THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW has an immediate opening for a clinical fellow who will work in its expanding Immigration Law Clinic. The clinic developed as an offshoot of the work of our Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC), with funding from the Florida Bar Foundation. Students enrolled in the Immigration Law Clinic receive instruction and supervision related to individual representation of immigrant clients with U-Visas, VAWA self-petitions, adjustments of status, Employment Authorizations, Federal Benefits, Drivers’ Licenses or IDs, and FOIA requests. Additionally, the clinic provides assistance to the US-born children of immigrants.
The clinical fellow will work directly with IPVAC Professor Teresa Drake, clinic students, and clients, and will conduct outreach to immigrants in 15 rural counties in North Florida. The clinical fellow will be instrumental in continuing and expanding on the clinic’s mission, and will help teach our clinic course, which is taught in cooperation with the immigration law clinic at Florida State University Law School.
This is a new position that reflects the College of Law’s commitment to increasing and enriching the clinical offerings for our students. This position is time limited position for 18 months, with the possibility of a one-year extension and carries the official classification of visiting assistant professor. The College of Law currently has 8 live client clinics and 2 criminal placement clinics.
The ideal candidate will have a JD from an ABA accredited law school, a bar membership in any state, 1-3 years of work experience, a demonstrated interest in immigration law and policy, and an interest in ultimately going on the clinical teaching market. Spanish language fluency is preferred but not required.
In order to be considered, applicants must upload a CV, references and a cover letter. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.
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