IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CLINIC DIRECTOR
JOB NO.: 90832-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Department: LAW/LAW SCHOOL/EJI
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Legal Affairs, Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal
Position Vacancy ID: 90832-AS
Working Title: Immigrant Justice Clinic Director
Official Title: CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR(D54NN)
Hiring Department: A451052-LAW SCHOOL/LAW SCHOOL/EJI
Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 14, 2017
Term: This position will end on AUGUST 13, 2018.
Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
J.D. or L.L.M. required.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Prefer at least three years prior experience as a practicing attorney with immigration experience, particularly in the area of deportation defense and humanitarian relief, and experience supervising law students in a clinic setting. Proficiency in Spanish is required.
License or certificate:
Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar or eligible for admission to the Wisconsin Bar.
The appointment is for a Clinical Instructor for the Economic Justice Institute's Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC). The IJC works in partnership with community organizations, primarily the Community Immigration Law Center (CILC) and National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), to provide immigration legal services to noncitizens who are unable to retain private counsel. Most cases involve individuals who are in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody and who are eligible to apply for some form of relief from deportation in immigration court, or who are applying for humanitarian forms of relief through US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Hearings may be conducted by video from the jail, or in-person in immigration court in Chicago, IL.
Responsibilities of the position include developing and implementing, on an ongoing basis, the IJC's mission and curriculum; working closely with community partners as well as with other clinical faculty in the Economic Justice Institute; screening cases for possible representation by the IJC; supervising IJC students in all of the tasks and issue areas described above; and participating in weekly meetings of IJC students (both individual and group meetings).
Students participate in all aspects of the representation, including representation at final hearings in Chicago. Students will also be involved in community outreach and education, including conducting know-your-rights presentations to ICE detainees and to community groups.
This position envisions an individual who is interested in researching and writing about the legal concerns of low-income noncitizens and about the clinical education model.
This position is initially for one year, and a one year period of evaluation will be required. Position may be extended for a second and third year, depending upon available funding, work performance and department need. Position may become a permanent (renewable) appointment after the third year, depending upon available funding and department need.
Instructions to applicants:
Applicants must apply online through the Job At UW website by the consideration date: https://jobs.wisc.edu/ To begin the application process please click on "Apply Now". You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter during the application process.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
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Advertised: 23 May 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: 20 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time