Here's a great opening for anyone looking for a clinical position in the immigration field: the University of Baltimore School of Law is looking for a director for its Immigrant Rights Clinic, to begin in the 2012-2013 academic year. The position, which is tenured or tenure-track, is open to both entry-level and experienced applicants. The applicant would also teach other relevant courses, depending on curricular needs. Baltimore has a strong clinical program that's well integrated with its doctrinal faculty, so it's a great landing spot for a clinician. The Baltimore Immigration Court is a relatively friendly place to practice, with thoughtful and dedicated judges. Here's more scoop from Baltimore's hiring committee:
We invite applications from candidates who have a distinguished academic background, a record of or the promise of both teaching excellence and scholarly distinction, appropriate experience in the subject area, and a commitment to service in the law school and the community.Positions will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. In keeping with its commitment to a diverse faculty, the School of Law welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and encourages women and minorities to apply. Contact (e-mail preferred): Christopher J. Peters, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1420 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-5779, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Immigrant Rights Clinic represents immigrants before the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in Immigration Court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in the federal circuit courts. The Clinic’s current caseload touches on many areas of immigration practice, including asylum law, protection for victims of human trafficking, protection for battered immigrants, protection for victims of certain types of crimes, cancellation of removal, and family reunification. The Clinic director has wide discretion in selecting new cases and determining the focus of the Clinic.