Clinical Fellow, Immigration Clinic

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Feb 01, 2021
Full time Education Immigration

Job Description

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applicants for a full-time Clinical Fellow to teach and supervise law students providing legal services through the Catholic Charities Immigration Clinic.  This is a 2-year, fixed term, staff position, starting May 1, 2021 and ending May 31, 2023, with a possibility of extension for a third year.

We are especially interested in candidates who support our commitment to Gonzaga Law School as an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community. We encourage applications from the LGBTQ+ community, persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups.

The Clinical Fellow’s duties include supervising law students in all aspects of client representation and designing and teaching law clinic seminar classes on skills and substantive law.  The Clinical Fellow is also responsible for administrative duties related to managing cases, record keeping associated with funding, and community outreach.  In addition, this inaugural Clinical Fellow will help to build the Immigration Clinic infrastructure.

This position is optimal for an experienced immigration attorney interested in transitioning to legal academia.  Faculty colleagues will offer guidance in clinical pedagogy, as well as mentorship in producing legal scholarship. 

The successful candidate will have a strong record of immigration legal advocacy, enthusiasm and potential to teach and mentor students, a commitment to social justice, open-mindedness, and excellent collaboration and communication skills.  We prefer candidates with Spanish language proficiency.

The Immigration Clinic was launched in 2019 as a result of innovative collaboration between Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington and the Center for Civil and Human Rights at Gonzaga University Law School.  The client advocacy immigration clinic provides free assistance to low-income individuals and families who need immigration law advice and representation. The policy advocacy immigration clinic, under the supervision of a separate supervising attorney, addresses systemic problems in immigration law as well as gaps in the legal rights of immigrants.

The position is open until filled, and applications submitted by February 15, 2021 will receive priority consideration.

For inquiries, contact the Chair of the Recruitment Committee, Prof. Megan Ballard, at ballard@gonzaga.edu or inquire online at humanresources@gonzaga.edu. To apply, please visit https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/15093.

For Gonzaga University School of Law’s mission and diversity statements, please visit https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-law/about/mission-vision.