UNLV Immigration Clinic, Bernstein Senior Fellow (Attorney)

17 Apr 2019 9:42 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS invites applications for Bernstein Senior Fellow (Attorney), UNLV Immigration Clinic [R0115339].


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:  http://www.unlv.edu

The UNLV Immigration Clinic offers law students real world experience providing pro bono deportation defense and is a community leader in protecting children and families in Nevada. It includes the Bernstein Children's Rights Program, which defends unaccompanied children fleeing violence. It is part of the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic at the UNLV Boyd School of Law, which aims to offer students an integrated academic and practice-based educational experience, to teach them to be reflective practitioners and community-oriented professionals, to provide service to communities in need of legal assistance, and to improve the quality of access to legal systems in those communities. For more information, visit: https://law.unlv.edu/clinics/immigration.


The successful candidate will demonstrate  supportfor diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in  maintaining arespectful, positive work environment.


The Bernstein Senior Fellow works with the Director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic to manage and lead the Immigration Clinic’s community service work.  As part of this role, the Senior Fellow will lead the Edward M. Bernstein Children’s Rights Program, within the framework of the UNLV Immigration Clinic.

The Bernstein Senior Fellow will perform several roles, including:

·         Direct representation of immigrant clients, including children and separated families.  

·         In cooperation with the faculty director, managing the UNLV Immigration Clinic’s legal practice.

·         Community education work consistent with the mission of the clinic.

·         Developing community service projects that further the work of the clinic and create opportunities for learning and service by UNLV students.

·         Developing community partnerships that further the mission of the clinic.

·         In cooperation with the faculty director, supervision and mentorship of other attorneys and staff in the UNLV Immigration Clinic.


·         This position requires a Juris Doctorate from a regionally accredited college or university and a license in good-standing in a U.S. State. 

·         Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of legal practice.

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently, solve problems creatively, handle multiple responsibilities, and take initiative required.

·         Effective legal writing (writing sample may be requested).

·         Background in immigration law.

·         Demonstrated ability to build connections and networks in a diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Preferred: Specific experience in deportation defense, federal court litigation, appellate law or other complex litigation.

·         Preferred: Fluency in Spanish.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.  Position is contingent upon funding. 


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on April 19, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to Michael Kagan, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0115339” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Category

Administrative Faculty



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.


This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified,  HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment. 

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.  

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.  

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements (if a closing date is provided).

Recruitments that provide a work schedule are subject to change based on organizational needs.



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