MSU Immigration Law Clinic Fellow Position

21 Dec 2017 3:38 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for a two-year position in its Immigration Law Clinic, starting Summer 2018. In coordination with Immigration Law Clinic faculty, the Fellow will supervise students in representing clients and in advocacy projects, teach clinic seminar classes, evaluate students and participate in the general development and functioning of the clinic. In anticipation that the Fellow will pursue opportunities to enter a career in law teaching, the law school will support the Fellow’s efforts at scholarly development including research and conference travel support.

MSU’s Immigration Law Clinic provides opportunities for students to learn the practice of law in a well-supervised and academically rigorous program. The direct representation of clients is the core of the students’ experience in the clinic, and the clinic seeks to maintain a diverse and challenging docket. The clinic selects cases with attention to pedagogical concerns, community need, and impact to provide students with opportunities to engage as attorneys in a variety of contexts.

Current cases include removal defense for non-detained and detained noncitizens, affirmative applications before USCIS, appellate matters before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and policy advocacy.

Applicants must have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and membership in a state bar.  Preference will be given to applicants with experience representing noncitizens, strong academic records and writing ability, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The fellow will receive an annual salary of $50,000.00, together with generous benefits.

Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by January 31, 2018. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, law school transcript, and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to:

Veronica Tobar Thronson,
Clinical Professor of Law
Director, MSU Law Clinic and
Director, Immigration Law Clinic 

Questions can be directed to Veronica Thronson,, or David Thronson,

Michigan State University College of Law is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, genetic information, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, political persuasion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or familial status. The College of Law actively encourages applications from underrepresented ethnic populations, women, veterans, person defined under the ADA and the LGBT community.


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