Monday, June 7, 2021

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!


May 8, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

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:

For more information about The University of Oklahoma College of Law, please visit Learn more about the surrounding college campus and Oklahoma City metropolitan area by visiting or

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.


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

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Job Announcement: Immigration Law Staff Attorney @ Albany Law School


Albany Law School seeks a staff attorney to work in The Justice Center providing legal advocacy services and direct representation to clients in its Immigration Law Clinic and performing other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts. Appointment will be as Associate Staff Attorney, Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney, depending on experience.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides direct client representation or technical assistance to clinic clients and partner agencies, as necessary.
  • At the Director’s discretion, assists in direct supervision of clinic students in providing representation, counseling, technical assistance, referrals, and advice to Clinic clients and partner agencies.
  • May assist Director in the selection of clients and development of legal matters.
  • Conducts community outreach as directed.
  • May assist Director in meeting donor/major gift/grant objectives, including attending meetings, drafting reports and contributing to matters impacting Clinic policy.
  • Assists Director with organizational tasks for classroom (student manuals, syllabi, readings, and guest speakers).
  • Performs legal research as needed, particularly with regard to student legal representation issues and long-term scholarship projects of the Director.
  • Provides limited instruction in classroom, at the discretion of and under the supervision of the Director.
  • Handles client representation during breaks and summer.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent lawyering skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent legal research skills and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office Suite products, Lexis and Westlaw.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work independently and with a variety of constituents, establish and manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.

Qualification Standards

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA approved law school.
  • Admission to the New York State Bar.
  • Two or more years of practical legal experience in the area of Immigration Law preferred. Familiarity with New York Family Court practice preferred. Recent law school graduate with clinical legal experience or coursework in immigration law considered.
  • Spanish language skills preferred. o Valid driver’s license.

To apply, please visit Albany Law School’s Employment Opportunities page at .

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


March 25, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 22, 2021

Job Announcement: Clinical Teaching Fellowship at U Baltimore


The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Clinical Teaching Fellowship in its Immigrant Rights Clinic to start on or about June 1, 2021. This public interest fellowship program trains and mentors practicing attorneys who want to transition from law practice into clinical teaching.

We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy.  Please save your required cover letter and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.

The Immigrant Rights Clinic represents low-income immigrants in a range of direct client representation and immigrant rights policy work, with a special focus on Central American asylum cases, although our clients still come from all over the world. Our students also, typically, do community work like offering intakes and consultations at Baltimore hospitals, giving tailored community education presentations to a variety of audiences, and occasionally engaging in legislative and policy work.

The Fellowship focuses its first year on the skills of teaching, from crafting and leading seminars, to facilitating supervision meetings with student-attorneys. The second year of the fellowship focuses on developing legal scholarship. The third year, we support the Fellow to go on the clinical teaching job market. In addition to teaching, supervision, and legal scholarship, the Fellow is responsible for case coverage over the summer and during the winter break.

This position is a three-year contractual appointment.

Required Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in immigration, including both defensive and affirmative work; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income and immigrant clients; and a strong interest in teaching. Fellows must be members in good standing with the Maryland Bar or another State bar and willing to complete the necessary documentation to be permitted to supervise law practice by students. Ability to speak and write Spanish proficiently is not required but is strongly preferred.

Salary: The current salary is $60,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement, research support, and a travel allowance to attend relevant conferences and workshops. 

Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by April 15, 2021 will receive priority consideration. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

More information is available at this link.


March 22, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 1, 2021

Job Posting: Clinical Fellow in Catholic Charities Immigration Clinic at Gonzaga

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applicants for a full-time Clinical Fellow to teach and supervise law students providing legal services through the Catholic Charities Immigration Clinic. This is a 2-year, fixed term, staff position, starting May 1, 2021 and ending May 31, 2023, with a possibility of extension for a third year.

The Clinical Fellow’s duties include supervising law students in all aspects of client representation and designing and teaching law clinic seminar classes on skills and substantive law. The Clinical Fellow is also responsible for administrative duties related to managing cases, record keeping associated with funding, and community outreach. In addition, this inaugural Clinical Fellow will help to build the Immigration Clinic infrastructure.  This position is optimal for an experienced immigration attorney interested in transitioning to legal academia. Faculty colleagues will offer guidance in clinical pedagogy, as well as mentorship in producing legal scholarship.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of immigration legal advocacy, enthusiasm and potential to teach and mentor students, a commitment to social justice, open-mindedness, and excellent collaboration and communication skills. We prefer candidates with Spanish language proficiency. The Immigration Clinic was launched in 2019 as a result of innovative collaboration between Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington and the Center for Civil and Human Rights at Gonzaga University Law School.The client advocacy immigration clinic provides free assistance to low-income individuals and families who need immigration law advice and representation. The policy advocacy immigration clinic, under the supervision of a separate supervising attorney, addresses systemic problems in immigration law as well as gaps in the legal rights of immigrants.

The position is open until filled, and applications submitted by February 15, 2021 will receive priority consideration. For inquiries, contact the Chair of the Recruitment Committee, Prof. Megan Ballard, at or inquire online at To apply, please visit


February 1, 2021 in Jobs and Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

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)