Immigration Clinic

Law 398A






The Immigration Clinic is a two-semester or fall-only clinic option that provides students with an opportunity to represent clients in immigration cases.

The faculty supervisor assigns cases to students who work in teams of two or three, depending on the case or project, and consult with each other before and during weekly team meetings with their faculty supervisor. 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 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 clients' needs.

While there are no prerequisites, it is highly recommended that students have taken Immigration law, International Law, International Human Rights Law, Trial Advocacy and Evidence.

K. Bishop

Fall, Spring
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