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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, and is aimed at attorneys who wish to shift from law practice into clinical teaching.

The Immigrant Rights Clinic represents low-income immigrants in a range of direct client representation and immigrant rights policy work. Individual client work includes litigation of asylum and cancellation cases in Baltimore’s immigration court, and preparation of a broad range of applications before USCIS. The policy work has included such projects as state-level legislative amendments that would benefit immigrants in Maryland, building a brief bank for a coalition of clinics, and developing community education materials requested by a community partner. Fellows also have the opportunity to pursue other professional goals, including scholarship, during the Fellowship.  Fellows are responsible for case coverage during school vacations. This Fellowship is particularly suitable for lawyers who want to embark on careers in law teaching.

Past IRC Fellows include Sabrina BalgamwallaHelen HarnettRachel Settlage,  Sarah Rogerson and Emily Tortstveit Ngara. The current IRC Fellow is Nickole Miller.

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 $55,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance.

If you have any questions about the position, please email Prof. Elizabeth Keyes at
ekeyes@ubalt.edu.  

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.