Duties and Responsibilities: In coordination with the Center for New Americans faculty, the Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will co-teach the Detainee Rights Clinic and at least one of the other two interrelated clinics, and will be listed as co-instructor for any such clinical course. In addition, she or he will supervise students in representing clients and in advocacy projects, such as know-your-rights presentations, teach clinic seminar classes, and evaluate students and participate in the general development and functioning of the clinic.
In anticipation that the Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will pursue opportunities to enter a career in clinical legal education or law teaching, the law school will support efforts at scholarly development including research and conference travel support.
Appointment: This is a 100% time, twelve-month, academic professional appointment. This appointment is annually renewable for up to three years, depending on funding availability and performance.
This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin June 28, 2017 with the goal of having the individual hired begin work by August 21, 2017.
J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in at least one state (whether Minnesota or another state) and be eligible for admission in state and federal court in Minnesota, if not already admitted.
Prefered Preference will be given to applicants with clinical teaching experience as students in law school and three or more years’ practice experience in immigration law, including representation of detained noncitizens in removal proceedings and conducting know-your-rights programs for noncitizens in immigration detention facilities. Experience in federal court immigration litigation also preferred. Preference will also be given to applicants with fluency in Spanish, strong academic records and exceptional writing ability, a demonstrated commitment to public interest law, and potential for success as a clinical teacher.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.