THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the position of Fellow in its Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in the field with mentorship and support to advance a career in public interest law or to launch a career in clinical teaching.
The IRC Fellow will work under the supervision of IRC faculty directors. Areas of work are likely to include: collaboration with local grassroots community organizations, such as Resilience OC, on deportation defense campaigns and policy initiatives; strategic support for rapid response networks at the local and national level; and litigation on behalf of noncitizens, including those who have experienced violations of their civil and constitutional rights. Other work may include litigation and advocacy on behalf of immigrant workers on labor and employment issues. In each of these areas, there will be opportunities to develop sophisticated, community-centered law and organizing strategies. The IRC Fellow may also have opportunities to teach clinic classes and supervise students during the fellowship term.
A J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school is required. Membership in any state bar is required. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 3-5 years of practical experience. Proficiency in Spanish is also helpful, though not required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through April 13, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by March 12, 2018. We expect that the IRC Fellow will begin work in July 2018.
Applications can be submitted through this link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04477