Immigrant Justice Corps — Justice Fellows (NYC)

February 10, 2014

Immigrant Justice Corps — Justice Fellows will be hosted in clusters of 2-4 in New York City’s leading non-profit legal services offices, which will be selected to participate in the IJC on a competitive the basis. Upon selection, Fellows will have the opportunity to indicate their preferences for the host organization where they will work, though the IJC will, ultimately, make placement decisions.

Justice Fellows will represent immigrants with the most complex cases that require lawyers to handle the case from start to finish, such as deportation defense and affirmative petitions for victims of crime, domestic violence and human trafficking, among others. The Justice Fellows will be primarily supervised by experienced attorneys at their host organization, with supplemental support from the IJC’s own supervisory staff.

Benefits

Justice Fellowships run for two years, with the option of renewing for a third year based on performance. During the two years of the fellowship, Fellows’ salaries ($47,000) and benefits will be covered by the IJC, along with loan repayment assistance for law school loans. During the third year of the fellowship, for those selected, salaries will be increased to reflect greater experience.

In addition, Fellows will participate in a comprehensive immigration law training program at the start of their fellowship and, throughout the course of the fellowship, will meet bi-weekly as a group for professional development activities, skills trainings, case sharing, reflection sessions and other programmatic activities organized by the IJC staff. At the end of the fellowship, IJC Fellows will be extraordinarily well trained, deeply networked in the legal and immigrant rights community, and profoundly committed to developing creative strategies to fight poverty and ensure access to justice.

You must be a law student who graduated in the Spring/Summer of 2013 or will graduate in the Spring/Summer of 2014. Law clerks completing clerkships by Summer 2014 are also eligible for a Justice Fellowship beginning in September 2014.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2014 and must be submitted via the IJC website.

Finalists will be interviewed in New York City or via video conference for applicants who are unable to travel to New York City. Fellows will be informed of their selection in March 2014.

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