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:
immigrants eligible for U (crime victim) Visas
* battered immigrants
applying for VAWA relief
immigrants eligible for T (trafficking) Visas
immigrants eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
* immigrants with claims
for permanent residency status
* 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, Domestic Violence, International Law, International Human Rights Law, Trial Advocacy, and Evidence highly recommended.