IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CLINIC DIRECTOR
JOB NO.: 93834-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Department: LAW/LAW SCHOOL/EJI
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Instructional, Legal Affairs, Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 93834-AS
Working Title: Immigrant Justice Clinic Director
Official Title: CLINICAL ASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICAL ASST PROF(D53NN)
Hiring Department: A451052-LAW SCHOOL/LAW SCHOOL/EJI
Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 01, 2018
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
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 on or before start date.
The appointment is for a Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor with the Economic Justice Institute's Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC). The IJC works in partnership with community organizations, primarily the Community Immigration Law Center (CILC), Dane County Immigration Coalition, 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.
We envision this position be an individual who is interested in researching and writing about the legal concerns of low-income noncitizens and about the clinical education model.
There will be a one year evaluation/probationary period.
Instructions to applicants:
Applicants must apply online at the Jobs at UW website (www.jobs.wisc.edu) by the consideration date. Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your experience as it relates to this position.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
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Advertised: Mar 13 2018 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: Apr 15 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time