Washington & Lee Law School - Citizenship & Immigration Clinic - Tenure Track

12 Sep 2012 5:27 AM | Donna Lee
Washington and Lee University School of Law invites applications for several faculty positions.  Both entry-level and lateral candidates will be considered.  A clinical faculty member is sought to develop and teach a new Citizenship and Immigration Clinic (see below).  Other needs are Civil Procedure, Transnational Law, Torts, Property, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Real Estate Transactions, and Employment Law.  Candidates who contribute to the diversity of the faculty are especially encouraged to apply.  Washington and Lee offers exceptional opportunities: a vibrant community of scholars; a nurturing atmosphere for tenure-track faculty, including pre-tenure leave and generous research support; institutional commitment to innovation in legal education, including experiential learning in the third year; superb, engaged students;  location in the beautiful setting of the Great Valley of Virginia. Appointments Committee members are: Erik Luna and Brian Murchison (co-chairs), Brant Hellwig, Michelle Drumbl, Ben Spencer, J.D. King, and Mark Drumbl.  Please direct applications/inquiries to Professor Luna or Professor Murchison either by email [lunae@wlu.edu or murchisonb@wlu.edu ] or by regular mail addressed to Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia 24450.

Citizenship and Immigration Clinic

Washington and Lee University School of Law invites applications for a clinical faculty position to direct its new Citizenship and Immigration Clinic.  This is a tenure-track position.  The clinic offers students the opportunity to engage in meaningful client work, providing direct representation to immigrants in south and central Virginia who cannot afford the services of private attorneys, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable populations.  The clinic works with unaccompanied minors, victims of domestic violence, and refugees to obtain immigration benefits that allow them to fully pursue their lives in the United States.  The clinic handles U visas, VAWA self-petitions, Special Immigrant Juvenile cases, deportation defense, asylum claims, applications for permanent residence, BIA appeals, and other immigration cases.
Applicants should have significant experience in immigration work.  In addition, they should have outstanding legal writing skills, high ethical standards, sound judgment, and the ability to motivate and train law students.  Other highly desirable attributes will be prior law school teaching experience and a track record of publication.  The clinic director is expected to become a member of the Virginia bar.  Interested candidates should contact Professor Brian Murchison at murchisonb@wlu.edu.  


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