University of Illinois at Chicago - Staff Attorney - International Human Rights Clinic

13 Oct 2021 2:32 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO is hiring a Staff Attorney for its International Human Rights Clinic.

The UIC Law School, Chicago’s only public law school, is seeking a Staff Attorney for the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC).

The IHRC is dedicated to the protection of human rights in the U.S. and around the world. It advocates for human rights in international and domestic tribunals and other forums, as well as provide resources and research on human rights and engage in public education and outreach.

The Staff Attorney is responsible for representing clients in asylum and human right cases, creating informational materials, and conducting community outreach. The Staff Attorney will also coordinate intakes and referrals, assist in case management, and supervise law students in the representation of clients and projects.

The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-pace collaborative environment to serve clients and the community.

A Juris Doctor from an ABA approved Law School is required as well as an active Illinois license, or ability to be admitted by motion to the Illinois Bar; excellent time management and organization skills; and excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. Preferred qualifications include a minimum of two (2) years of practice experience; experience in immigration law, human rights law, civil rights, or relevant field, and ability to communicate fluently in Spanish (written and oral).

All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes Vacation, Holiday and Sick.  In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents.  Click for a complete list of benefits at:

For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current resume, and the names of 3 references by November 5, 2021 to .

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit


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