Director of Immigration Law Clinic with specialized tenure or tenure-track clinic faculty appointment

Job Locations US-NY-Central Islip
ID
2022-8932
Position Type
Full-Time
Schedule Shift
Sundays and evenings
Hours Per Week
36.5
Travel
25%
Category
Faculty/Academic
Telecommute
No
FLSA Status
Exempt

Overview

The Touro University College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center seeks applicants for a specialized tenured or tenure-track clinic faculty appointment to direct our Immigration Law Clinic. Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and a commitment to teaching in an environment dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students. We seek candidates with a commitment to justice and a record of or interest in clinic pedagogy and will consider both lateral and entry level applicants. The position requires experience in the practice of immigration law with the ability to develop clinical teaching skills or significant clinical teaching experience in other fields with the ability to apply that experience to an immigration law clinic. Touro's Immigration Law Clinic has in recent years provided successful representation to Suffolk County immigrants in venues from Suffolk Family Court to the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The clinical program is an integrated law office and we often collaborate between clinics on cases. It is expected that the Immigration Clinic will not have an existing case load and we invite candidates to share their own vision for the clinic and how it can achieve the program’s dual goals of social justice in client work and education of law students. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community as well as a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the Law Center. With one of the most diverse student bodies in the country, Touro Law Center is dedicated to the aims of diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages applications from those who would contribute to that diversity as defined in the broadest sense. Applicants are expected to be willing and capable of teaching in-person and remotely and familiar with best practices in both modalities.

Responsibilities

  • Working with clinical law faculty on providing instruction and guidance to students on ethical and professional standards for law practice and the law pertinent to the Center’s work
  • Supervise students and also handle cases in the practice of immigration law
  • Keeping accurate electronic records regarding cases
  • Prepare and teach graduate law student courses in a physical classroom and/or a virtual classroom
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi assessments and handouts
  • Timely grade student assignments
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
  • Stay current in and continually strive to improve teaching skills and expertise in the subjects that they teach
  • Stay informed of changes in the law and remain current in recent statutory changes and case law developments
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues
  • Commit to service to legal education and to the wider community
  • Engage in the intellectual life of the Law Center
  • Participate on faculty committees
  • Attend faculty meetings and Law Center events

Qualifications

Education/ Experience

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Practice in the field of immigration law.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Ability to train and teach others
  • Interpret the meaning of information
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Resolve conflicts and negotiate with others
  • Update and use relevant knowledge
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills in communications with supervisors peers and subordinates
  • Displays excellent organizational skills including scheduling of events
  • Performs faculty administrative responsibilities

Travel

  • Travel to court.
  • Travel to conferences and professional development trainings.

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