Visiting Associate Clinical Professor

Hempstead, New York
Mar 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hofstra University

Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Deportation Defense Clinic

Visiting Associate Clinical Professor

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, located in Hempstead, NY, is seeking to hire a Visiting Associate Clinical Professor to serve as Attorney-in-Charge for the newly created Deportation Defense Clinic.


The Deportation Defense Clinic (“DDC”) will work to protect those immigrants on Long Island who are particularly vulnerable to the consequences of increased deportation enforcement, and will conduct that work in a number of ways. As Attorney-in-Charge, the Visiting Associate Clinical Professor will supervise a Clinical Fellow and law students in the representation of individuals at high risk of deportation, such as those with removal orders or those losing status due to new federal policies.  The DDC will also collaborate with existing community organizations and networks on non-litigation community lawyering projects in support of Long Island's immigrant communities. These projects will aim to tackle the systemic issues often impossible to address through individual-client litigation. The Visiting Associate Clinical Professor will be responsible for all aspects of running the DDC, including: planning and teaching the course seminar that accompanies the DDC, client selection, supervision, and mentoring of law students in representing clients and community advocacy, clinic administration, and community education and outreach.

The Hofstra Law Clinic, where the DDC will be housed, was established in 1973 and is an integral part of the Law School.  The Law School has several additional clinical offerings, including three that also work with immigrant populations: Asylum, Immigration, and Youth Advocacy.    

The Law School seeks an applicant who has a demonstrated commitment to immigration law, three to five years’ experience in the field as well as a JD degree. Spanish fluency and some teaching or supervisory experience are highly desirable. Additional foreign language proficiency is also beneficial.

Salary and title will be commensurate with experience. The position is available immediately.

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume or C.V., law school transcript and a list of references to:

Visiting Associate Clinical Professor Defense Clinic Search Committee

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Room 244, Dean’s Office

121 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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