The University of Washington School of Law seeks applications for a Visiting Lecturer during the 2021-22 academic year. The Immigration Clinic provides legal representation to indigent immigrants and refugees, while also providing students with invaluable hands-on lawyering experience. In addition to direct representation, students engage in policy advocacy, community outreach, and community education.
Faculty and students in the clinic represent immigrants in removal proceedings, detained immigrants with final orders of removal who are being held indefinitely in government custody, and minors in removal proceedings to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), including related representation before family courts.
Faculty and students represent immigrants before USCIA, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal District Courts and the 9th Cir. Court of Appeals. The immigration clinic has a great collaborative working relationship with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), the state's primary provider of immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees.
The immigration clinic visitor will teach the seminar component of the clinic, supervise clinical students and together with students and community stakeholders, shape the docket.
The Lecturer will be responsible for:
Forming relationships and pursuing collaborative projects with community organizations, service providers, and advocacy groups, among others.
Supervising and mentoring law students and expanding the clinic's strategic litigation and advocacy docket.
Manage the operational and administrative tasks involved in case and community project work.
Supervising clinical students on cases and projects and teaching students a broad range of lawyering skills including research and writing, legal and policy analysis, problem-solving, and oral advocacy.
Working in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Experiential Education to ensure the quality of student work product.
J.D. or foreign equivalent
Minimum of 3 years of related legal practice
Experience in immigration court and a demonstrated record of advocating on behalf of immigrants and asylum seekers.
Admission to a state bar
Teaching experience preferred
A detailed cover letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation and experience.
The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can provide a reference. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the School of Law will contact references as needed)
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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