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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University College Of Law
Department: Juris Doctorate Programs 40001138
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 70000.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Advising/Counseling, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Immigration Law Clinic Fellow

Position Summary

MSU College of Law is accepting applications for a two-year fellowship position in the Immigration Law Clinic. In coordination with Immigration Law Clinic faculty, the Fellow will supervise students in representing clients and in advocacy projects, teach clinic seminar classes, evaluate students, and participate in the general development and functioning of the clinic. In anticipation that the Fellow will pursue opportunities to enter a career in law teaching, the law school will support the Fellow’s efforts at scholarly development including research and conference travel support.

 

  • Supervision of second- and third-year law students, with the goals of training students to become ethical, effective, and compassionate advocates and of delivering outstanding client representation
  • Classroom teaching and curriculum development, in collaboration with faculty

Fellows are eligible for Michigan State University’s comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, paid time off, and tuition benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Other

Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • At least three (3) years of practice experience in relevant areas of law, with preference for experience representing noncitizens, strong academic records and writing ability, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law.
  • Strong interest in clinical teaching, with a commitment to inclusive teaching methods designed to effectively engage a diverse student population
  • Membership in a state bar and willingness to petition for admission to the Michigan bar

 

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching, training, or supervision of law students or early-career lawyers

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • List of at least three (3) references
  • Statement of interest of no more than two pages addressing (a) why you are interested in the fellowship; (b) what you can contribute to the clinic in which you are interested; (c) your experience with the area(s) of law in which the clinic practices and with public interest/social justice work; (d) your future professional goals; and 
    (e) anything else you consider pertinent.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Review of Applications Begins On

07/25/2022

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Website

law.msu.edu

Department Statement

MSU Law is a diverse and inclusive learning community with around 700 students, 60 faculty members, 60 staff members, 5 librarians, and 7 legal clinics. We offer nationally ranked programs in Intellectual Property and Trial Advocacy, an acclaimed Indigenous Law and Policy Center, as well as the Animal Legal and Historical Web Center. Faculty members lead the academic dialogue in a wide range of fields, including social justice, innovation, and business and regulatory law.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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