The Cardozo School of Law’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic Seeking Clinical Fellows

The Cardozo School of Law’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic is interested in hiring two attorneys or recent law graduates as a Clinical Fellows to start in fall 2013. The fellows’ responsibilities would include some combination of the following:

  • work on deportation defense, or related cases, in the immigration and federal courts;
  • work on impact litigation and advocacy projects with immigrant community based and national advocacy organizations;
  • work supervising clinic students on litigation and advocacy projects;
  • assist in teaching and administering the clinic seminar; and
  • primary responsibility for the clinic docket during the summer session.

Fellows would have significant autonomy to construct their own docket of relevant work in accordance with their interests and would have the opportunity to take part in the academic life of the law school. This position is ideal for candidates interested in the substantive areas of immigration or criminal law and/or candidates interested in careers in clinical teaching.

The Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo is an in-house year-long intensive live client clinic in which students represent immigrants in a variety of matters but primarily in deportation proceedings in the immigration courts and federal courts. In addition, students have the opportunity to represent immigrant community based and national advocacy organizations engaged in impact projects on cutting edge immigration issues. The clinic’s docket focuses on immigrants facing deportation because of encounters with the criminal justice system and more generally on immigration enforcement issues.

The clinical director, Peter L. Markowitz, a fulltime member of the Cardozo faculty, will be responsible for mentoring, training, and supervising the Clinical Fellows. This is a one year position with a potential one year extension. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits will be provided.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and list of at least three references (ideally academic and professional) to: Zsuzsanna Toth by January 1, 2013. Note, however, that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please also note that this posting is not the same as the previous posting seeking candidates for an Assistant Clinical Professor position with the clinic. They are no longer accepting applications for that position. If, however, you have previously applied for that position and wish to also be considered for the Clinical Fellow positions, you need not submit new materials—simply contact Ms. Toth and let her know that you would like to be considered for the Clinical Fellow positions.