Cardozo School of Law – Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Immigration Justice Clinic
Cardozo School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to work in its established Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic with the clinic’s existing director.
Applicants must be skilled and creative lawyers with an interest and ability to supervise students in both individual litigation and law reform projects. Applicants must also possess a profound interest in the educational mission of the clinic: to develop the next generation of immigrant advocates and, more generally, to teach students the lawyering skills necessary to serve individual clients and to reform our legal system. Foreign language abilities and prior experience working with immigrant communities are desirable but not required. Applicants need not be admitted to the New York bar at time of application but, if hired, will be expected to obtain admission.
The clinic’s mission is to offer an outstanding legal educational experience to its students, to provide individual representation to immigrants in traditionally neglected areas, and to serve the immigrant community in efforts to reform law and public policy. The clinic’s emphasis has historically been on removal defense cases for immigrants who are detained or who have had prior contact with the criminal justice system. In addition, the clinic represents immigrant community based and national advocacy organizations on impact projects related to immigration enforcement issues. These projects involve a broad range of legal work including, for example: impact litigation, legal support for legislative advocacy, report writing, administrative advocacy and media work. In all individual and impact cases students perform the critical legal work under the intensive supervision of clinic faculty. The school is committed to maintaining the model of having students work on both individual cases and impact projects and is committed to directing our resources toward the least served immigrant populations.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, references and c.v. to Zsuzsanna Toth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted starting September 1, 2012.
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a part of Yeshiva University. Yeshiva University has a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. We are committed to achieving nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity in employment and in all spheres of academic life. All University-wide decisions are based on equitable and equally applied standards of excellence.