Seton Hall University School of Law has an opening for a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor to teach in its Center for Social Justice for the 2021-22 academic year. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal dependent on funding. The Center for Social Justice is home to the Law School's vibrant clinical program including the Civil Litigation and Practice Clinic; Equal Justice Clinic; Family Law Clinic; Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic; Impact Litigation Clinic; and Health Justice Clinic.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- The Assistant Clinical Professor will work alongside the faculty member supervising the Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic. The Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic provides direct representation in matters including asylum and Convention Against Torture claims, human trafficking and VAWA cases, detained and non-detained cases before immigration judges, and appeals at the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Third Circuit.
- The Clinic also houses the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, an innovative new universal representation project for detained immigrants. It is anticipated that the Assistant Clinical Professor will co-teach the weekly seminar and supervise up to 8 students per semester in a mix of litigation, bond hearings and appellate work, mostly within the detained setting.
- The Assistant Clinical Professor will also collaborate with immigration advocates to develop appropriate responses to immigration enforcement actions and policies in order to protect the interests of our clients.
- Applicants must have a J.D. We seek candidates with a strong academic record, excellent writing and oral communication skills, practice and/or teaching experience, Spanish language skills, as well as a commitment to public interest law and clinical legal education.
- Preference will be given to applicants who have at least five years of practice experience in the field of immigration law.
- Admission to the New Jersey State Bar is preferred, but not required.
- General office environment
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.
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