The immigrants Rights Clinic at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, is seeking to hire a full time staff attorney/research associate.
The finalist will work within the Immigrant Legal Services and Policy Project, an initiative funded by the Rutgers University Newark Chancellor’s Office, in collaboration with the American Friends Service Committtee’s Immigrant Rights Program. The fellow will represent unaccompanied minors before the Newark Immigration Court or Newark Asylum Office or adults with children in the Newark Immigration Court’s priority docket and will train and support pro bono attorneys engaging in such representation. The finalist will also engage in outreach and education efforts around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs and may represent individuals seeking these forms or relief, depending on the outcome of pending Supreme Court litigation.
The finalist will recruit and supervise student volunteers and will build relationships with community partners.
This is a grant funded position, subject to availability of grant funds.
Minimum Education and Experience:
J.D. and membership in a bar of any state. Experience in immigration law, particularly experience in handling SIJS or asylum cases. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong written and oral communication skills
NJ bar membership is a plus, though not required.
Fluency in another language is a plus, though not required.
Posting Number: 18FA0359
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 70946
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