University Legal Services Fellow (Attorney)

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Published 29 days ago

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for University Legal Services Fellow (Attorney), William S. Boyd School of Law [R0126079]



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:



The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.



The University Legal Services Fellow is an attorney who will provide immigration-related legal services to students, staff and families associated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). The Fellow will spend time working at both the UNLV and CSN campuses, and will also organize and lead community service and education programs, especially those addressing immigration issues for the UNLV and CSN communities. Legal services provided may include limited consultations as well as full representation, depending on circumstances and available resources. The Fellow will be part of the legal team in the UNLV Immigration Clinic and may take on other law practice and community services roles as part of the Clinic’s overall mission.



·      This position requires a Juris Doctorate from a regionally accredited college or university and an attorney license in good-standing in a U.S. State. 2021 law graduates who are taking the bar exam in summer 2021 may be considered, but any employment offer would be conditional on successfully receiving a license.

·      Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, solve problems creatively, handle multiple responsibilities, and take initiative required.

·      Effective legal writing (writing sample may be requested).

·      Demonstrated ability to build connections and networks in a diverse community and in large institutions.

·      Background in immigration law and/or community service.

·      Ability to work independently at multiple locations.

·      Public speaking skills



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin August 31, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Michael Kagan, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or



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If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.



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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for University Legal Services Fellow (Attorney), William S. Boyd School of Law [R0126079]



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution…

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