THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a Clinical Teaching Fellowship in its Immigrant Rights Clinic to start on or about June 1, 2020. This public interest fellowship program trains and mentors practicing attorneys who want to transition from law practice into clinical teaching.
We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy. Please save your required cover letter and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.
The Immigrant Rights Clinic represents low-income immigrants in a range of direct client representation and immigrant rights policy work, with a special focus on Central American asylum cases, although our clients still come from all over the world. Our students also, typically, do community work like offering intakes and consultations at Baltimore hospitals, giving tailored community education presentations to a variety of audiences, and occasionally engaging in legislative and policy work.
The Fellowship focuses its first year on the skills of teaching, from crafting and leading seminars, to facilitating supervision meetings with student-attorneys. The second year of the fellowship focuses on developing legal scholarship. The third year, we support the Fellow to go on the clinical teaching job market. In addition to teaching, supervision, and legal scholarship, the Fellow is responsible for case coverage during school vacations.
This position is a three-year contractual appointment.
Required Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in immigration, including both defensive and affirmative work; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income and immigrant clients; and a strong interest in teaching. Fellows must be members in good standing with the Maryland Bar or another State bar and willing to complete the necessary documentation to be permitted to supervise law practice by students. Ability to speak and write Spanish proficiently is not required, but is strongly preferred.
Salary: The current salary is $55,500. The position includes full benefits, including retirement, research support, and a travel allowance to attend relevant conferences and workshops.
Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by February 10, 2020 will receive priority consideration. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/
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