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Immigrant Rights Clinic Fellowship

The Immigrant Rights Clinic represents clients in all stages of immigration proceedings. While

The University of Baltimore School of Law will announce when a fellowship position becomes available in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching.

the clinic has focused on asylum cases, the clinic also sometimes handles cases seeking relief for unaccompanied minors, victims of human trafficking, or battered immigrants. The IRC Fellow's duties include direct supervision of clinic students representing clients and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with the clinic director. Fellows are also given opportunities pursue their professional goals, including time and support for scholarly writing. This Fellowship is particularly suitable for lawyers who want to embark on careers in law teaching.

Past IRC Fellows include Helen HarnettRachel Settlage and Sarah Rogerson. The current IRC Fellow is Sabrina Balgamwalla.

This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and is potentially renewable for one additional year under certain circumstances.

Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in immigration, including both defensive and affirmative work; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income and immigrant clients; and a strong interest in teaching. Fellows must be members of the Maryland Bar (currently licensed in Maryland or willing to take the next Maryland Bar exam) in order to supervise law practice by students.

Salary: The current salary is between $50,000 - $55,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance. 

Elizabeth Keyes
Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic
University of Baltimore School of Law
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410.837.5706; Fax: 410.837.4776
ekeyes@ubalt.edu

The University of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.