Clinical Legal Education Association

Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching & Advocacy Fellow at Harvard Law School

15 Dec 2017 3:03 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is now accepting applications for an Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching & Advocacy Fellow opening.

Duties & Responsibilities

The fellowship will provide an opportunity for an attorney to work at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) on direct representation of individuals applying for asylum and other forms of humanitarian protection, starting in the summer of 2018. The Fellow, who will be housed at Harvard Law School, will assist with the supervision of clinical students and work closely with experienced attorneys and clinicians at Harvard Law School and Greater Boston Legal Services during the 2018-2019 academic year.

The Fellow will appear in immigration court and in front of administrative bodies with clinic students and will provide close supervision of student casework in conjunction with the Clinic Director and Assistant Director.

The Fellow's responsibilities will include the development of immigration and refugee law teaching and training materials alongside the Clinic Director. Specifically, the Fellow will assist with the clinical Immigration and Refugee Advocacy seminar and training in the fall semester and the Immigration Policy and Social Change course in the spring semester, as well as any other courses taught by the Clinic Director, as well as other HIRC clinicians.

Additionally, the Fellow will work on a range of research and writing projects for the Clinic Director, which may include work on appellate briefs and advocacy issues. The position will also offer other opportunities for professional development and scholarship in the areas of immigration and refugee law, which the Fellow is encouraged to pursue. The Fellow will be based at Harvard Law School and may collaborate with other programs in Harvard's vibrant clinical community.

Basic Qualifications

J.D. earned within 3 years of hire date. Admission to the bar required.

Additional Qualifications

Candidates with experience in immigration removal and asylum practice strongly 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, a 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 demonstrated aptitude for supervising and advising students, as well as a demonstrated interest 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 and MA bar license preferred. Admission to the bar required.

Additional Information

The application deadline for this fellowship is January 31, 2018.

This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to June 30, 2019, with the possibility of renewal for one year until June 30, 2020.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Job Function


Sub Unit

USA - MA - Cambridge

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

Time Status

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade

Appointment End Date

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Education, Identity

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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