Social Worker (Part-Time)
- Conduct intake with clinical clients to assess mental health and service needs
- Provide counseling and case management for survivors of torture, severe domestic violence and complex trauma
- Work with city and state agencies and non-profit organizations that provide services and/or benefits to low-income, undocumented immigrants in order to meet client needs
- Refer clients to appropriate resources, as needed
- Perform close supervision and evaluation of part-time social work intern from Simmons School of Social Work and his/her cases for same client population
- Work with interdisciplinary team of attorneys and students
- Run trainings for law students on working with traumatized clients, safety planning, suicide assessment and other topics
- Hold office hours and lead case rounds with law students on issues common to many cases, including trauma, secondary trauma, boundaries, cross-cultural communication
- LICSW required
- clinical counseling experience with cross-cultural clients and clients who have experienced trauma and PTSD required
- assessment and service planning skills required
- knowledge of benefit and health insurance programs, services, and therapeutic resources for low-income, undocumented immigrants and trauma survivors required
- ability to keep organized and detailed written documentation required
- ability to use own transportation to assist clients without access to a vehicle with needs required
- ability to conduct psychosocial assessments for legal proceedings preferred
- bilingual or multi-lingual strongly preferred
We are looking for a social worker with excellent communication skills, who is able to handle sensitive situations with diplomacy and tact. Applicants should be responsible and flexible, passionate and energetic, demonstrated self-starters with a sense of humor.
How to apply
- This is a term appointment expected to be renewed based on need beyond appointed end date of June 30, 2014.
Please send your cover letter and resume to Bonnie Rubrecht, Administrative Director – email@example.com with your last name in the title of your file in .doc/.docx or .pdf format. Please email any specific questions about the position to the above email.
Please see further details at http://www.idealist.org/view/job/z5ds6KkcW9h4/ – thank you!
In November 2012, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic arranged for continuing clinical student Marisa Taney ’13 to work with the University of Buenos Aires and as well as two other amazing organizations, CELS and CAREF, doing great work in refugee law. Read about her experience in her own words below!
“When I chose to participate in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (“HIRC”) my 2L fall, I would never have imagined that I would find myself, a year later, sitting in the office of an NGO in Argentina, discussing policy decision making with Argentine lawyers and explaining U.S. immigration and asylum law to law students at the University of Buenos Aires (“UBA”). Yet last fall, for three weeks in November, that is exactly what I did.
Getting the project off the ground was no easy task. It was the product of compromise, flexibility and hard work on the part of the faculty of HIRC, the heads of the non-profits in Argentina and the administration and faculty of Harvard Law School. First, there were scheduling challenges, since our three-week term in January coincides with Argentina’s summer vacation, meaning that the project would have to take place during Fall term, when I would be taking three additional classes. Second, there was the challenge of familiarizing myself with the history of Argentinian immigration and the evolution of its regulatory scheme governing the same. Third, there were numerous logistical challenges regarding housing, transportation and funding.
Despite these hurdles, by September the project was finalized. I would go to Buenos Aires for three weeks during Fall Term to work with the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (“CELS”) and the Comisión de Apoyo al Refugiado (“CAREF”). While there, my project would be dual-focused, encompassing both a practical and an academic component. On the one hand, I would participate in the legal clinic that the organizations run with the UBA, consulting on cases where my knowledge of U.S. law might be helpful and learning about the clinic’s general operations. At the same time, I would study the new immigration law passed in Argentina in 2003 and evaluate its implementation in the first ten years of its existence. This latter task would culminate in a research paper that would help to focus reforms of immigration law and policy in Argentina. The ultimate goal was to foster a mutually beneficial, collaborative relationship between our respective organizations that would allow for fruitful exchanges of students, resources and information.
Upon arriving in Argentina, I went to CAREF to set my schedule: three days per week I would participate in the clinic, and the other three to four days I would work on the research project and help out on other tasks as needed. I had the opportunity to interview members of the government-run Comisión del Migrante (the commission within the national public defender’s office dedicated to immigrant advocacy), to confer with attorneys in the field, and to speak with numerous immigrants themselves. I attended workshops and trainings for immigrants to inform them of their rights under the new law and engaged in candid discussions about the immigrant experience in Argentina. Through it all, I learned an enormous amount about the region, the politics, and the social implications of being an immigrant in Argentina.
Still, working in Argentina was not without its set of challenges. The first day I was there, the garbage workers had been on strike for days. Rotting garbage lined the streets and obstructed some of the sidewalks. This was not an unbearable inconvenience until day two, when the city flooded due to heavy rains and to the built-up garbage blocking the sewer drains. The buses, with which I was only vaguely familiar, changed their routes to avoid the floating islands of refuse and the streets flooded four feet high. Still, I managed to arrive (20 minutes late) to my first meeting at CELS. When I arrived, however, I was informed that there had been “un apagón”—essentially a blackout—due to the extreme weather. There was no light or computers for our meeting. The meeting was fruitful anyway, and, after hours of navigating the re-routed public transportation, I returned home, thoroughly initiated by Argentina. Twice in the three weeks of my visit, work was stopped due to national protests. We were without power an additional three times. Miscommunications caused by my lack of familiarity with Argentine legal terms abounded. But all of these obstacles helped to highlight one of my favorite parts of Argentina: the culture. A typical Harvard student, I arrived frantic at CELS when service interruptions to the buses caused me to arrive 25 minutes late to the clinic. But instead of berating me for tardiness, the students laughed, commiserated about the public transportation, offered me some mate, and caught me up on the lecture. During case presentations, the lawyers and interns would pause periodically to ask if I had any questions, and would go to pains to explain banal legal processes if they were unique to Argentina. My peers were as genuinely interested in my experiences in the United States as I was in theirs in Argentina, and they regularly stayed after meetings or class to talk to me or invite me to social events. It was in incredible experience.
By all accounts, the project was a huge success. Not only was it an opportunity for me to learn about another system of immigration law, but it also allowed me to truly engage with a different society and gain multiple perspectives on immigration policy. The geographic and region-specific challenges were different, but the basic issues underlying the work were the same, and the missions of our organizations remarkably parallel. Since returning to the states I have continued to speak with my supervisors and peers in Argentina, collaborating on cases and discussing future opportunities for exchanges. Who knows, maybe I will get to go back!”
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School invites applications for the position of South Texas Staff Attorney to be based in Harlingen/Brownsville, Texas. The Young Center is dedicated to promoting the best interests—safety and well-being—of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s work is to serve as Child Advocate (guardian ad litem in immigration proceedings) for unaccompanied and separated children pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. The Young Center is at the forefront of best interests advocacy for unaccompanied immigrant children and is the only organization in the country overseeing the work of Child Advocates pursuant to the 2008 TVPRA. This is a two-year position, with the option for renewal or transfer.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago
6020 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60637
773.702.9560 | info@TheYoungCenter.org
The Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Rubin, concentrating in the area of immigration and criminal defense law, is seeking an outstanding bilingual (Spanish or Portuguese-speaking) Immigration Attorney or Paralegal who is organized, intelligent, articulate, professional, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented for a full time position in our downtown Boston office.
Responsibilities include: drafting letters and memorandum; preparing affidavits in support of asylum claims, battered spouse residency petitions, and motions for court proceedings; assisting with family and employment based immigration visa petitions; gathering and analyzing research data; and providing administrative support. Interested candidates must have prior immigration law experience; possess excellent interpersonal skills; ability to multi-task in a deadline driven environment; proven writing, research and critical thinking skills; fluency in written and verbal English and Spanish or Portuguese; and strong computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. A valid driver’s license is required. Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Following its second victory, the Harvard Immigration Project’s (HIP) Bond Hearing Project continues its new campaign to provide free legal representation to detained immigrants seeking release from immigration custody. The project’s purpose is to both educate students and serve the immigrant community.
At both hearings, teams of HLS students, led by Bond Hearing Project co-directors Tanika Vigil ’14 and Carol Wang ’13, represented immigrant clients who were detained at Suffolk County House of Correction.
Some immigrants in detention facilities are eligible for release and may begranted bond by a judge, though many immigration detainees are unable to afford legal representation. Under the direction of supervising attorney Phil Torrey, the Bond Hearing Project teams of four to five students provide the free representation necessary to gain the release of immigrants from detention.
In December the Bond Hearing Project represented their second client, a middle-aged man from Guatemala caught in a hotel immigration raid in New Hampshire. The client fled Guatemala after being shot through the neck and witnessing the murder of his nephew. He was working long hours in the United States to send money home to his ill father, who was financially unable to pay for his own medications. With no prior criminal record, the client was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during their search for a different individual. The student team for the second case was led by Brett Heeger ‘14, oralist on the case, Carol Wang ‘13, Tanika Vigil ‘14, and Marie Nelson ‘14.
After gathering evidence directly from the client and various community members, the team’s argument succeeded and the client was able to post bond, which was raised in a campaign led by his friends and fellow church members.
Unlike the second case, the Bond Hearing Project’s first client had some minor, non-violent criminal convictions. The team’s first client was an immigrant from El Salvador who was arrested in Portland, Maine on criminal trespass charges; the client was sent to the immigration detention center at the Suffolk County House of Correction in mid-August. The client was working at the docks processing lobster, and living in a shelter while sending most of his earnings home to support his family.
The team who worked on that case included Kendall Bass ’14, Betsey Boutelle ’14, Marie Nelson ’14, Tanika Vigil ’14 and Carol Wang ’13.
After first contact, the team had two weeks to gather proof that their client was not a danger to the community, a flight risk, or a threat to national security. “It was a total blitz to try to find evidence to get [him] bond,” Torrey said. On the day of the hearing, after considering the collected police reports, docket sheets, and oral arguments from the team’s representative, Carol Wang, and the ICE attorney, the judge agreed to set a bond amount, which allowed their client to be released from detention.
Bond Hearing Project co-directors Vigil and Wang found that the student team worked very well together, the results “a reflection of how persistent we’ve been, and how committed we were,” Vigil said. The investigative effort put forth by the team was its key to success, Wang said, as they were very well prepared at the hearing and able to successfully answer questions from the judge and respond to counter-arguments from the ICE attorney.
Wang said a successful bond hearing is extremely valuable to immigrant detainees because it frees them from detention, which allows them more time to properly develop their claims for immigration protection within the United States.
The representation offered by the Bond Hearing Project seeks to push back against “a conceptualization of immigrant detainees as a criminal portion of our population who deserve to be locked up without the possibility of bond,” Vigil said.
The work of the Bond Hearing Project is important not only to the immigrant community, but also to the HLS students involved.
“Immigration law cuts across many levels of the legal world and having a very active and productive community of people who are interested and excited in working in this field has the opportunity to be useful both to Boston and the law school community,” Heeger said.
According to Torrey, HIP and other student practice organizations (known as SPOs) are great opportunities for students to experience hands-on casework and supplement the work of existing HLS clinics. SPOs, like HIP, allow first-year students, who are not yet eligible for enrollment in a clinic, to begin learning valuable legal skills, such as interviewing a client and presenting an argument in court. These skills can then be developed in greater depth when students take advantage of the myriad clinical opportunities at HLS following their first year.
“You can do all of this, and even as a first year law student, really have the opportunity to help someone,” Heeger said.
Vigil added that the Bond Hearing Project and other HIP projects are valuable because they ground the law school experience: “You put in a lot, but you get so much more out of it in terms of finding your motivation and direction, and getting back to why we decided to come to law school in the first place.”
For more information about the Bond Hearing Project and other projects of the Harvard Immigration Project, please visit http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/hip/
For comprehensive reports on this issue that thoroughly brief the everyday reality for immigrants in detention centers and provide extensive facts and statistics, please visit the ACLU’s repository on their website. We also welcome any and all comments or questions both here and on our Facebook page.
Thank you to the Harvard College student interns who conducted interviews and drafted this article over the past few months – Joanne Wong and Victoria Fydrych.
The following post was written by Mary Triick, a current 3L HLS student who worked with HIRC for multiple semesters. She writes here about the value of working with asylum-seekers at the Clinic:
I started working with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic at the beginning of my second year of law school. As I sat down at my first meeting, with my first client, I knew the experience would teach me much about the law of asylum and even some practical skills; however, I had no idea of the true breath of the education my clients would provide me.
My clients reminded me why I decided to become a lawyer. So much of what we do here in law school is apply abstract legal concepts to the lives of people who only ever appear to us as words on a page. At HIRC I had the opportunity to move past the abstractions, to interact directly with individuals who not only had real legal needs, but who had needs that I and my supervisors could help them with. At law school we often considered the big picture implications of issues such as torture, globalization, the laws of war, and the rights and privileges of citizenship. The clinic, however, allowed me to reorient myself and engage with these issues as they are brought to bear on a single person. I was able to clearly see how—as a lawyer—I can make the world better for the one person, standing right in front of me.
My clients reminded me why the law is important. The life experiences of the individuals who seek HIRC’s services in the asylum process are often case studies in what happens when the rule of law breaks down. The individuals I assisted had fled countries when their governments declined to provide them with the most basic protections of law—protections we are lucky enough to take for granted in America. The promise of the protection of American asylum law, and the struggles our clients endured as a result of the failure of laws and governments in their home countries, make it abundantly clear to me that laws are important because laws save lives.
My clients reminded me to keep my life in perspective. At times I have found law school to be insular and isolating. Working with my clients was a constant reminder that we all should count our blessings everyday. It is easy to forget how fortunate we all are when we are constantly surrounded by those who have been equally as fortunate. My clients’ has survived the most unfortunate human experiences, such as torture, detention, and separation from their families. Their strength and perseverance serve as testaments to the enduring nature of human fortitude and courage.
Read about one of HIRC’s clients and their experience seeking asylum and working with student attorneys at the Clinic in the Harvard Gazette article from this fall.
The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program & Harvard Law School & Lambda Present:
Invisible Refugees: Forced Migration of Sexual & Gender Minorities
Many of the world’s forced migrants are escaping persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Long invisible to the humanitarian community, these vulnerable individuals often hide from the very systems charged with protecting them. They are finally beginning to come out of the shadows.
Please join Neil Grungras, Executive Director and Founder of ORAM - Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration, in a discussion of this global phenomenon and its ramifications for the international humanitarian community.
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Wasserstein 3016
Lunch & refreshments will be provided.
Co-Sponsored by Harvard Immigration Project, the Harvard Journal on Law & Gender, & the Women’s Law Association
February 27, 2013 | Leave a Comment
IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS PROJECT DETENTION FELLOWSHIP [IRP-26]
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Immigrants’ Rights Project, NY & CA
For more than 92 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country’s largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, and members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society.
The Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP) of the ACLU’s National office is seeking applicants for an IRP Detention Fellow, to start immediately. The position will be based in either New York or San Francisco for a term of one year.
The IRP conducts the largest litigation program in the country dedicated to enforcing and defending the constitutional and civil rights of immigrants and to combating public and private discrimination against non-citizens. The IRP also supports and coordinates the immigrants’ rights work of the ACLU’s 53 affiliates around the country. Current areas of litigation and advocacy include state and local anti-immigrant laws and practices; immigration enforcement practices and racial profiling; immigration detention; habeas corpus and access to the courts; discriminatory language and education policies; and due process in immigration removal proceedings. The IRP is part of the ACLU’s Center for Equality, which works to uphold the federal constitution’s promise that all Americans will receive equal protection of the law. The Center also includes the ACLU’s Racial Justice, Voting and Disability work.
The Project’s top priorities include addressing the growing problem of mass immigration incarceration. In recent years, the immigration system has become one of arbitrary mass detention of immigrants who are in removal proceedings, without regard for due process or cost-effectiveness, resulting in the detention of almost 430,000 immigrants (an all-time high) in FY 2011. The IRP has been the leading organization engaged in ensuring fundamental procedural protections and reducing the federal government’s wasteful and inhumane over-reliance on immigration incarceration – through a combination of strategic litigation and advocacy.
The IRP Detention Fellow will participate in litigation and advocacy to challenge the expansion of unconstitutional detention practices, and to help establish a right to appointed counsel for immigration detainees. The Fellow will work with IRP attorneys on existing complex litigation challenges to detention and counsel practices and participate in the development and filing of new litigation. In addition, the Fellow will be instrumental in monitoring other cases being litigated in the federal courts. The Fellow will also participate in our administrative advocacy for systemic nationwide reforms to the immigration detention system.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conduct legal and factual research and analysis for pending and potential litigation.
- Draft legal memoranda, pleadings, affidavits, motions, and briefs.
- Participate in development of facts including interviews of potential clients in detention facilities.
- Provide technical assistance to the nationwide immigration bar and to ACLU affiliates.
- Engage in administrative advocacy.
- Serve as a resource for ACLU legislative and policy work.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- J.D. degree is required.
- A federal judicial clerkship is preferred. At least two years of litigation experience preferred.
- Experience with legal issues involving immigration detention and deportation is preferred.
- A demonstrated commitment to public interest law.
- Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills.
- A demonstrated ability to conduct complex legal analysis and fact-finding.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work independently, as well as within a team.
- The initiative to see projects through to completion and to be a self-starter.
- Commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU.
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a letter of interest, resume, transcript, contact information for two legal references, and a legal writing sample via e-mail to hrjobsIRP@aclu.org. You must reference [IRP-26 Detention Fellowship/ACLU-W] in the subject line. Please indicate your preference for a New York or San Francisco placement. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to Immigrants’ Rights Project postings. In order to ensure that your application is received, please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
[Attn: IRP-26 Detention Fellowship/ACLU-W]
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
Applicants are encouraged to send materials as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: Recruitment@aclu.org.
Correspondence sent to the Recruitment@aclu.org address that is not related to accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”
Two announcements from two great immigration clinics:
Stanford Law School
Immigrants’ Rights Clinic
The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School invites applicants for a staff attorney position with its Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (“IRC”). The Staff Attorney will join the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and staff, she or he will help train law students to work on immigrants’ rights litigation and advocacy.
The IRC represents individual noncitizen clients in a variety of matters, including immigration court proceedings on behalf of noncitizens with criminal convictions, applications to secure status for noncitizen survivors of domestic violence, and asylum cases. The IRC also litigates immigrants’ rights cases in the federal courts, including habeas petitions on behalf of detained noncitizens, appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and other federal courts of appeals, and other impact litigation on behalf of noncitizens challenging Department of Homeland Security policies. In addition to its litigation work, the IRC conducts advocacy on behalf of immigrants’ rights organizations in a variety of areas, including advocating for immigrants in detention, working alongside local organizations in grassroots organizing, developing and distributing know-your-rights materials, legislative and regulatory advocacy, international human rights advocacy, and enabling immigrants’ rights groups to access legal services.
The Staff Attorney will report directly to, and work in collaboration with, Professor Jayashri Srikantiah, Director of the IRC.
The Staff Attorney will participate in all activities of the clinic and will:
• engage in client development, including conducting intakes at the Mills Legal Clinic offices and local immigration detention facilities;
• participate in the supervision of clinic students, particularly small-group supervision and review of students’ written work, client interactions, and oral advocacy;
• assist the IRC Director with curriculum design, development of teaching materials, classroom teaching, student evaluation, client selection, and clinic operations; and
• engage in substantial independent client representation.
The IRC is one of eleven clinics comprising the Mills Legal Clinic. The Stanford clinical program is unique in that students participate in a clinic on a full-time basis; the clinic is the only course a student takes during the term of enrollment.
Mills Legal Clinic attorneys are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Law School and university at large. The clinic provides resources for its lawyers to participate in continuing education and other professional development activities.
Applicants for the staff attorney position must have:
• 5-10 years experience representing clients before the immigration courts, the federal district courts, and the federal courts of appeals;
• experience conducting one or more forms of immigrants’ rights advocacy, including administrative and legislative advocacy, public education, media work, or grassroots organizing;
• strong academic credentials;
• excellent teamwork skills; and
• successful teaching and student supervision experience or the demonstrated potential for such teaching and supervision.
Spanish language fluency is an additional plus factor.
The salary is based on a formula that is competitive with similar positions in nonprofits.
Applicants should submit resumes through http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/, referencing job number 51501. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with a preferred start date in July 2013.
In addition, applicants should send the following materials to the addresses below:
• a statement no longer than two pages describing: (i) prior experience in immigration litigation and advocacy; (ii) other relevant experience; and (iii) information relevant to the applicant’s interest and potential for clinical supervision and teaching;
• a resume;
• a list of at least three references;
• a complete law school transcript; and
• a sample brief that the applicant authored (without substantial editing by others) that was filed in immigration court or the federal courts.
Applicants may send the materials electronically to Judy Gielniak, the Mills Legal Clinic administrative manager, at jgielniak at law.stanford.edu. Hard copies may be sent to:
Professor of Law
Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
Stanford Law School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other prohibited category. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.
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University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth
Immigration Law Clinic
The Clinical Fellow in the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Massachusetts School of Law—Dartmouth will work in the Immigration Law Clinic on student supervision, client representation, teaching, developing and enhancing community involvement and advocacy, and occasionally appellate work. The Fellow will work closely with experienced attorneys, clinicians, and academics at the Law School. For the complete job description please go to www.umassd.edu/hr.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate; Admission to the Massachusetts Bar or eligibility to be waived into practice in Massachusetts upon assuming clinical responsibilities; Previous student/staff experience in a law clinic; however, no prior position as Clinical Law Fellow or one substantially similar. Evening and weekend hours and travel as required.
To apply please send a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references to : Search for Clinical Law Fellow-Law School, Office of Human Resources,285 Old Westport Rd., North Dartmouth, MA 02747.
The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013.
UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on all potential employees.
February 12, 2013 | 1 Comment
Join HIRC & HIP to meet Ira Kurzban in person at HLS, where he’s speaking at Prof. Anker’s Immigration Law: Policy and Social Change course this Thursday! HIP is hosting a meet & greet with drinks from 7-8pm, WCC 3019.
J.D. and M.A., University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Kurzban is a partner in the law firm of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., of Miami, Florida. He is a past-national President and former General Counsel of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is a Fellow of the American Bar Association. He has litigated over fifty federal cases concerning the rights of aliens, including Jean v. Nelson, Commissioner v. Jean, and McNary v. Haitian Refugee Center, Inc., which he argued before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Kurzban is an adjunct faculty member in Immigration and Nationality Law at the University of Miami School of Law and Nova University School of Law. He is the author of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook, the most widely used one-volume immigration source in the United States. Mr. Kurzban is an adjunct faculty member in Immigration and Nationality Law at the University of Miami School of Law and Nova University School of Law and he has lectured and otherwise published extensively in the field of immigration law, including articles in the Harvard Law Review and Columbia University Press.