graduate immigration detention fellows, clinical faculty, and staff in the clinic’s DDDI project. This is a year-round non-teaching position, contingent on renewed funding.

The Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic is one of four partners in an exciting and innovative project, funded by the state of New Jersey, and expanded by Essex County, to provide legal representation to detained immigrants. Seton Hall Law’s Immigration Detention Project currently encompasses two practitioners-in-residence, two clinical faculty members who devote a substantial portion of their time to this work, a post-graduate immigration detention fellow, clinical and extern law students, and a full-time paralegal. In addition to the managing attorney, we anticipate hiring another post-graduate immigration detention fellow, another practitioner-in-residence and another paralegal. The ultimate goal of the Project is to provide universal representation to immigrants detained in New Jersey. The Managing Attorney will represent detained immigrants before the immigration court and Board of Immigration Appeals and/or in habeas petitions before the federal courts (depending on the successful candidate’s interest and experience). The Managing Attorney will also oversee the DDDI project’s operations, including case assignment, hiring, professional development of the office staff, and budgeting, and will supervise the project attorneys and law student interns providing assistance with the project. The caseload for the position will be appropriately reduced to take into account these managerial duties. The position will benefit from the support of a full-time paralegal, devoted exclusively to this project.

Position requirements: • A law degree; • At least five years’ experience representing immigrants, preferably detained immigrants, before the immigration courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal courts; • Membership in a bar of any state (NJ bar membership or willingness to become a member of the NJ bar is desired); • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (managerial or supervisory experience is desired, though not required); and • Strong written and oral communication skills (fluency in another language, particularly Spanish, is a plus, though not required).

Seton Hall University School of Law is just a block from Newark Penn Station, a short train ride or drive from New York City. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the work is being done remotely at this time, including court appearances, but the Center for Social Justice is open for in-person operations and we anticipate this will be an fully in-person position once safety protocols change. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, and unofficial law school transcript at their earliest convenience. The cover letter should address all of the position requirements listed above. To apply, please go to the Careers at Seton Hall website: us/filter/?search-keyword=&category=administrator&category=staff. 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.


December 17, 2020 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 16, 2020

International Education Week: November 16-20, 2020

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative organized by the U.S. Departments of State and Education and serves as “an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide… [and promotes] programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.”  

The theme for IEW 2020 is “engage, resilient, and global.” As a global community, we are experiencing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 health pandemic. However, the State Department remains engaged with our global community, resilient and committed to working with U.S. and international institutions globally. Despite the challenges, the State Department will continue its efforts to promote international exchanges – safely and securely – to enhance our national security and promote economic growth.

In Colorado, universities like CU Boulder organize programming to showcase and celebrate the extensive international connections here on campus, spearheaded by the Offices of Education Abroad and International Student & Scholar Services. Colorado Govenor, Jared Polis, issued a State of Colorado proclamation declaring November 16 to 20, 2020 as International Education Week to celebrate the benefits of international eduation and exchange. 

In connection with International Education Week, the 2020 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange (2020 Open Doors) will be released this week.


November 16, 2020 in Current Affairs, Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Immigration scholar Natalia Molina wins 2020 Macarthur Fellowship

USC professor Natalia Molina has been selected for the 2020 Macarthur (Genius) Fellowship. Professor Molina is a Professor of American Studies and the author of two award winning books. Her first book, Fit to be Citizens? Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939 demonstrates how both science and public health shaped the meaning of race in the early twentieth century. In that work, which garnered an American Historical Association-PCB book prize, she argues that race must be understood relationally in order to see how the laws, practices, and attitudes directed at one racial group affected others. How Race is Made in America examines Mexican Americans—from 1924, when American law drastically reduced immigration into the United States, to 1965, when many quotas were abolished—to understand how broad themes of race and citizenship are constructed. These years shaped the emergence of what Natalia Molina describes as an immigration regime, which defined the racial categories that continue to influence perceptions in the United States about Mexican Americans, race, and ethnicity.

The full list of Macarthur Fellows is here. They are impressive for their sheer talent and diversity of life experiences and professions!



October 6, 2020 in Books, Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Take Back Tech fellowships relating to immigration

Just Futures Law and Mijente are excited to welcome the very first cohort of Take Back Tech Fellows! The Take Back Tech Fellowship (TBTF) program is aimed at energizing organizing and policy campaigns against intrusive technology surveillance programs that disproportionately impact Black and Brown people, including immigrant communities.

The 2020-2021 cohort - made up of activists, advocates, technologists, law students and academic clinics - is impressive. Immigration law professors from University of Washington (Jennifer Koh), Minnesota (Linus Chan), Boston University (Sarah Sherman-Stokes), Villanova (Caitlin Barry, Frances Kreimer, Tania Valdez), and University of Chicago (Nicole Hallett) are participating. Edyael Casaperalta, Colorado Law school alumna and my former research assistant for the Immigration and Citizenship law program, is also a fellow. Congratulations!


September 30, 2020 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Job Announcement: Georgetown Law's Asylum Clinic Fellowship 2021-2023


The Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) at Georgetown Law announces that it is now accepting applications for its annual fellowship program in clinical legal education. CALS will offer one lawyer a two‑year teaching fellowship (July 2021‑June 2023), providing a unique opportunity to learn how to teach law in a clinical setting.

At CALS, our two fellows and faculty members work as colleagues, sharing responsibilities for designing and teaching classes, supervising law students in their representation of clients, selecting and grading students, administering the clinic, and all other matters. In addition, the fellow will undertake independent legal scholarship, conducting the research and writing to produce a law review article of publishable quality.

This fellowship is particularly suitable for lawyers with some degree of practice experience who now want to embark upon careers in law teaching. Most of our previous fellows are now teaching law or have done so for substantial portions of their careers.

Since 1995, CALS has specialized in immigration law, specifically in asylum practice, and our docket focuses on presenting asylum claims in immigration court. Applicants with experience in U.S. immigration law will therefore, be given preference. The fellow must be a member of a bar at the start of the fellowship period.

The fellow will receive full tuition and fees in the LL.M. program at Georgetown University, and a stipend of $57,000 in the first year and $60,000 in the second year. On successful completion of the requirements, the Fellow will be granted the degree of Master of Laws (in Advocacy) with distinction.

Former holders of this fellowship include Mary Brittingham (1995-97), Andrea Goodman (1996-98), Michele Pistone (1997-99), Rebecca Story (1998-2000), Virgil Wiebe (1999-2001), Anna Marie Gallagher (2000-02), Regina Germain (2001-2003), Dina Francesca Haynes (2002-2004), Diane Uchimiya (2003-2005), Jaya Ramji-Nogales (2004-2006), Denise Gilman (2005-2007), Susan Benesch (2006-2008), Kate Aschenbrenner (2007-2009), Anjum Gupta (2008-2010), Alice Clapman (2009-2011) Geoffrey Heeren (2010-2012), Heidi Altman (2011-2013), Laila Hlass (2012-2014), Lindsay Harris (2013-2015), Jean C. Han (2014-2016), Rebecca Feldmann (2015-2017), Pooja Dadhania (2016-2018), Karen Baker (2017-2019), and Faiza Sayed (2018-2020). The current fellows are Alison Coutifaris and Deena Sharuk. The faculty members directing CALS are Andrew Schoenholtz and Philip Schrag.

To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, a writing sample, and a detailed statement of interest (approximately 5 pages). The materials must arrive by December 1, 2020. The statement should address: a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with asylum and other immigration cases; d) your professional or career goals for the next five or ten years; e) your reactions to the Clinic's goals and teaching methods as described on its website,; and f) anything else that you consider pertinent. Address your application to Directors, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Suite 332, Washington, D.C. 20001, or electronically to

Georgetown University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. We are committed to diversity in the workplace. If you have any questions, call CALS at (202) 662-9565 or email to


September 16, 2020 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Hiring Announcement: Dean, Golden Gate University School of Law

Golden Gate University

Founded in 1901, Golden Gate University (GGU) School of Law has been at the forefront of providing access to the legal profession for diverse and historically underrepresented communities for over a century.  The School of Law seeks a strategic and visionary Dean to lead GGU into the future with its newly established hybrid-JD program, its continuing ties to the Silicon Valley tech industry through the McCarthy Institute, and the School’s demonstrated commitment to diversity, racial and economic equality, and social justice.

To apply for this position, please visit Review of applications will begin in the fall.  The Law School Dean Search Committee strongly encourages nominations and applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. 


September 6, 2020 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Look Who's Hiring: Ohio State


Are you looking to join academia? Well, dust off that resume. Ohio State is hiring.

The Moritz College of Law is seeking a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor to organize and operate an immigration clinic for an initial one-year trial period. The position is a one-year term position funded by an external gift. The gift recognizes that substantial need for immigration assistance exists in the central Ohio area, including among low-income communities that the donor is presently serving in other ways. The new immigration clinic aims to make a meaningful difference in the lives of a number of individuals in these local communities.

The Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will have responsibility to develop the immigration clinic, including conducting an assessment of immigration law needs in central Ohio, building ties to community partners, and creating opportunities for the College’s third-year law students to contribute to these activities and earn course credit through participation in the immigration clinic. The Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will teach up to 8 students per semester in a 4-credit course offering, with responsibility for course design, classroom instruction, and student conferences. The Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will have autonomy over both clinical pedagogy and selection and handling of all cases; serve as counsel of record in all cases; and be the primary supervisor of the clinic students, who will be serving as student legal interns under the Ohio student practice rule.

Here's the official posting: Good luck!


August 20, 2020 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Last Weekend for Students to Apply to the Immigration Summer Legal Corps!

Applications for the Immigration Summer Legal Corps (ISLC) close this Tuesday, February 18 at 11:59 PM EST.

This program allows 20 law students to help build capacity at legal services organizations while responding to the critical needs of underserved immigrant communities, and the application closes soon. Here are some helpful links:


February 16, 2020 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 16, 2019

National Partnership for New Americans Seeking ED

The National Partnership for New Americans is seeking an ED to continue itws outgoing ED Josh Hoyt's legacy of work on immigrant integration. Here is the job ad (applications due January 31, 2020).

About The National Partnership For New Americans: The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) is a national multiethnic, multiracial partnership. We represent the collective power and resources of the country’s 37 largest regional immigrant and refugee rights organizations in 31 states. Our members provide large-scale services—from DACA application processing to voter registration to health care enrollment—for their communities, and they combine service delivery with sophisticated organizing tactics to advance local and state policy. We exist to leverage their collective power and expertise for a national strategy. We believe America’s success is rooted in our ongoing commitment to welcoming and integrating newcomers into the fabric of our nation, and to upholding equality and opportunity as fundamental American values.


December 16, 2019 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hiring Announcement: LSU Immigration Clinic


LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire a full-time faculty member with security of position to direct the Immigration Law Clinic as part of LSU Law’s Clinical Legal Education Program. The Immigration Law Clinic is a fully in-house, one-semester, 5 credit clinic in which students represent non-citizens in their defensive proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) and affirmative applications with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Applicants should have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, superior academic credentials, substantial experience in Immigration practice and be admitted and in good standing in a U.S. jurisdiction. Prior clinical teaching experience and fluency in Spanish is preferred.

The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from female and minority candidates.       

Applications should include a letter of application, resume, references, and teaching evaluations (if available) to:

Melissa T. Lonegrass and Christina M. Sautter
Co-Chairs, Faculty Appointments Committee
c/o Pam Hancock (or by email to
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Louisiana State University
1 East Campus Drive Baton Rouge,
Louisiana 70803-0106

July 10, 2019 in Immigration Law Clinics, Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Global Refugee Policy, Carleton University

This Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada offers the opportunity to actively engage with a number of initiatives related to refugee and migration policy and practice, while conducting independent research in the area of global refugee policy. The Fellowship is ideally suited to an early-career researcher who wishes to pursue a research career at the intersection of global refugee research, policy and practice. Application Deadline: July 15, 2019 

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June 19, 2019 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)