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Immigration Clinic

Law 398A






The Immigration Clinic is a two-semester clinic that provides students with an opportunity to represent clients in immigration cases. Students work in teams of two and consult with each other before weekly team meetings with their faculty supervisor.

During the course of the year, students prepare claims and advocate on behalf of immigrant clients, including:

* refugees applying for asylum

* battered immigrants applying for VAWA relief

* immigrants eligible for U (crime victim) Visas

* immigrants eligible for T (trafficking) Visas

* immigrants eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

* immigrants with claims to U.S. citizenship

* other claims for permanent residency status

There may be opportunities for ancillary state court representation related to immigration cases, depending on the needs of the client.

As part of their clinic work, students meet weekly as a group at a regularly scheduled class time to review cases as well as readings. In addition, students will also work in teams and have weekly team meetings with their faculty supervisor.


None. Immigration law, International Law, International Human Rights Law, Trial Advocacy, and Evidence highly recommended.

B. Posner

Fall, Spring
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