The Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching and Advocacy Fellowship 2014-2015

Applications are now being accepted for the Albert M. Sacks Fellowship at Harvard Law School. The fellowship will provide an opportunity for an attorney to work at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program on direct representation, appellate litigation and policy advocacy work, starting in the summer of 2014. The Fellow will supervise clinical students and work closely with experienced attorneys and clinicians at Harvard Law School and Greater Boston Legal Services during the 2014-2015 academic year. The position will also offer opportunities for professional development and scholarship in the areas of immigration and refugee law.

About the Position:
The Fellow’s responsibilities will include close supervision of student casework and development of immigration and refugee law teaching and training materials alongside clinical faculty.  They will supervise and mentor students, meeting often to discuss developments in their cases, and providing regular, detailed feedback.  The Fellow will appear in immigration court and in front of administrative bodies with students.  Additionally, the Fellow will work on a range of research projects for the clinical director as well as appellate briefs and advocacy issues. The Fellow will be based at Harvard Law School and may collaborate with other programs in Harvard’s vibrant clinical community.

The position is a one year placement with possibility of renewal for one to two additional years.

Additional Qualifications:
JD required.  Candidates with experience in immigration removal and asylum practice preferred.  Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, superior research and writing skills, and a strong commitment to public interest lawyering. Outstanding interpersonal skills, along with flexibility, sense of humor and a passion for direct service work, and, particularly, immigration and asylum work required.  Candidates should also have an interest in and aptitude for supervising and advising students, as well as a demonstrated interesting in teaching and proven capacity to work as a team member.  Ability to work sensitively with a diverse population of clients, students, and staff is essential. Second language capability in Spanish or French preferred.

How to Apply:
Applications for the 2014-2015 Fellowship will be reviewed on a rolling basis through February 1, 2014. If you have questions about the fellowship, please email us. To apply, please send the following to hirc@law.harvard.edu as one PDF file with your last name in the file name:

-Current resume or CV
-A statement of interest (approx. 750 words) that addresses your potential for clinical teaching and advocacy, your relevant prior experience, and any other information you believe will help the hiring committee evaluate your candidacy.
-A writing sample (approx. 10 pages, preferably in a subject area relevant to the position)
-A least three references (please include email and phone contact information)
-Law school transcript (an informal copy or list of all grades and coursework is acceptable; applicants accepted for final round interviews will be asked to have a sealed transcript sent from their registrar’s office)