The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in its Immigrant Rights Clinic to start on or about July 1, 2017. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching, and is aimed at attorneys who wish to shift from law practice into clinical teaching.

The Immigrant Rights Clinic represents low-income immigrants in a range of direct client representation and immigrant rights policy work. Individual client work includes litigation of asylum and cancellation cases in Baltimore’s immigration court, and preparation of a broad range of applications before USCIS. The policy work has included such projects as state-level legislative amendments that would benefit immigrants in Maryland, building a brief bank for a coalition of clinics, and developing community education materials requested by a community partner. Fellows also have the opportunity to pursue other professional goals, including scholarship, during the Fellowship.  Fellows are responsible for case coverage during school vacations.  This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances.

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 of the Maryland Bar (currently licensed in Maryland or willing to take the next Maryland Bar exam) in order to supervise law practice by students.

Salary: The current salary is $55,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance.

Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by April 20, 2017 will receive priority consideration. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/

We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information at the bottom of the Job Posting here http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1205 before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy. If you have any questions about the IRC please email Prof. Elizabeth Keyes at ekeyes@ubalt.edu. If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact pmason@ubalt.edu for assistance.

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in its Civil Advocacy Clinic to start on or about July 1, 2017. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching.

The Civil Advocacy Clinic represents low-income individuals and organizations in poverty law litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal reform.  The Clinic handles a wide variety of cases, which include housing, public benefits, consumer, and employment law.  The Civil Advocacy Clinic Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of case work by clinic students and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with clinic faculty. Fellows also pursue professional goals in conjunction with his/her clinic director, including opportunities for scholarship. Fellows are responsible for case coverage during school vacations. This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances.

Qualifications: excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in litigation; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income clients and a strong interest in teaching. Fellows must be members of the Maryland Bar (currently licensed in Maryland or willing to take the next Maryland Bar exam) in order to supervise law practice by students.

Salary: The current salary is $55,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance.

Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by April 20, 2017 will receive priority consideration. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/

We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information at the bottom of the Job Posting here http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1205 before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy. If you have any questions about the CAC position, please email Prof. Michele Gilman at mgilman@ubalt.edu.

If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact pmason@ubalt.edu for assistance.

Maryland Legal Aid has a staff attorney vacancy in its Prince George’s County Office’s general law practice, which handles housing, consumer, elder law, public benefits, and domestic cases.  Applicants must have graduated from law school already, with preference for those admitted to the Maryland bar (though we will consider attorneys licensed elsewhere).  Bilingual Spanish-speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.
E-mail a cover letter and resume to Sabrina Wear.

 

Sabrina B. Wear

Supervising Attorney
Maryland Legal Aid

Metropolitan Maryland Office

8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 200

Landover, MD 20785

Phone: (301) 560-2145

Fax: (301) 429-8743

E-mail: swear@mdlab.org

www.mdlab.org

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan federal agency that performs fact-finding and civil rights analysis. It is charged with gathering information about discrimination and denials of equal protection because of because of color, race, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice. The Commission produces reports on civil rights topics for Congress and the President and for public use. Examples of recent topics include: immigration detention, employment discrimination of LGBT people, policing, environmental justice, and voting rights. These reports, and other work of the Commission, can be seen at http://www.usccr.gov/.

Intern responsibilities:

The intern will work with the Commissioner and his or her Special Assistant, preparing the Commissioner for upcoming briefings and business meetings, assisting in the development of initial comments on Commission reports (including both substantive and redline/citation review), assisting in the development of Commissioner statements on Commission reports, and conducting daily research on emerging civil rights issues that the Commissioner may want to develop letters or other work on for consideration by the Agency.  The intern will conduct both legal and non-legal research related to case law, public policy, and current events, and will attend civil rights meetings/presentations by area organizations.

Exact dates and hours of the internship will be determined in consultation with the selected candidates. Unpaid.

To apply, please submit a resume, transcript, writing sample, and a cover letter addressing your interest in working with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Applicants may indicate in their cover letter if they have a preference for which Commissioner(s) they are seeking an internship.

Application packages should be submitted via email to Rukku Singla at rsingla@usccr.gov by March 31, 2017

Rukku Singla

Special Assistant to Chair Catherine E. Lhamon

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 1150

Washington D.C. 20425

P: 202-376-7580 | F: 202-376-7561

rsingla@usccr.gov

Ayuda, a non-profit advocating for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, training and outreach in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area is hiring  for two new positions for its DC immigration team! Both require a Spanish-English bilingual candidate with a valid state bar license. The position will focus on working with child clients as part of growing our children’s program.

 

Bilingual Supervising Attorney – Immigration Program (DC Office)              https://www.jsco.re/qel4

Bilingual Staff Attorney – Immigration Program (DC Office)                           https://www.jsco.re/qel5

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is seeking a Clinical Fellow for its newly-created Deportation Defense Clinic.  See the full announcement here.

The University of Kansas School of Law seeks a clinical associate professor to serve as director for its field placement programs.  The director manages all aspects of the Law School’s field placement programs including classroom instruction.  Programs include the general field placement program, as well as our Legislative Practicum, Public Policy Practicum and Sixth Semester in DC program.  These field placement programs offer quality educational experiences that immerse students in the legal work of domestic and international government or non-profit agencies, and other approved settings. In addition to earning credit for their field work, students in field placements participate in faculty-taught classes designed to maximize students’ learning.

For a complete position description and to apply:  https://employment.ku.edu/academic/8150BR

Although their primary responsibility is teaching and professional performance, clinical professors are also expected to engage in scholarship and service to the profession.  This is a regular, full-time, twelve-month, unclassified academic staff position.

Applicants must have J.D. or equivalent legal degree, be admitted to a bar of a state or the District of Columbia and have at least 5 years of post JD legal experience, including at least two years of law school teaching experience. For more information applicants may contact:

Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

785-864-1139 or Elizabeth.kronk@ku.edu.

A complete application includes the online application and a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research/teaching interests, and 4) the names of three professional references to include addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Applications will be kept confidential until candidates agree that references may be contacted.

Application review begins 4/3/17