For NC Justice - Immigration
Please describe briefly the nature of the work performed by your organization:
Counsel and represent low-income immigrants who are seeking asylum; who are victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, or other crimes; or who are facing deportation. We represent our clients before the Citizenship and Immigration Service, Immigration Judges, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Please describe the types of projects you anticipate assigning to student externs:
We expect that the student extern would be participating in and perhaps eventually conducting client interviews; drafting client affidavits; assembling, organizing, and preparing applications and court submissions; and researching and drafting briefs, letter-briefs, and legal memoranda.
Please indicate any preferences or requirements as to course work you would like a student to have completed (e.g. Administrative Law, Environmental Law, etc.) and whether a particular skill or experience would be helpful to a student working with your organization. In addition, please indicate whether a student extern working with you will need to be certified under the State Bar Student Practice Rule.
Some background with immigration law is required. For instance, we would hope that the student extern would have taken or would be taking concurrently Immigration & Citizenship and/or Asylum & Refugees (or other equivalent course) or have had relevant experience in immigration law, such as with an internship or clinic.
Does your organization have a system in place for supervising student externs/law clerks and providing feedback? If so, please briefly describe that system.
The student extern would be supervised by all attorneys on the Immigrants Legal Assistance Project as needed, and would be given regular direction and feedback for each project on a weekly (or more frequent) basis. The site supervisor would conduct the mid-term and final evaluations with the student extern
How many student externs would you like to work with during the semester?