The Detained Immigrant Law Fellowship, sponsored by Georgetown Law and Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, is a two-year, post-graduate position in Catholic Charities’ Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project (“Esperanza”). Esperanza works primarily with people, both adults and children, in federal immigration custody awaiting their removal proceedings. The Fellow will teach immigration law to people in detention, provide direct representation in Immigration and State Court to both adults and children in detention, and help Esperanza place detainees’ cases with pro bono attorneys. The Fellowship is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Information about Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project is available at www.esperanza-la.org.
Terms and salary: This two-year Fellowship will begin in September 2014 and continue through August 2016. The Fellow will be paid an entry-level Catholic Charities staff attorney salary, approximately $46,000 per year, and receive full benefits, including health care and vacation. The Fellow is also eligible for Georgetown’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).
Selection criteria: Candidates from the GULC JD class of ’14 are eligible to apply. Candidates should be independent, capable of managing many simultaneous complex projects, and have a commitment to social justice, particularly immigrants’ rights. Experience in immigration law is preferred; proficiency in Spanish is required. In addition, during the period of the Fellowship, the Fellow must supply his or her own car, and maintain a current driver's license, registration, and car insurance.
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