National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP) Seeks Deans Fellow for Fall 2014:

The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project Law (NIWAP, pronounced new-app) is a new experiential learning opportunity at American University Washington College of Law. NIWAP’s work benefits immigrant women, children, and immigrant survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes. We are a national provider of training, legal and social science research, policy development, and technical assistance to advocates, attorneys, pro bono law firms, law schools, universities, law enforcement, prosecutors, social service and health care providers, justice system personnel, and other professionals who work with immigrant women, children and crime victims.

NIWAP is seeking one part-time (15-20 hours/week) Dean’s fellow to join us this spring.  Schedule is flexible. The work may include an opportunity to work on the following types of projects:

  • Developing training materials and conduct legal research to assist courts and judges in cases involving unaccompanied minors, immigrant crime victims, and immigrant women and childnren;
  • Work with judicial education staff at the state level to plan statewide trainings for judges on U visa certification and issues that arise in family courts;
  • Conduct legal research and publish training materials for advocates and attorneys to facilitate healthcare access for immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence and DACA or DREAM children who become eligible for crime victim-related immigration relief;
  • Assisting NIWAP legal staff in responding to technical assistance requests from state, local and federal government agencies and from advocates and attorneys across the country;
  • Collecting of stories from the field documenting best practices and gaps in services and protections.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in this position at Applications will remain open until position is filled.