20 Mar 2024 6:59 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring an Assistant Clinical Professor for its Center for Social Justice.

Job No: 496153

Full Time/Part Time: Full-time

Location: Newark

Categories: Faculty

Seton Hall University School of Law has an opening for a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor to teach in its Center for Social Justice for the 2024-25 academic years. This is a one-year contract position, with the expectation of renewal dependent on funding. The Center for Social Justice is home to the Law School's vibrant clinical program including the Civil Litigation and Practice Clinic; Criminal Defense and Community Advocacy Clinic; Equal Justice Clinic; Family Law Clinic; Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic; Impact Litigation Clinic; Health Justice Clinic; and Housing Justice and Legal Design Clinic. The Assistant Clinical Professor will work alongside the faculty member supervising the Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic.

The Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic provides direct representation in matters including asylum and Convention Against Torture claims, deferred action labor enforcement (DALE) petitions, human trafficking and VAWA cases, detained and non-detained cases before immigration judges, and appeals at the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Third Circuit. The Clinic also houses the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, an innovative universal representation project for detained immigrants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

It is anticipated that the Assistant Clinical Professor will supervise clinical law students and co-teach a seminar during the academic year and handle cases year-round. The Assistant Clinical Professor will also collaborate with immigration advocates to develop appropriate responses to immigration enforcement actions and policies in order to protect the interests of our clients.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a J.D., be admitted to practice in at least one state, and be in good standing. We seek candidates with a strong academic record, excellent writing and oral communication skills, clinical teaching and immigration practice experience, Spanish language skills, as well as a commitment to public interest law and clinical legal education. Minimum five years of practice experience as an attorney.

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who have at least five years of clinical teaching or practice experience in the field of immigration law. Admission to the New Jersey State Bar is preferred, but not required.

Licenses and Certificates:

J.D., admitted to practice in at least one state, and in good standing.

Salary Grade:

FA01 - Faculty

Exempt/Nonexempt: Exempt

Physical Demands: General Office Environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include a list of three references.

We seek to fill this position starting July 1, 2024. Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

Advertised: 18 Mar 2024

Application Closes:

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