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Immigrants' Rights Clinic: Cooley Godward Kronish Clinical Teaching Fellowship

The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School invites applicants every two years for a clinical teaching fellowship in its Immigrants' Rights Clinic (IRC). The fellow will have the opportunity to be part of the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and other fellows, the fellow will represent clients and supervise and train law students.

The Immigrants' Rights Clinic

One of the ten clinical programs constituting the Stanford Legal Clinic, the IRC represents individual non-citizen clients in a variety of matters. These include asylum proceedings, immigration court hearings on behalf of non-citizens with criminal convictions, and applications to secure status for non-citizen survivors of domestic violence. The IRC also conducts legal advocacy on behalf of immigrants' rights organizations in a variety of areas, including advocating for immigrants in detention, impact litigation on behalf of immigrants, assisting local organizations with grassroots organizing, developing and distributing know-your-rights materials, legislative advocacy, and enabling immigrants' rights groups to access legal services. More information about the IRC can be found at www.law.stanford.edu/clinics/irc.

The Fellowship

This fellowship will allow a lawyer to spend two years honing skills in public-interest lawyering and clinical teaching, with the expectation that at the end of the two-year-program, the fellow will be well-situated to secure a position in one of those fields. Fellows in the Clinic are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Stanford faculty at large. Fellows are invited to attend the weekly faculty workshops at which scholars from within Stanford and from throughout the world present works in progress. Fellows will also participate in workshops geared toward clinical teaching in particular. Given the full-time demands of the work supervising students and representing clients, however, fellows should not expect to have time during working hours to engage in their own independent scholarly research and writing.

The Immigrants' Rights Clinic is currently not accepting fellowship applications. Please check back in summer 2010 for more information.