THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position leading its newly created Immigration Law Clinic. The position would begin during the 2019-20 academic year and would be on the Law School's clinical professor track, which culminates in long-term renewable contracts. The attorney who fills the position will have primary responsibility for developing the new Immigration Law Clinic; engaging in case selection, litigation, and other advocacy to promote the Immigration Law Clinic's mission and goals; supervising clinic students in all aspects of the clinic’s work; and teaching a related seminar and/or clinical skills courses.
Candidates must have a J.D., must have at least three years of relevant experience, and must be admitted to or eligible for admission to the Illinois bar. Candidates who teach in a law school legal clinic, who have prior experience supervising or teaching law students, or who have prior experience supervising attorneys performing immigration work are strongly preferred. Excellent writing, editing, and supervision skills are required.
Each candidate should submit a curriculum vita or resume, a list of references, a legal writing sample, a law school transcript, a cover letter that includes a detailed description of the candidate's relevant practice and teaching experience, and course evaluations from prior teaching experience if any. Other material relevant to your candidacy may be included as well. Candidates must apply on line and upload application material at: http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55971. Application materials will be accepted until May 31, 2019, or until the position is filled, whichever occurs first.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.