James H. Binger Center for New Americans
The University of Minnesota Law School’s James H. Binger Center for New Americans expands urgently needed legal services for noncitizens, pursues litigation to improve our nation’s immigration laws, and supports noncitizens in the region through education and community outreach.
Designed in partnership with leading area law firms and non-profit immigration legal services, the Center is the only program of its kind in the U.S. and is home to three dynamic clinics and an integrated education and outreach program that offer students hands-on educational experiences:
- Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic: improves and transforms U.S. immigration law through collaborative impact litigation in the federal courts.
- Detainee Rights Clinic: defends the rights of indigent noncitizens incarcerated by the Department of Homeland Security.
- Immigration and Human Rights Clinic: represents asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries.
- Rural Immigrant Access Clinic: provides legal asistance to the immigrants living and working in rural communities, where access to immigration attorneys is limited.
- Education and Outreach: educates noncitizens about their legal rights and trains lawyers to provide high quality pro bono legal services.
Now Hiring! The Center for New Americans is looking for a Community Outreach and Program Coordinator in the Education and Outreach Program. We are a dynamic and innovative program that brings together litigators, law students, and other advocates to reform the immigration system. Our Education and Outreach Program works with the immigrant community to identify systemic barriers to equity and community integration and through legal education, organizing, pro bono legal services, and capacity building supports community efforts to break down systemic barriers and empower communities. The position requires a responsive, proactive, and driven person with close attention to detail who is motivated to serve immigrant communities. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits.