Wednesday, November 8, 2023
The Moritz College of Law (Ohio State) is seeking an Assistant Clinical Professor to operate the Immigration Clinic.
The Immigration Clinic is one of eight clinics regularly offered at the College. The Immigration Clinic has attracted tremendous student interest and contributes to meeting a substantial need for immigration assistance in the central Ohio area, including among low-income communities. In its first few years of operation, the Clinic has made a meaningful difference in the lives of a number of individuals in these local communities.
The 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 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.
The position is a non-tenure track, clinical-track, term position.
The College’s clinical-track faculty positions are non-tenure track, with security reasonably similar to tenure, as provided by ABA Standard 405(c) and include governance rights, the opportunity for advancement, access to a research budget, availability of summer research funds, and the potential for research leave.
To be considered, submit your application electronically via https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Assistant-Professor- Clinical_R92263-2.
Friday, September 8, 2023
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
The University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor of Law & Director of the International Human Rights Clinic. Applicants will be considered for continuous appointment to USC Gould’s clinical professor track (clinical assistant, associate, or full professor). This is an open rank search, meaning that we may hire a full, associate, or assistant professor depending on experience. All ranks in this appointment are part of the year-round Research, Teaching, Practitioner, or Clinical (RTPC) faculty positions. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position. The position will begin in the 2024-2025 academic year.
The International Human Rights Clinic (“IHRC”) was established in 2010 and is one of seven clinical offerings at USC Gould. Student interest in the IHRC runs high, and the IHRC has been very successful at helping students gain invaluable experience domestically and internationally. The Director will have the opportunity to develop a vision for the direction of the IHRC. The Director will be responsible for all aspects of running the IHRC, including teaching the related clinical seminar; intensive supervision and mentoring of law students; course planning and teaching; curriculum development; client and or project selection; individual case and or project work; and clinic administration. Clinical faculty members also teach one non-clinical course per year in addition to the clinic, have service responsibilities, and participate in faculty governance.
Click here for the application link.
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
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.
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.
Monday, March 27, 2023
The U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), is looking to hire immigration judges.
To that end, they are hosting an information session on Thursday, March 30 from 12-1 Eastern where senior EOIR staff will discuss the immigration judge career path, duties, qualifications, and benefits of being an immigration judge. You'll also learn how to apply for immigration judge positions when they become available and have the opportunity to ask questions about the immigration judge position and application process.
You can register for Thursday's information session at this link.
Monday, January 30, 2023
Maggio Summer Fellowship - applications open until February 10, 2023!
The application for the 2023 Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program is now accepting applications. Michael Maggio was an extraordinary immigration attorney with a passion for social justice. As an attorney, he took up the defense of asylum-seeking Central Americans threatened with deportation and worked on the landmark Filartiga v. Pena case in 1980. While he sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2008, his passion for helping the most vulnerable continues through this annual Fellowship, strengthening law students’ long-term commitment to promoting justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.
Organized and funded by AILA, the National Immigration Project, and the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, the Fellowship is awarded to one law student each summer to work on a student-initiated project. For consideration, each student must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks and provide a $1,500 stipend. The $1,500 amount may be paid by the host organization or may be provided by the law student through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. The Maggio Immigrants' Rights Fellowship will provide an additional $2,500 stipend for a total award of $4,000. More details may be found on the Maggio Fellowship website. On top of this stipend, the Maggio Fellowship also offers complimentary registration to national immigration conferences.
For more information on the application and to learn more about the impressive work of past fellows, visit http://maggiofellowship.org. The deadline is February 10, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected]. Thank you!
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Here is a job posting for Jewish Family Service (JFS) in San Diego that may be of interest to blog readers. "JFS is looking for a compassionate, mission-driven individual to join the Immigration Legal Services Department on a new Afghan Legal Services program as an Immigration Staff Attorney." Click here for details.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
NIJC is proud to continue its Schreiber Legal Fellowship Program through the generosity of John and Kathy Schreiber. Two selected fellows will provide legal representation to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers for two years. NIJC provides legal representation to thousands of detained and non-detained immigrants each year and draws on its legal services to advance systemic reform. Through the Schreiber Fellowships, NIJC seeks to invest in the next generation of diverse legal advocates. To that end, NIJC will consider applications from graduating law students or recent graduates who demonstrate a strong commitment to pursuing a long-term career in the immigrant rights movement. NIJC strongly encourages applications from people with lived experiences in immigrant communities, members of marginalized communities, and individuals from communities that are underrepresented in the legal profession. Individuals with a strong interest in immigration issues but with limited prior experience will be considered.
Both fellowships will begin immediately following Labor Day in September 2023, and will run through the end of August 2025. Applications for the fellowship are due on or before February 28, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications in advance of the deadline. Each fellows’ geographic location will be at one of NIJC’s offices in Chicago, Indiana, San Diego, or Washington, D.C. Applicants should state their geographic preference in their application materials. NIJC continues to work using a hybrid model and expects to do so in the coming years. At the end of the fellowship, fellows will be eligible to seek permanent employment with NIJC and will receive strong consideration for any open position at NIJC.
Graduates of any ABA accredited law school are eligible to apply. The fellowship is open to current 3Ls and attorneys who have graduated within the last three years. Applicants must be a member of any bar or must sit for the bar examination prior to the start of the fellowship. Although fluency in a second language is not required, applicants who are able to speak another language should be sure to address that skill in their application materials.
Pay And Other Benefits
The salary will be based on the number of years of relevant experience since law school graduation, according to the pay scale that governs this position. As a program of Heartland Alliance, NIJC offers excellent benefits.
Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2023. Please use this link to apply: https://immigrantjustice.org/schreiber-fellowships-fall-2023
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Rutgers Immigrant Rights Clinic seeks Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney
The Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative (DDDI) at the Immigrant Rights Clinic, Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, is seeking to hire an experienced attorney in a full-time Staff Attorney position. Depending on the candidate’s level of experience, the position could be classified as a Senior Staff Attorney. DDDI is funded by the state of New Jersey to provide legal representation to detained and non-detained New Jersey residents facing removal before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and federal courts. The Rutgers Immigrant Rights Clinic is one of four partners in this exciting project, aimed at ensuring that indigent immigrants in New Jersey have high quality pro bono representation in their removal proceedings.
The Staff Attorney will work with the Managing Attorney and other staff in the DDDI project. They will maintain an active docket of detained and non-detained clients. The Staff Attorney will also supervise law graduates working as DDDI Fellows and nonclinical law student interns providing assistance with the project, and may have other supervisory and mentoring responsibilities. The position will benefit from the support of a full-time paralegal, devoted exclusively to this project.
- A law degree;
- At least three years’ experience representing immigrants, preferably detained immigrants, before the immigration courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal courts (including law school clinics and legal internships);
- Membership in a bar of any state (NJ bar membership is not required, though it is a plus);
- Strong written and oral communication skills; fluency in another language, particularly Spanish or French, strongly preferred (though not required);
- Interest in and/or commitment to mentoring and supervising law graduates and students;
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment;
- Demonstrated time management, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills;
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
- Familiarity with case management systems such as CLIO, preferred.
This is a full-time, year-round position. The salary will range from $75,000-95,000, depending on experience, and includes excellent benefits through Rutgers University. The Immigrant Rights Clinic is housed at Rutgers Law School in Newark, a short train ride or drive away from New York City. Generally, the Staff Attorney will be expected to be in the office 3 days/week and may elect to work remotely up to 2 days/week.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, and unofficial transcript. The cover letter should address all of the position requirements listed above.
To apply, go to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/186703
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), in collaboration with the American Bar Foundation, recently released A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law 2.0: Identity and Action in Challenging Times (Portrait Project 2.0). Five years ago, I was very moved by the original Portrait Project report and worked with the Asian Pacific American Bar Association and Asian Pacific American Law Students Association in Colorado to bring the primary author, California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, to Colorado during a snowstorm. This follow-up study is just as good and even more necessary.
The updated report (77 pages) combines detailed analysis of employment data in various legal sectors to gain insight into Asian American career advancement and political participation. It is based on interviews, focus groups, and a national survey completed by over 700 Asian American lawyers.
Some of the key findings:
- Asian American attorneys are more engaged with social and political issues than in 2016. Those seeking to change their legal practice areas ranked a desire to advance issues important to them among their most significant reasons for doing so. (This was previously ranked among the least significant reasons).
- Nearly half of Asian American attorneys (47% of survey respondents) became more involved in community organizations, protests, or other forms of advocacy specifically on behalf of Asian Americans since March 2020.
- Although there is underrepresentation of Asian American attorneys in the top ranks of the legal progression, there has been progress in the appointment of federal judges (from 3.4% to 6%) and as general counsel. While Asian Americans are the largest minority group at major law firms, they have the lowest ratio of partners to associates and remain underrepresented among law clerks, law professors, state court judges, and state and federal prosecutors.
Read the full report here.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
White landowners in Hawaii imported Russian workers in the early 1900s, to dilute the labor power of Asians in the islands
I learned something from this contribution ("White landowners in Hawaii imported Russian workers in the early 1900s, to dilute the labor power of Asians in the islands") in the Conversation. Stepan Serdiukov, Ph.D. candidate in U.S. history at Indiana University, writes about how, in the territory of Hawaii, landowners wanting to become a state brought workers to the islands from Russia.
Monday, October 31, 2022
2023-2025 Clinical Teaching Fellowship
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 2023‑June 2025), providing a unique opportunity to learn how to teach law in a clinical setting.
This fellowship is particularly suitable for lawyers with some degree of practice experience who now want to embark upon careers in law teaching.
Since 1995, CALS has specialized in immigration law, specifically in asylum practice, and in immigration court and in asylum adjudications by the Department of Homeland Security. 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 (Advocacy) with distinction.
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, 2022. 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 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 [email protected].
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
It's time to update your resume! The Houston Law Center is looking for a new immigration clinic director.
The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) invites applications for a promotion-eligible, non-tenure track clinical assistant/associate professor position and Director of the Immigration Clinic for the academic year 2023-2024. The contract is for nine months, 9/1/2023 to 5/31/2024, the "FY 24 Contract," beginning when classes start in late August 2023 and continuing through the middle of May 2024.
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’s Act, Special Immigrant Juvenile cases, humanitarian parole, and crime victims (U visas). The clinic also handles T visas, and has helped in a variety of Crimmigration cases where the respondents were detained in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention and needed a habeas petition in federal district court.
The Immigration Clinic has a classroom component that meets for two hours a week for 14 weeks over the course of the semester. The classroom component focuses on teaching advocacy skills and substantive immigration law to equip students to represent immigrants before the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review and other federal agencies.
The position will cover the classroom component of the clinical instruction and the case supervision component. The position will also supervise at least two staff attorneys and manage grants that fund the clinic’s work.
More details are at this link. Good luck future Cougars!
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
The American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice is inviting applications for its ABA Administrative Law Fellowship. The fellowship, established in 2021, aims to diversify the cohort of legal academics in administrative law and regulatory practice by positioning lawyers currently in practice to be successful job candidates in the academic market. The fellowship is a two-year program that pairs fellows with mentors in the legal academy and provides other support for entry into legal teaching.
The goal of the mentoring match is to assist fellows with developing a research agenda, job-talk paper, and other application materials for the legal academic job market (doctrinal and clinical). The program will also provide some general training on research methods and strategy. The program seeks to affiliate fellows with a law school to provide access to online research and publication resources. Fellows will have the opportunity to present their work in connection with the Section’s annual Fall Conference. The fellowship will provide up to $1,500 a year to defer the costs of travel and accommodations for participation in the Section’s Fall Conference and hiring conferences, as well as membership in the ABA and the Section.
The ABA is seeking “lawyers with scholarly promise and a strong interest in teaching who would contribute to the diversity of the legal academy in the fields of administrative law and/or regulatory practice.” Fellows are expected to be employed full-time in legal practice. Application materials should include:
- A cover letter that explains the candidate’s interest in the fellowship and how the candidate fits the fellowship criteria, including a diversity statement, and addresses why the candidate believes this fellowship opportunity is better suited to their circumstances than a full-time law school-run fellowship or Visiting Assistant Professor position, and identifies at least two references.
- A resume.
- A writing sample, which may be material produced for legal practice, a blog, an article, a report, or other written work.
Applications are due on or before Monday, August 15, 2022, and should be sent via e-mail with attachments in pdf format to [email protected]. If you have questions about the fellowship or the application, please direct them to Professor Kevin Stack, Chair of the ABA’s Program for Prospective Administrative Law Scholars, at [email protected].
Having mentored Haiyun Damon-Feng, a fellow in the first cohort whose straddled immigration and administrative law and seen her move into a Visiting Assistant Professorship at my alma mater NYU Law, I can say that the program is finding good people and putting them in good places!
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Duke Law seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow position in its Immigrant Rights Clinic beginning in August 2022. The Clinical Fellow will work closely with the two faculty in the Immigrant Rights Clinic—its Director and Supervising Attorney/Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching). The Fellow will help supervise student casework and participate in the planning and teaching of the Clinic seminar. They will also assist in supporting the events and pro bono projects organized by the Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project (DIRP), including emergency response programs, and community resource development. The Clinical Fellow will also work closely with faculty and staff in the Clinic and DIRP’s student leaders to identify new projects and expand existing programs. The individual selected for the position will receive mentorship in teaching, scholarship, and immigrant rights lawyering and will have an opportunity to work with other faculty members throughout the law school.
The term of appointment is for two years with the possibility of an extension for a third year. Applicants must apply through AcademicJobsOnline.org (position 21470) (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21470 ) no later than April 29. Please also send a copy of all application materials to Lauren Maxey at [email protected]. Applications are considered on a rolling basis so early application is encouraged.
Monday, February 21, 2022
The Immigrant Rights Clinic at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey (IRC), is seeking to hire recent law graduates for full-time positions in its Detention & Deportation Defense Initiative (DDDI) project, to start in the summer or early fall of 2022. The initial appointment is for one year, but we expect the position to be renewed for a second year, contingent on continued funding. The DDDI Fellow will work with Professor Anju Gupta, Director of the IRC, Managing Attorney Leena Khandwala, and staff attorneys in the DDDI project. The DDDI team is also supported by a full-time paralegal, devoted exclusively to this project.
In 2018, the state of New Jersey committed funds to establish a pilot project aimed at providing pro bono legal representation to detained immigrants in the state. The IRC is one of four partners in this exciting and innovative project. Since 2018, the funding and capacity of the DDDI project has expanded greatly, allowing us to move closer to our goal of ensuring legal representation for all low-income New Jersey immigrants in detained and non-detained removal proceedings. The DDDI Fellow will represent detained immigrants as well as those immigrants who have been recently released from detention and/or are vulnerable to being detained, in their proceedings before the Elizabeth, Newark, and other Immigration Courts; the Board of Immigration Appeals; the federal District Courts; and the federal Courts of Appeals, as appropriate. The DDDI Fellow will also coordinate clinical and nonclinical law students representing these individuals or providing assistance the project. Additionally, the DDDI Fellow will assist with maintaining data about DDDI Project outcomes and statistics for grant reports and other reporting purposes and may also participate in policy and advocacy around issues pertaining to our clients and constituents.
- A law degree;
- Membership in a bar of any state or plans to become a member of a state bar shortly after commencement of the position;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Strong written and oral communication skills; and
- Demonstrated commitment to immigration law, including familiarity with immigration law and procedures, and/or experience representing immigrants (including, but not limited to, law school clinical experience).
- NJ bar membership is a plus, though not required; and
- Fluency in another language, particularly Spanish, is a plus, though not required.
This is a full time, year-round position. The initial appointment is one year, but we expect the position to be renewed for a second year, contingent on continued funding. The salary is $55,000/year plus excellent benefits through Rutgers University. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume no later than March 15, 2022. The cover letter should address all of the position requirements listed above. To apply, please go to https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/155225 or click here.
Cornell Law School is seeking to hire 1-2 Postdoctoral Associates to collaborate with and contribute to Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr’s foundation-funded research on various immigration law and policy issues, including but not limited to:
- Private refugee sponsorship.
- How to legalize the estimated 10 million undocumented immigrants.
- Possible paths to permanent status for immigrants who are currently in tenuous immigration statuses like DACA and temporary protected status.
- The economic, sociological, and educational outcomes of immigrants and refugees under recent changes.
- The extent to which immigrants fail to use public benefits to which they are entitled.
The selected candidate(s) will conduct research on one or more of these key immigration issues, write reports and op-eds, and coordinate conferences on the findings and recommendations. The selected candidate(s) may also assist on research and analysis of other immigration policy issues through the Law School’s Migration and Human Rights Center and Cornell’s Migration Global Grand Challenge
Applicants must have a relevant Ph.D. and/or a law degree (J.D.) completed by June 2022. The ideal candidate will have the following:
- Strong research and writing skills.
- Superior analytical skills and an ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively.
- Self-motivation with the ability to take the initiative and follow through on projects to completion.
- Ability to work independently and with others.
- A demonstrated commitment to immigration law.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
This is a full-time position for a period of one-year starting in summer 2022, and is benefits-eligible. Reappointment for an additional one-year term is possible, based on performance and funding availability.
The selected candidate(s) will receive an annual salary of $57,500.
The position may be conducted either in-person at the Law School in Ithaca, NY or remotely at a location of choice in the United States. Please note that the New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for the position if the work is conducted outside of NYS. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working outside NYS.
Interested applicants should submit a CV, detailed cover letter, the names of and contact information for three references, and one or more writing samples to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21049. The cover letter should include: your interest in this position and Professor Yale-Loehr’s research and how it fits with your career objectives; your organizational skills and experience with research projects; and an example of how you have taken initiative to solve a work-related research problem.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to early applicants.
Questions may be referred to Liz Flint ([email protected]).
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The start of spring semester means job searching for law students and graduates. Here are some legal internships posted on the immprof-list serve. Please additional listings in comments.
The Valerie Zukin Memorial Fellowship was established in September 2021 to honor Valerie Anne Zukin by advancing the development of more fierce and compassionate immigration lawyers like her. Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural two summer fellows, who will be housed at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) in Tacoma, WA and Immigrant Legal Defense (ILD) in Oakland, CA. All positions are currently remote.
The postings are on idealist.org: here (ILD) and here (NWIRP). There is a PDF of the combined announcement attached. Kindly share widely, especially with law students or colleagues at law schools that do not offer summer public interest funding. The 10-week summer fellowships will pay $15,000 each. If you would like to consider a donation to honor Valerie, or just to learn more about her incredible spirit and legacy, please visit: bit.ly/ValerieZukinMemorialFellowship
The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild is accepting applications for summer internships (h/t Michelle Mendez)
Legal interns are exposed to a wide range of legal research and writing projects, including amicus briefs, pleadings in affirmative lawsuits, client declarations, practice advisories, legislative analysis, legal memoranda, advocacy letters, FOIA requests, and comments on proposed immigration regulations. Interns also assist with the National Immigration Project's outreach and advocacy work. The National Immigration Project seeks candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to immigrants' rights. Preference is given to those law students who have taken an immigration law class or have prior experience working on immigrants' rights issues. Students with law school clinical experience are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people with personal experience of the immigration enforcement system, immigrants, women, people of color, persons with disabilities, persons with diverse gender and sexual identities, and formerly incarcerated people. The internship is remote. Interns are expected to work full-time for a duration of 10 weeks. A small stipend may be available for applicants who do not have funding or are not receiving academic credit. Please note your availability and funding situation in your cover letter.
Interested candidates may apply by submitting PDFs of a cover letter, resume, list of references, and a writing sample of no longer than 5 pages by email to [email protected]. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early in order to be considered for an internship position.
The American Immigration Council and New American Economy (merged) is hiring two interns for summer 2022, a legal intern and a policy intern. (H/t Kate Melloy Goettel at AIC)
The Center for Immigration Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is looking for two law students to work with us this summer. (H/T Ahilan Arulananthan)
Applications for the 2022 UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Summer Fellowship now open. Learn more & access application: If you have questions about UC Berkeley's process or need contacts at other campuses, please contact Alexey Berlind at humanrights.berkeley.edu/students/fello[email protected]
Just Futures Law (JFL) is hiring a full-time, remote Senior Staff Attorney with litigation expertise! This attorney will engage in litigation and advocacy to combat tech policing deployed against immigrant communities, defend the First Amendment rights of immigrants, and challenge immigration enforcement. Just Futures Law, Inc. (JFL) is a womxn-of-color-led movement law project that defends and builds the power of immigrant rights and criminal justice activists, organizers, and community groups to prevent the criminalization, detention, and deportation of immigrants and people of color in the United States, JFL’s work is virtual and a staff of 5 works remotely in D.C., MA, NC, and NY. All positions are remote within the U.S.
To learn more and apply to join our team, click here.
NIJC is offering two 2-year funded fellowships. The selected fellows will provide legal representation to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The fellowships will begin in September 2022. To apply, see https://immigrantjustice.org/schreiber-fellowships-fall-2022.
The specific work of the fellows will be determined based on the interests of candidates and NIJC’s needs. One fellow will work with NIJC’s asylum project and immigrant children’s project. A second position will provide legal services responding to emerging issues that NIJC identifies. For example, the emerging-issues fellow might be called on to work with individuals detained at the border, or individuals who may become eligible for immigration status based on changes in immigration laws and/or policy. Both fellowships will begin immediately following Labor Day in September 2022, and they will last until the end of August 2024. Applications for the fellowship are due on or before February 28, 2022, and applicants are encouraged to submit their applications in advance of the deadline. Fellows will be based in NIJC’s Chicago or Indiana offices and/or in a hybrid-remote arrangement depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the fellowship, fellows will be eligible to seek permanent employment with NIJC if there are pending positions, and will receive strong consideration for any open position at NIJC. The fellowship is open to current 3Ls and attorneys who have graduated within the last three years. To apply, see https://immigrantjustice.org/schreiber-fellowships-fall-2022
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is hiring for several positions with our program to provide legal services to unaccompanied children at the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Ft. Bliss Emergency Intake Site in El Paso, Texas. All positions are based in El Paso and include Managing Attorney, Staff Attorney, and Social Services Coordinator and Program Coordinator. Postings and application instructions are listed on KIND’s job page here: https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/jobs/.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services is hiring law clerks and recent or soon-to-be-gradated law school alum to serve as entry-level attorneys in multiple locations nationwide. Policy analyst positions also available. (H/T Steve Bell, Steve Legomsky)