2024 UCP Justice Fellowship - Summer Applicants
Opens May 24 2024 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline Jun 16 2024 11:59 PM (EDT)
Description

                                                                                 

Each year IJC awards Justice Fellowships to recent law graduates from around the country – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low income people and immigrants.

IJC trains Justice Fellows to become experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community based organizations. IJC matches selected Fellows with our partnering host organizations based on the applicant’s experience and interest, gaps in services within the community, location interests, and partnering host organizations’ needs. 

Justice Fellow General Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants may be 3Ls or LLM students, graduating law school by the spring of 2024. LLM graduates may apply if they have sat/will sit for the Bar exam before the Fellowship begins.  Applicants must have graduated no earlier than Spring 2022. At the time of selection must have authorization to work in the United States for the two years of the fellowship.

Unaccompanied Children Program in partnership with the Acacia Center for Justice

We are expanding our footprint to meet the urgent need for legal representation. IJC recently partnered with the Acacia Center for Justice to place Justice Fellows with their network of legal service providers across the country as part of the Unaccompanied Children Program. Applicants with an interest in preserving the rights of migrant children are strongly encouraged to apply.

There is high demand for Justice Fellows to provide quality legal services to unaccompanied children in removal proceedings. Spanish fluency is preferred, however language supports will be provided for those working towards fluency.

All IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided with a full salary (minimum salary of $62,500/year) and benefits through their host organization placement.

Application Components:

We will ask you to provide the following materials:

-Application Form (you will include your statement of interest and response to the essay in this form)

-Statement of Interest (500 words or less): Describe why you would like to be an IJC Justice Fellow.  Questions to consider in drafting the Statement of Interest include:

Why are you interested in immigration law?

How might an IJC Fellowship prepare you for the career you want to have in the future?

Why, specifically, are you interested in participating in a fellowship program, versus a staff attorney role?

What skills and experiences have prepared you for work with immigrant communities?

-Essay Question (500 words or less): At the core of IJC’s mission is the goal of increasing access to counsel.  If you could design a universal representation system for immigrant courts nationwide what would it look like? Who would qualify for representation and why and what mechanisms would you recommend for appointing counsel?

-Resume (no more than 2 pages, PDF)

-Unofficial Law School Transcript (PDF)

-References/Letters of Recommendations: We ask that you provide a total of two references and/or recommendation letter(s). This can be a combination of each, or two of the same method. For instance, you can provide:

One reference and one letter of recommendation; two references; or two letters or recommendation

If choosing to request letter(s) of recommendation, you will be asked to enter the recommender's email address into the system to submit the letter on your behalf. If they encounter any issues accessing the system, please advise them that they can directly submit their letter to recruitment@justicecorps.org. We would be happy to upload it on their behalf.

Use the "Provide References" task to provide contact details for your reference(s), who would be contacted post-interview if selected to move forward. Use the "Letter of Recommendation" tasks if you are choosing to proceed with recommendation letter(s).

NOTE:  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. This means IJC will review applications and supporting documents as they are submitted. 

When setting up your account you will be asked to enter a name for your submission – PLEASE USE YOUR FULL NAME (LAST, FIRST) AS THE SUBMISSION TITLE.  

To learn more about Immigrant Justice Corps visit our website: www.justicecorps.org.

2024 UCP Justice Fellowship - Summer Applicants


                                                                                 

Each year IJC awards Justice Fellowships to recent law graduates from around the country – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low income people and immigrants.

IJC trains Justice Fellows to become experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community based organizations. IJC matches selected Fellows with our partnering host organizations based on the applicant’s experience and interest, gaps in services within the community, location interests, and partnering host organizations’ needs. 

Justice Fellow General Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants may be 3Ls or LLM students, graduating law school by the spring of 2024. LLM graduates may apply if they have sat/will sit for the Bar exam before the Fellowship begins.  Applicants must have graduated no earlier than Spring 2022. At the time of selection must have authorization to work in the United States for the two years of the fellowship.

Unaccompanied Children Program in partnership with the Acacia Center for Justice

We are expanding our footprint to meet the urgent need for legal representation. IJC recently partnered with the Acacia Center for Justice to place Justice Fellows with their network of legal service providers across the country as part of the Unaccompanied Children Program. Applicants with an interest in preserving the rights of migrant children are strongly encouraged to apply.

There is high demand for Justice Fellows to provide quality legal services to unaccompanied children in removal proceedings. Spanish fluency is preferred, however language supports will be provided for those working towards fluency.

All IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided with a full salary (minimum salary of $62,500/year) and benefits through their host organization placement.

Application Components:

We will ask you to provide the following materials:

-Application Form (you will include your statement of interest and response to the essay in this form)

-Statement of Interest (500 words or less): Describe why you would like to be an IJC Justice Fellow.  Questions to consider in drafting the Statement of Interest include:

Why are you interested in immigration law?

How might an IJC Fellowship prepare you for the career you want to have in the future?

Why, specifically, are you interested in participating in a fellowship program, versus a staff attorney role?

What skills and experiences have prepared you for work with immigrant communities?

-Essay Question (500 words or less): At the core of IJC’s mission is the goal of increasing access to counsel.  If you could design a universal representation system for immigrant courts nationwide what would it look like? Who would qualify for representation and why and what mechanisms would you recommend for appointing counsel?

-Resume (no more than 2 pages, PDF)

-Unofficial Law School Transcript (PDF)

-References/Letters of Recommendations: We ask that you provide a total of two references and/or recommendation letter(s). This can be a combination of each, or two of the same method. For instance, you can provide:

One reference and one letter of recommendation; two references; or two letters or recommendation

If choosing to request letter(s) of recommendation, you will be asked to enter the recommender's email address into the system to submit the letter on your behalf. If they encounter any issues accessing the system, please advise them that they can directly submit their letter to recruitment@justicecorps.org. We would be happy to upload it on their behalf.

Use the "Provide References" task to provide contact details for your reference(s), who would be contacted post-interview if selected to move forward. Use the "Letter of Recommendation" tasks if you are choosing to proceed with recommendation letter(s).

NOTE:  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. This means IJC will review applications and supporting documents as they are submitted. 

When setting up your account you will be asked to enter a name for your submission – PLEASE USE YOUR FULL NAME (LAST, FIRST) AS THE SUBMISSION TITLE.  

To learn more about Immigrant Justice Corps visit our website: www.justicecorps.org.

Opens
May 24 2024 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline
Jun 16 2024 11:59 PM (EDT)