Visiting Practice Professor of Law

University of Pennsylvania Law School

United States


University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Transnational Legal Clinic

Visiting Practice Professor of Law

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School seeks a visiting Practice Professor for its Transnational Legal Clinic for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The Transnational Legal Clinic is the law school’s international human rights and immigration clinic, and is an integral part of the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies, Penn’s endowed clinical program, which offers students real-case clinical opportunities in every major lawyering role. The Clinic is an important part of Penn Law’s international and comparative law program, and reflects the school’s commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service in the global legal environment.

Through the Transnational Legal Clinic, students directly engage in and reflect on the role of the lawyer in settings that cut across cultures, borders, languages, and legal systems.  The Clinic’s immigration docket includes asylum/withholding/CAT, cancellation, U and T visa petitions, both for clients in removal proceedings and those proceedings affirmatively.  The human rights docket comprises a range of cases and advocacy projects primarily addressing the human rights of migrants, primarily in the United States, undertaken in partnership with local, regional and national organizations. The Clinic is structured around a seminar that meets twice a week for 1 ½ hours and weekly supervision.    


Penn seeks candidates with: strong practice experience in direct representation of individuals in immigration proceedings and an interest and exposure to international human rights mechanisms; distinguished academic and professional achievement; dynamic teaching and supervisory skills; and a deep commitment to clinical legal education.  Candidates must have a minimum of three years of relevant practice experience; prior teaching experience is desirable but not required.  Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  The position will run from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.  The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Please submit applications through the Interfolio website:

The deadline for applications is March 5, 2021, though we will start reviewing applications as they come in.

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