Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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 https://diversityfellowship.fd.org/frontpage.


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 [email protected]:

  • 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 ([email protected]).



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 http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/immigrationjusticeclinic.

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]. 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 ijc.smapply.io

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 [email protected]. 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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18730. 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 ([email protected]).


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 https://jobs.shu.edu/cw/en-us/job/494641/assistant-clinical-professor.

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 [email protected]


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 [email protected].

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


For more information about The University of Oklahoma College of Law, please visit https://www.law.ou.edu/. Learn more about the surrounding college campus and Oklahoma City metropolitan area by visiting http://www.ou.edu/flipbook or http://soonerway.ou.edu.

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 https://www.albanylaw.edu/about/employment .

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 http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/

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 [email protected] or inquire online at [email protected] To apply, please visit https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/15093.


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, [email protected] 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)