Director and Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law for TIRN
TU College of Law – Boesche Legal Clinic
The University of Tulsa College of Law invites applicants for the position of Director and Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law for the Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network (TIRN). This is a full-time, year-round contract position that is annually renewable, dependent upon continued funding, and includes a concurrent, non-tenure track faculty appointment. The Director/Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law has two primary responsibilities: managing the legal practice of TIRN and supervising the work of TIRN fellows and law students on behalf of clients. The Director/Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law will report to the Director of Clinical Education and is expected to engage in the life of the College of Law.
TIRN was initiated in May 2008, with the generous support of the George Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a designed to reach broadly many members of the non-citizen community in the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood near The University of Tulsa, and beyond. In doing so, TIRN complements the work of the Immigrant Rights Project, a clinical education program for second-and third-year students of TU College of Law, by:
- Mentoring and training post-graduate fellows to provide them a competitive edge in the job market and the skills necessary for establishing successful law practices and shaping their responsibilities to serve the community.
- Educating the community, especially the immigrant community, on legal rights and immigration remedies; and
- Offering immigration-related legal services to low and moderate income clients in the Kendall-Whittier and surrounding neighborhoods.
The Director/Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law will work closely with the Director of Clinical Education. Specific duties associated with this position include:
- (1) developing a training curriculum for post-graduate fellows, including substantive immigration law and practice, practice and case load management, and legal ethics;
(2) direct supervising of fellows’ client work and providing direct representation in client
matters as necessary and appropriate;
(3) preparing quarterly grant reports to TIRN funders;
(4) collecting, assessing and reporting case data and information;
(5) promoting community engagement and collaborations, including public speaking and
written communications about TIRN’s work;
(6) working with the Director of Clinical Education to establish/revise practices and
protocols for TIRN; and
(7) other administrative responsibilities such as maintaining case management systems and
oversight of the TIRN budget.
Additionally, the Director/Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will, in collaboration with the Director of Clinical Education, engage in direct supervision of case work by clinic students, clinic classroom teaching, and choosing cases that offer students a rich experiential opportunity in the practice of law. The Director/Visiting Assistant Professor would also pursue professional goals in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Education, including opportunities for scholarship.
Applicants must have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and membership in good standing in a state bar. Preference will be given to applicants with the following qualifications:
- · Five or more years of experience in immigration law practice
- · Strong commitment to promoting access to justice, and a demonstrated interest in nurturing law graduate and student development
- · Excellent organizational, communication, and advocacy skills
- · An ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
- · A record of strong academic achievement, commitment to improving society, and intellectual engagement with the law
- · Experience managing a law practice and supervising attorneys or law students
- · Teaching experience (or a passion for teaching), creativity, strategic thinking, and demonstrated ability to work with diverse and economically disadvantaged clients
- · Spanish speaking
Please refer questions to the Director of Clinical Education, Elizabeth McCormick, at email@example.com.
Please send VIA E-MAIL a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Gary Allison, Chair, Faculty Appointments, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Immigrant Rights Project
Director, Clinical Education Programs
University of Tulsa College of Law
Tulsa, OK 74104
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