University of Michigan Law School - Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor - Human Trafficking Clinic

04 Jan 2022 3:54 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Law School is seeking to hire a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor with a background providing legal representation to victims of human trafficking in federal immigration cases and expungements to teach in its Human Trafficking Clinic (HTC) during academic year 2022-23.  

Law students enrolled in the HTC represent both labor and sex trafficking survivors in a variety of areas related to their trafficking, including immigration, post-adjudication criminal relief, access to public benefits, and victim-witness advocacy. Typical matters include T Visas, U Visas, criminal expungements, and victims’ rights.  The visiting professor will co-teach the seminar component of the clinic and supervise law students on their client matters.

Who We Are

Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the J.D. and 40 in the L.L.M. program. Our commitments to constructive and challenging debate and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer. At Michigan Law, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution, and we seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We warmly welcome applications from women, members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, veterans, and all other candidates whose backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of the school. We maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect. 

Required Qualifications

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years of experience working with victims of human trafficking and a minimum of 3 years of experience teaching in a clinical setting. Preference for applicants who have experience with victim rights, Michigan expungements, access to public benefits, and/or Michigan child dependency law. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.

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