THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER invites applications for a fellowship position in its Immigration Law Clinic, starting Summer 2018 for 20 hours per week temporary position with the possibility to develop into future full-time position dependent on funding.
In coordination with the Immigration Law Clinic Director, the Fellow will supervise students in representing clients, supervise students, and participate in the general development and functioning of the clinic. The position will also require work on family separation issues and asylum.
The Immigration Clinic at UHLC provides opportunities for students to learn the practice of law in a closely supervised and academically rigorous program. The direct representation of clients is the core of the students’ experience in the clinic, and the clinic seeks to maintain a diverse and challenging docket. The clinic selects cases with attention to pedagogical concerns, community need, and impact to provide students with opportunities to engage as student attorneys in a variety of contexts. Current cases include removal defense for non-detained and detained noncitizens, affirmative applications before USCIS, appellate matters before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Courts of Appeals.
Applicants must have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and membership in a state bar. Preference will be given to applicants with experience representing noncitizens, strong academic records and writing ability, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law.
Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by July 15, 2018. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, law school transcript, and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to:
Geoffrey A. Hoffman
Director-University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic
4604 Calhoun Road
TU-II, Room 56
Houston, TX 77204-6060
Tel: (713) 743-2094
Fax: (713) 743-2195