Monday, January 10, 2022

Summer 2022 Immigration Internships for Law Students [UPDATED]

The start of spring semester means job searching for law students. Here are some legal internships posted on the immprof-list serve. Please additional listings in comments.


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)

Policy Internship - Summer 2022 | American Immigration Council

Legal Internship - Summer 2022 | American Immigration Council


The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies is currently hiring a cohort of summer 2022 law clerks. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. (H/T Blaine Bookey at CGRS)

Law clerk position listing


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)

Law Student Position Listing


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)

USCIS Entry-Level Attorney Listing

USCIS USA Jobs listings


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


January 10, 2022 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Job Announcement: Immigration Clinic Director (Tenure Track Position) - Univ. of Arkansas (Fayetteville)

Immigration Clinic Director (Tenure Track Position) - Univ. of Arkansas (Fayetteville)

The University of Arkansas School of Law (Fayetteville) invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for a tenure track teaching position. The law school is focused on hiring an individual to direct our existing and successful Immigration Clinic. This is a nine-month position and would begin in Summer 2022. 

In furtherance of the law school’s fundamental commitment to experiential learning and equity, clinical professors have full tenure rights and equal voting privileges on all issues. They also have equal access to support for their scholarship, including research assistance and research grants.   

All applicants for the position should ideally have meaningful practice experience in immigration or asylum law and some familiarity with supervising law students or new attorneys. Additionally, candidates should ideally have demonstrated scholarly promise, strong teaching or mentorship skills, a distinguished academic record, and a commitment to service within the law school, university, and broader community. Any successful applicant will be expected to gain admission to the Arkansas bar.

The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, located in the northwest corner of the state, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the city of Fayetteville as one of the “top five” places to live in America. The region is welcoming, forward-thinking, and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Arkansas School of Law is committed to attracting a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. We welcome applications without regard to age, race/color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Questions and applications should be directed to Steve Clowney, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at

Potential candidates can learn more about our clinical program by reviewing our most recent annual newsletters:

January 5, 2022 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Student writing competition on refugee law

The 8th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition is seeking papers addressing any topic related to international law and refugees, stateless persons, internally displaced persons, and/or forced migrants. 

The Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition is sponsored by the American Society of International Law (through its International Refugee Law Interest Group); along with the Global Migration Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva; the International Law Students Association; the International Journal of Refugee Law, and Oxford University Press.

The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2022.

For more information, contact Ian Kysel & Alice Farmer (co-chairs, ASIL International Refugee Law Interest Group)


December 11, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

NILC Law Fellowship

The National Immigration Law Center has established a two-year NILC Law Fellowship. It is  accepting applications for our first NILC Law Fellow, to begin a fellowship term from Fall 2022-Fall 2024.   Additional information and a link to apply are available here, and the application deadline is January 7, 2022. 

MHC (h/t Lisa Graybill)

December 11, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Dissertation Grants on Immigration and Immigrant Integration

The Russell Sage Foundation is pleased to announce a dissertation research grants (DRG) program to support innovative and high-quality dissertation research projects that address questions relevant to RSF's priority areas: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context; Future of Work ; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. Proposed projects must be closely aligned with the funding priorities listed on the RSF website for any of these areas, contribute to RSF's mission to improve social and living conditions in the U.S., and demonstrate appropriate use of relevant theory, innovative data, rigorous research methods, and measures. The application period is January 18-February 1, 2021.

Read the full description of the dissertation research grants program, including information on how to apply.

December 7, 2021 in Data and Research, Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Post-Graduate Fellowship: Diversity Fellowships with the Federal Defender

The Federal Defender Services has announced a Diversity Fellowship for the next generation of public defenders. Defense work in the federal defender system is especially important for immigrant rights given the impact of criminal convictions on noncitizens, and the federal government's role in prosecuting immigration crime.

The Diversity Fellowship is for two years and designed to train new attorneys in criminal defense and representation.

For more information and a list of offices participating in the program, see


December 7, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Summer Opportunity for Rising 2Ls, 3Ls w/Young Center (Jan. 7 app deadline)

Elizabeth Frankel Fellowship at the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights


Application deadline: January 7, 2022.


About the Young Center.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is a national organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights and best interests—safety and well-being—of immigrant children in the United States. Through the Young Center’s Child Advocate Program, staff and volunteers work to serve as Child Advocate for unaccompanied and separated immigrant children pursuant to the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. Our role is to identify and advocate for the best interests of immigrant children, both while they are in federal custody and after they are released, applying federal and state laws and long-recognized principles of the best interests of the child. The Young Center also engages in policy work, advocating with legislators, federal agencies, and other stakeholders to promote consideration of the best interests of the child in all decisions concerning immigrant children and to create a dedicated juvenile immigrant justice system that treats children as children. The Young Center has offices in Chicago, Harlingen, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Washington DC.


About Elizabeth M. Frankel.

Elizabeth M. Frankel (1977-2021) was the first Associate Director of the Young Center. She joined the Young Center in late 2009, as just the third full-time employee, becoming part of a trio of attorneys in Chicago who would develop and implement an entirely new model for advocating for the rights of immigrant children and youth. Today the Young Center has eight offices across the country with more than 80 staff; Liz was involved in the creation and development of each and every office. From 2009 to 2015, Liz taught in the Immigrant Child Advocacy Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. She loved mentoring law students and seeing them use their skills to take pro bono cases or jobs in public interest law.


About the Elizabeth Frankel Fellowship Program.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights announces the first annual Elizabeth Frankel Fellowship for the 2022 summer. The intent of this Fellowship Program is to honor Liz’s passion for supporting law students as they learn to advocate effectively for immigrant children and families. The Fellowship Program will enable fellows to spend 10 weeks training to zealously advocate for children, and to carry on Liz’s vision of honoring the child’s wishes through careful, strategic advocacy. The Fellows will serve as Child Advocates for individual children, and will also conduct legal research and writing, under the guidance of Young Center staff within the Child Advocate Program. The Fellows will also engage in policy advocacy through ongoing initiatives at the Young Center under the supervision of the Policy Program. Fellows will be based in New York City and will be invited to spend one week of the Fellowship Program in the Young Center’s Harlingen office to understand how immigration patterns, enforcement, and advocacyplay out on the ground along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Elizabeth Frankel Advisory Committee, comprised of Liz’s family, friends, colleagues, and Young Center staff, advises the Young Center regarding the operation of the Fellowship Program.


Fellows will receive a stipend of $10,000 for 10 weeks (40 hours a week). The Fellowship Program will run from June to August 2022, with some flexibility as to individual start and end dates.


The program is open to law students who are rising 2L’s or 3L’s. Preferred qualifications: lived experience/knowledge that lends insight into supporting immigrant children and their families, and bilingual in Spanish and English (oral and written). Additional consideration will be given to law students who come from backgrounds/circumstances which prevent them from engaging in pro bono work during the summer.


Application and Selection Procedures

Interested students should email the following materials to

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement (2 pages maximum) about the applicant’s relevant experience, interest, and
  • future aspirations with respect to legal work with immigrants and children.
  • Contact information for three references.


The final deadline to submit application materials is January 7, 2022.


Materials will be reviewed by the Fellowship Committee, and interviews with Young Center staff will take place in mid to late January 2022. The Young Center anticipates making offers to potential fellows in late January/early February 2022.


If you have any questions, please contact Priscilla Monico Marin (



November 24, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships, Teaching Resources | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 18, 2021

Job Announcement: Cardozo Clinical Immigration Fellowship

The Cardozo School of Law’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic is interested in hiring two attorneys as Clinical Teaching Fellows. On fellowship will begin in early 2022 and the other in summer 2022. 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.

October 18, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Job Announcement: Center for Migration Studies

Research and Policy Analyst
The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), an educational institute/think tank devoted to the study of international migration, seeks to hire a full-time research and policy analyst. The position will work closely with CMS’s Executive Director (ED) and Deputy Director and will conduct research and staff a technical support function. The research and policy analyst’s responsibilities will include responding to data requests, generating tabulations and data fact sheets, providing legal and policy research support, representing the agency in relevant stakeholder and working group meetings, and administrative responsibilities.  

Among other areas of responsibilities, the research and policy analyst will:

  • Conduct research and data collection, statistical demographic analysis, and evaluation and interpretation of results;
  • Maintain database of data and statistics related to CMS’s areas of focus for use in reports and dissemination to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Participate on advisory teams and respond to CMS’s partners data requests;
  • Conduct research on new or existing legislation, regulations, policies, and practices;
  • Support the delivery of knowledge and the dissemination of work products, including reports, briefs, blogs, presentations, policy briefings, academic conferences, and others;
  • Contribute to the development and design of marketing materials, fact-sheets, infographics, and summaries; and,
  • Contribute to the intellectual life and mission of CMS and otherwise assist the ED as necessary.

The candidate should have excellent writing and research skills, interest and experience in quantitative programming, and knowledge of immigration issues. Other qualifications include:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant social science field, JD, or equivalent demonstrable expertise;
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in research applied to social issues, particularly pertaining to migration in the Americas, through working in academia and/or within research organizations;
  • Close attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner;
  • Interested in advancing CMS’s mission;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to summarize and synthesize complex information accurately and concisely.
  • Experience presenting research results to diverse audiences, including academics, policymakers, and the general public;
  • Familiarity with US policies and immigrant groups would be an asset.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and supportively with Catholic immigrant-serving institutions.

Technical Qualifications:

  • Experience working with data from Census Bureau surveys such as the American Community Survey and an understanding of survey sampling and weighting. Familiarity with Census Bureau variables and methodologies is preferred.
  • High intermediate to advanced programming proficiency in STATA and an intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with analysis and/or making simple maps on R, Tableau, ArcGIS, or another statistical software is an asset.

The annual salary for this position is $67,500 - $72,500, commensurate with experience. CMS offers excellent benefits, including a generous health insurance plan, dental and vision coverage, and a tax-deferred annuity plan.  Proficiency in Spanish and other languages preferred.

The position is full-time and based in New York City. However, some telecommuting is allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please submit a letter of interest by September 30, 2021, with a resume or curriculum vitae and original writing sample to Daniela Alulema, CMS’s Director of Programs, at Please also indicate your availability.

The position is open until filled and applications are accepted immediately. Due to the high volume of applications, CMS cannot return phone calls about the position, and regrettably, cannot notify all applicants of the status of their applications unless an interview is requested.


September 28, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship Applications Due October 15, 2021

Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) applications are now available! image from

This is a fantastic opportunity for graduating law students to join the movement for immigrant representation.

Each year IJC awards Justice Fellowships to approximately 25 recent law graduates from around the country.

IJC trains Justice Fellows to become experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading nonprofit organizations.

Applications are due on October 15, 2021.

Additional information on the fellowship and how to apply is available here.


September 7, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 6, 2021

University of Maryland Federal Appellate Immigration Clinic Position

The Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice at Maryland Carey Law is hiring an inaugural Director for our new Federal Appellate Immigration Clinic for Fall 2022.  The Director will work with Professor Maureen Sweeney and Center Associate Director Gabriela Kahrl to pursue the Chacón Center’s goals of human rights, racial equity and social justice for immigrants.  The Director will be charged with designing and teaching a clinic to engage in federal appellate litigation that will work in collaboration with the law school's Immigration Clinic and will be focused on the immigration consequences of convictions, humanitarian protection, and other impact issues that affect immigrants.  Applicants with strong backgrounds in legal practice, applicants of color, applicants with disabilities, veterans, women, and other members of historically disadvantaged groups, are especially welcomed.

The official job posting is here.  The position is open to both entry level and junior lateral candidates with potential for outstanding legal practice, clinical education, and scholarly achievement.  The position will begin July 1, 2022.



August 6, 2021 in Current Affairs, Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Congressional fellowships on racial equity accepting applications

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies' Congressional Fellowship is designed for young AAPI professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The full-time paid, 9-month program places fellows in congressional offices to gain policy experience as part of the legislative team. Applications are now open for their 2022 Congressional Racial Equity Fellowship program, in which Racial Equity fellows will research and analyze community-based recommendations along with key public policy initiatives that affect economic opportunity, structural racism, and health equity. Application deadline is July 20, 2021.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is offering a similar internship on Capitol Hill. The program is accepting applications from college students and recent graduates to serve as a Congressional Intern in the halls of power in Washington, D.C. The intern will gain professional experience by working closely with the Hill staffers, policy experts, and elected officials. Application deadline is October 1, 2021.

Disclosure: I worked as an APAICS summer intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Community Relations in college and had a great experience learning about DC policy and networking with APA leaders.


July 27, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, July 16, 2021

Migration Policy Institute Internship

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is seeking communications interns and research interns.

MPI is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank based in Washington, DC, and dedicated to the study of migration worldwide. MPI and its sister organization, the Brussels-based MPI Europe, work closely with policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to analyze, develop, and evaluate migration and refugee policies at local, state, national, and international levels. MPI’s internship program has trained more than 250 future global migration scholars and policy analysts. Publication opportunities are available to interns, and more than half of MPI’s interns are now published authors in the field of migration.

General Internship Application Deadlines (fall internship will be remote)

  • November 1 - for Spring Semester (generally January - April)
  • March 1 - for Summer Semester (generally May - August)
  • July 15 - for Fall Semester (generally September - December)

For MPI DE internship application requirements, click here or write to For information on MPI Europe internship opportunities in Brussels, click here.



July 16, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Legal Fellow for Chacon Center for Immigrant Justice

The Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice at Maryland Carey Law in Baltimore is hiring a (recent graduate) fellow to support our expanding work in removal defense (asylum and crim/imm), legislative advocacy and naturalization. 

This is a one-year position with the possibility of a one-year renewal, subject to Fellow performance. Interested applicants should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) resume, (c) the names and telephone numbers of at least three references by July 25, 2021.

Maureen Sweeney says: "We are especially interested in candidates motivated by the racial justice aspects of our work, but we welcome all applicants interested in building a career in immigrant justice work.  We are requiring one year experience in immigration, but clinic work can fulfill that."

Full job description linked here.



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

Monday, June 7, 2021

Job Announcement: Fellow @ UCLA Center for Immigration Law and Policy


The Center for Immigration Law and Policy seeks a law fellow to engage in cutting-edge and high-quality research and analysis related to immigration law and policy. The Fellow will further the Center's mission by conducting legal and multi-disciplinary research on a range of immigration law and related issues, including the racially discriminatory origins of various provisions of the immigration code, the possibility of greater state and local-level control over immigration law, the legality of different possible federal administrative relief programs, and other topics. The Fellow will provide research and writing support to senior scholars at the Center and will contribute to self-published reports, academic articles, public comments, and other Center work. The Law Fellow will also participate actively in the Center's litigation projects, including cases involving immigration detention, the surveillance of Muslim immigrants, and others.

The Center for Immigration Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is a new dynamic Center that will generate innovative ideas at the intersection of immigration scholarship and practice; serve as a hub for transforming those ideas into meaningful changes in immigration policy at the local, state, and national level; and empower students with unique opportunities for experiential learning through work with academics, practitioners, policymakers, and activists. For more information, please visit our website at


  • JD degree required or equivalent education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the highest-caliber legal research, writing, and editing.
  • Excellent skill in speaking effectively and persuasively to individuals and groups from various social contexts, including members of immigrant communities, advocates, and academic audiences.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work effectively under conditions of heavy workload, frequent interruptions, distractions, and deadlines.
  • Superior research skills (e.g., experience conducting bibliographic searches, performing writing and analysis, selecting and using print and electronic legal research tools). Ability to analyze and present multi-disciplinary data.
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate and interact effectively, negotiate, exchange ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate programs, and arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.
  • Ability to handle confidential material with discretion.
  • Ability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends as needed to fulfill job responsibilities.


  • Attorney admitted to practice law in California or willingness to take the next available California Bar Exam.
  • Demonstrated experience with or substantive knowledge of immigration law.
  • Knowledge of immigrant communities both in Southern California and nationwide.
  • Sufficient knowledge of LEXIS/NEXIS or Westlaw legal information services to conduct electronic legal research.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.

The target salary range for this position is between $5,167 and $6,250 monthly.

This position is a 1 year contract position with possibility of renewal. Contract duration will not exceed 4 years. 


June 7, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Job Announcement: Cornell Legal Fellow, Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic


Legal Fellow
Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic, Cornell Law School

Cornell Law School is hiring for a two-year fellowship sponsored by First Presbyterian and First Baptist Churches of Cooperstown designed to foster child and youth security through the provision of immigration and family legal services.

The selected fellow will be based in the First Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, working for the Cornell Law School Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic, a clinical course in which law students and attorneys handle immigration and employment matters on behalf of farmworkers in the region. The Farmworker Clinic also works on research and writing projects with civil rights, environmental protection, and farmworker rights organizations, and sometimes offers brief advice and referral outreach sessions in farmworker communities.

The Legal Fellow will:

  • Work closely with the Clinic Supervisor, conduct outreach to community partners and develop a needs assessment and immigration access to justice plan for undocumented children and youth living and working on farms and in other settings in Otsego and surrounding counties.
  • Represent selected clients in Immigration Court and before U.S. Citizenship and ImmigrationServices (USCIS).
  • Represent selected clients in family court in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases.
  • Provide screening, intake, brief legal advice and referral services.
  • Educate the community on the impact of evolving immigration law and policy.
  • Engage, train, and mentor pro bono attorneys to provide legal assistance to immigrants and their families.
  • Develop resources for the community to identify pro bono attorneys.
  • Develop pro se resources for community members.
  • Supervise volunteer law students, undergraduate interns, and church volunteers, as appropriate and helpful for the project.

This is a full-time position for a period of two-years and is benefits eligible. It is an in-person position working from Cooperstown, NY. The start date is flexible, but August 2021 is preferred. Cornell Law School will also provide the fellow with position related travel reimbursement and bar dues, as well as opportunities to participate in national substantive training on immigration law legal issues and in a variety of local and regional skills based and substantive trainings.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A demonstrated commitment to public interest work and strong desire to assist indigent clients.
  • Strong legal, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts, and to share an office.
  • Ability and willingness to make frequent drives and stay overnight as needed for casework and/or training and in-person meetings onsite at Cornell.
  • Prior experience in managing independent projects or assignments.
  • Law school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience a plus.
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred, willingness to recruit and work with interpreters required.
  • The ability to undergo and pass a New York State child protective services background clearance, and routine child safety background checks to qualify for an office on the First Presbyterian and First Baptist church campuses.
  • Those with immigration law and/or family law experience strongly encouraged to apply.

The selected candidate must either be admitted to the practice of law in New York, prepared to take the New York bar exam prior to beginning the Fellowship, or be admitted on written motion after hiring.

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.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and other significant supporting materials to To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by June 25, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to early applicants.

Questions may be referred to Liz Flint (


June 7, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Job Announcement: Seton Hall Law School Assistant Clinical Professor


Seton Hall Law School Job Announcement Assistant Clinical Professor for 2021-22 Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic

Seton Hall University School of Law has an opening for a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor to teach in its Center for Social Justice for the 2021-22 academic year. This is a one- year position, with the possibility of renewal dependent on funding. The Center for Social Justice is home to the Law School’s vibrant clinical program including the Civil Litigation and Practice Clinic; Equal Justice Clinic; Family Law Clinic; Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic; Impact Litigation Clinic; and Health Justice Clinic.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Assistant Clinical Professor will work alongside the faculty member supervising the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic. The clinic provides direct representation in matters including asylum and Convention Against Torture claims, human trafficking and VAWA cases, detained and non-detained cases before immigration judges, and appeals at the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Third Circuit.

  • The Clinic also houses the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, an innovative new universal representation project for detained immigrants. It is anticipated that the Assistant Clinical Professor will assist with the weekly seminar and supervise up to 8 students per semester in a mix of litigation, bond hearings and appellate work, mostly within the detained setting.

  • The Assistant Clinical Professor will also collaborate with immigration advocates to develop appropriate responses to immigration enforcement actions and policies in order to protect the interests of our clients.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a J.D. We seek candidates with a strong academic record, excellent writing and oral communication skills, practice and/or teaching experience, Spanish language skills, and a commitment to public interest law and clinical legal education.

  • Preference will be given to applicants who have at least five (5) years of practice experience in the field of immigration law.

  • Admission to the New Jersey State Bar is preferred, but not required.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications accepted online at

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action. Seton Hall Law School is located at the heart of downtown Newark. It is one block from Newark Penn Station (with trains and subway service to many parts of New Jersey and to New York City). Manhattan is a 23-minute train ride away.


May 27, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Job Announcement: Visiting Clinical Position at Arkansas, Fayetteville


The University of Arkansas School of Law is pleased to announce that it is currently seeking applicants for a visitor for the 2021-22 year to teach the Immigration Law Clinic and Immigration Law and Policy in the law school curriculum. The University of Arkansas School of Law anticipates being face-to-face in the 2021-2022 academic year. A successful applicant must be willing to teach in person for the designated period.

A visitor will be expected to teach the Immigration Clinic in each semester. The visitor will be responsible for all aspects of the Immigration Clinic, including supervision of student work, teaching the weekly clinic seminar, and responsibility for the clinic’s docket. The Immigration Clinic’s docket is primarily comprised of humanitarian applications for relief, including asylum, U visas, and VAWA. The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of immigration practice experience, including significant experience representing asylum seekers and survivors of domestic violence in immigration proceedings. At least one (1) year of clinical teaching experience is strongly preferred. Must be a licensed attorney eligible to practice law before the immigration agencies.

A candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, be licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction, and a commitment to teaching in an environment dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students. We look for innovative faculty with a preference for both practice and teaching experience. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community as well as a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the University. The University of Arkansas School of Law is dedicated to the aims of diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, located in the northwest corner of the state, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the city of Fayetteville as one of the “top five” places to live in America. The region is welcoming, forward-thinking, and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Arkansas School of Law is committed to attracting a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. We welcome applications without regard to age, race/color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references (including individuals that can speak to practice experience and teaching experience) to Tiffany Murphy, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at


May 23, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Job Announcement: Exec. Dir. of Stanford's Immigration Policy Lab

Brush off those resumes. Stanford is looking for an Executive Director to head up its Immigration Policy Lab. Unfamiliar with IPL? They've made a helpful introductory video to introduce themselves:

Here's how they describe the Executive Director role:

We are looking for an experienced leader with in-depth knowledge of immigration policy and/or research; who values the rigor of the scientific process; who can articulate the importance of quantitative research to diverse stakeholders and audiences; and who also will deepen IPL’s focus on policy and social impact. The ED will manage the day-to-day operations of the lab and guide a team of professional staff that includes research program managers, a data scientist, a communications director, and a finance/operations manager. The ED will provide training opportunities for postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates and continue to grow and manage an active community of affiliated researchers from top universities. The ED will also be IPL’s leading public voice, whether at Stanford convenings or international summits. Further, the ED will collaborate closely with the leadership team of the IPL branch at ETH Zurich to build and implement a common vision and community across both branches.

Good luck!


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Monday, April 12, 2021

Job Announcement: U. of Oklahoma Chair in Civil Rights, Race & Justice


Seventy years ago, Dr. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher became the first African American student admitted to the University of Oklahoma College of Law after a three-year legal battle that culminated in a unanimous United States Supreme Court decision. She forever changed OU. The University of Oklahoma College of Law proudly announces that applications and nominations are now being accepted for the ADA LOIS SIPUEL FISHER CHAIR IN CIVIL RIGHTS, RACE AND JUSTICE, which honors both the principles of equality and justice for which Dr. Sipuel Fisher stood along with those of her attributes that secured them.

Echoing the means through which Dr. Sipuel Fisher’s legal battle was funded, the Chair results from a year-long campaign inviting contributions of all sizes and sources. First launched in fall 2019, over 80 students, faculty and staff colleagues, alumni and friends joined Dr. Sipuel Fisher’s vision in the effort to raise funds sufficient for endowment, an effort completed in fall 2020 through a major gift by an alumnus and associated family foundation who believe in that which characterizes Dr. Sipuel Fisher’s life and work.

The Chair, which will be appointed in the College of Law at the rank of Associate or Full Professor commensurate with experience, is dedicated to a legal scholar who holds an established interest in and deep knowledge of civil rights law, election laws, race and the law, anti-discrimination law, equal rights and diversity in law, and critical race theory. At least half of the successful applicant’s annual teaching load must fall within these arenas, with teaching and research conducted primarily at the College of Law. Candidates must hold a J.D. or its equivalent from an accredited institution and a demonstrated record of academic or experiential accomplishment, along with the ability to teach, mentor and lead students in ways that blend theory with practice, encouraging the development of experiential opportunities through which civil rights can be safeguarded and enhanced. Moreover, candidates must demonstrate experience and the ability to work both within and beyond the academic realm with disenfranchised communities, parties of varying socio-economic backgrounds, and/or non- English speaking populations, and are expected to engage scholarship at high levels for substantial time. To further honor Dr. Sipuel Fisher, the successful candidate will preferably hold qualities similar to those that guided her struggle and her achievements: courage, integrity, tenacity, intellect, vision, and love. The ideal candidate will demonstrate creativity and innovation in teaching, research, and community engagement. The candidate will showcase various theories centered around race relations in Oklahoma and across the United States.

The appointment will begin between August 2021 and January 2022, with application review beginning immediately and remaining open until final selection is made and the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience with a letter of interest, a resume, and the name, physical and e-mail address, and telephone number of no more than five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Nominations are also solicited. For specific questions about the position and application process, please contact search committee chair Katheleen R. Guzman at

All application materials should be submitted online via ByCommittee/Interfolio:

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