The Cardozo School of Law’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic is interested in hiring an attorney as a Clinical Teaching Fellow for an anticipated opening sometime between October 2016 and January 2017. The fellow’s 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 organizations;
• 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.
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 and/or candidates interested in careers in clinical teaching. Past fellows have generally had 1-5 years of practice experience.
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 but primarily in deportation proceedings in the immigration courts and federal courts. In addition, students have the opportunity to represent immigrant community-based and national advocacy organizations engaged in impact projects on cutting edge immigration issues. 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 director, Peter L. Markowitz, a full-time member of the Cardozo faculty, will be responsible for mentoring, training, and supervising the Clinical Teaching Fellow. This is a one-year position with a potential one-year extension. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits will be provided.
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume and list of at least three references (ideally academic and professional) to: Linda Falk at email@example.com as soon as possible. Please put “IJC Fellowship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis."