Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice Seeks Practitioner in Residence for Detained Immigrant Representation Project Seton Hall University School of Law has an immediate opening for a full-time experienced immigration attorney to serve as a Practitioner-in-Residence in its Center for Social Justice, Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic. This is a year-round non-teaching position and is entirely grant-funded. The Center for Social Justice is home to the Law School’s vibrant clinical program including civil litigation; equal justice; family law; health justice; immigrants’ rights/international human rights; and impact litigation. Furthermore, the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic is one of four partners in an exciting and innovative project, funded by the state of New Jersey, to provide legal representation to detained and non-detained immigrants in removal proceedings. Seton Hall Law’s Immigration Detention Project encompasses a Managing Attorney, three full-time Practitioners-in-Residence, two clinical faculty members, two Immigration Detention Fellows, clinical and extern law students, and two full-time paralegals. The ultimate goal of the Project is to provide universal representation to immigrants detained in New Jersey. Working with the detention team, the Practitioner-in-Residence will represent both detained and non-detained immigrants before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Working with the detention team, the Practitioner-in-Residence will represent both detained and non-detained immigrants before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals.
This is a full-time, non-academic position. Continuation of the position is dependent on the renewal of grant funding. At this time, the position follows a hybrid model (with three days/week in the office and two remote).
• A J.D. or LL.M. and membership in a bar of any state (NJ bar membership is a plus, though not required) • At least 2 years of experience in immigration removal defense • Commitment to ensuring that detained and non-detained immigrants have access to counsel and due process • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong preference for bilingual English/Spanish applicants • Experience in habeas litigation in federal court (preferred)
Licenses and Certificates:
Admitted to the Bar of any state in the U.S.
AD190 - Administrative
Physical Demands: General Office Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and unofficial law school transcript at their earliest convenience. The cover letter should address all of the position requirements listed above.
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.
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