Georgia State University’s College of Law — Clinical Faculty, Immigration Clinic

Georgia State University’s College of Law seeks highly qualified applicants for a full-time clinical faculty position for an Immigration Clinic. This is a new clinic reflecting the College of Law’s commitment to clinical offerings that meet the interests of students and the needs of the community. Appointment could begin as early as fall 2019. The position is a twelve-month clinical faculty track appointment, with faculty status, a renewable contract, and job security commensurate with tenured faculty. Clinical faculty have voting rights and serve on faculty committees at the College of Law. Clinical faculty also teach non-clinic courses consistent with their expertise and interests. 

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Designing and teaching in the new clinic;
  • Supervising law students in casework and clinic projects;
  • Performing responsibilities related to the administration of the clinic;
  • Teaching a non-clinic course after the first year. 

Qualifications for the position include:

  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record;
  • Excellent experience in legal practice and lawyering skills;
  • Licensed bar membership in good standing in any one of the 50 states; 
  • 5 plus years of post-J.D. legal experience;
  • Experience in immigration matters;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in clinical teaching;
  • A proven record of (or clear demonstrated potential for) successful teaching and professional engagement;

Part of a comprehensive research university, the College of Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part-time law students. The clinic is located in the Center for Clinical Programs, an in-house suite of clinic offices located in the new college of law building. 

We encourage applications from candidates who would diversify our faculty. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, implements affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status or disability. As required by Georgia State University, an appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Required Documents:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Complete law school transcript
  • Three letters of professional reference
  • Sample of Written Work (max. 10 pages)

Please submit applications to:

Professor Lisa R. Bliss
Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Programs
Chair, Clinical Faculty Recruitment Committee
College of Law, Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
Telephone: 404-413-9131
E-mail: lbliss@gsu.edu

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