Students in the Immigration Clinic represent
low-income undocumented immigrants, including those who are seeking asylum or
who have been the victims of domestic or sexual violence or of other crimes.
2017-2018, the Immigration Clinic has both a full year or a fall semester only
option. Each semester is 4 credits
for the Immigration Clinic is limited to third-year students, selected by a
lottery. A lottery registration meeting for Externship and Clinical Programs is
held approximately one month into the spring semester of students’ 2nd year.
Notices are posted throughout the Law School and emailed to the 2nd year
student listserv. After the lottery registration meeting, students are given an
opportunity to register for their program preferences online. Students
interested in the Immigration Clinic may prioritize
note: Students may not enroll in any externship programs while enrolled in the
Immigration Clinic students meet weekly at a regularly scheduled class time to discuss
assigned readings and to review cases. Students work in teams and have weekly
team meetings with their faculty supervisor. All students enrolled in the
Immigration Clinic must attend the mandatory Clinic Intensive Weekend held near
the beginning of the fall semester.
there are no prerequisites, it is highly recommended that students have taken or
are currently taking Immigration law, International Law, Domestic Violence Law,
International Human Rights Law, Trial Advocacy, and Evidence.