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 email@example.com or inquire online at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please visit https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/15093.
A strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability;
Licensed bar membership in good standing in any one of the 50 states or of the District of Columbia;
A minimum of 3 years of recent experience practicing immigration law, including both defensive and affirmative work;
Demonstrated commitment to work for low-income immigrant clients;
Enthusiasm and potential to teach and mentor law students;
Commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion and building community;
Aptitude for working both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment;
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Experience supervising law students or lawyers new to practice; • Excellent time management and organizational skills; • Sense of humor, positive attitude, and self-awareness; • Ability to speak and write proficiently in Spanish.
Additional Salary Information: Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.
We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.
About Gonzaga University School of Law
Gonzaga University School of Law is a private, Jesuit-affiliated institution located in Spokane, Washington. We are committed to educating the whole person to serve the public good, to engaging in a dialogue with all cultures and religious or ethical traditions, and to pursuing justice. Gonzaga University School of Law is actively engaged in cultivating a vibrant and strong community that values the dignity of all its members and fosters their personal and professional growth.