Harvard Law School - Clinical Fellow - Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

23 Dec 2020 12:25 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Fellow for its Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program.


The fellowship will provide an opportunity for an attorney to work at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. The Fellow's docket will include cases and clients for both clinics housed within the program: the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic and the Crimmigration Clinic. The fellow will engage in direct representation of individuals seeking immigration relief, defense against deportation, and release from immigration detention, as well as district court and appellate litigation and policy advocacy. Starting in the summer of 2021, the Fellow will assist with the supervision of clinical students and teaching of courses in close collaboration with experienced attorneys and clinicians at Harvard Law School and Greater Boston Legal Services.


The Fellow's responsibilities will include supervision of clinical students and development of teaching and training materials for courses on Crimmigration, Immigration and Refugee Advocacy, Strategic Litigation, Immigration Policy and Social Change, Child Asylum, and other potential immigration-related courses. The position will offer opportunities for professional development and scholarship in the areas of immigration and refugee law, as well as crimmigration. The Fellow will be based at Harvard Law School and may collaborate with other programs in Harvard's vibrant clinical community.


• Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

J.D. earned within three years of hire date. Admission to the bar of any state required.

Additional Qualifications:

Candidates with experience in direct immigration representation, as well as district court and/or appellate litigation strongly preferred. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, superior research and writing skills, and a strong commitment to public interest lawyering. Outstanding interpersonal skills, along with flexibility, a sense of humor and a passion for direct service work, and, particularly, immigration and asylum work required. Candidates should also have an interest in and demonstrated aptitude for supervising and advising students, as well as a demonstrated interest in teaching and proven capacity to work as a team member. Ability to work sensitively with a diverse population of clients, students, and staff is essential.

Second language capability and MA bar license preferred. Admission to a state bar required.

This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to June 30, 2022, with the possibility of renewal for one year until June 30, 2023 contingent on resources and need.


To apply, please email the following to hirc@law.harvard.edu:

• Current resume or CV
• A statement of interest (approx. 750 words) that addresses your potential for clinical teaching and advocacy, your relevant prior experience, and any other information you believe will help the hiring committee evaluate your candidacy
• At least three references (please include email and phone contact information) The deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/E5N2JRCpWlM8ixNns6nbY



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